Printer-friendly versionPDF version Select ratingGive it 1/5Give it 2/5Give it 3/5Give it 4/5Give it 5/5 Average: 3.9 (11 votes) Inventions Table of Contents Overview Gatling Gun Headache Powder Kicking Machine Women Inventors 23 September 2010 Comments Bobby Ray Dowless Sr replied on Sat, 12/01/2012 - 16:18 Permalink Comment: My Grandfather, William Ben Dowless of Abbottsburg, NC, was awarded patent no. 2,223,301 on Nov 26, 1940. His invention related to an improved means for drying tobacco that revolutionized tobacco curing in the southeast. I have copies of his patent. What is the process to get his invention recognized in NCpedia? reply ehorton replied on Tue, 12/04/2012 - 08:06 Permalink Comment: Thank you for sharing this information! It is now published via your comment in NCpedia. If you have access to additional information about its use and are interested in contributing an article about it, our guidelines for contributions are available here: http://ncpedia.org/contribute. Let us know if you are interested. reply Add a comment PLEASE NOTE: NCpedia will not publish personal contact information in comments, questions, or responses. Complete guidelines are available at http://ncpedia.org/comments. Your name E-mail The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Comment * More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically. Type "NCpedia": * This is a test to prevent automated spam comments.