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Unaker

patent

UNAKER. In the patent taken out in 1744 by Edward Heylin and Thomas Frye, Bow, they, stated that the main ingredient in the porcelain body was an earth "the produce of the Cherokee nation in America, called by the natives 'unaker.' " It was identical with kaolin.

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