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Puffed Wheat

Title: Patent Documents for Alexander Anderson
Type: Document
Date: 1902
Source: Minnesota Historical Society

Description: Alexander Anderson prepared these papers in order to get a patent on the process he invented for puffing grain.
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Patent Documents for Alexander Anderson

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  1. We know that Alexander Anderson is from Red Wing. Why do you think the patent document states his residence as New York?



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  2. Why do you think there are line numbers in the margins of this document?



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  3. This application for a patent was filed in February of 1902, but the actual patent (this document) was not completed until August of 1902. Why might it have taken so long?



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  4. Why do you think that Anderson was interested in getting a patent for his work?



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