Saturday, December 18, 2021

Yau Tak Cheung of Chicago invented a few machines to make and shape fortune cookies and egg rolls.

Yau Tak Cheung, an inventor, and engineer invented the 'Fortune Cooky Machine' (1963); 'Apparatus For Forming Fortune Cookie Shaped Articles' (1985). Other US patents include 'Method And Apparatus For Forming Egg Rolls' and 'Apparatus For Forming Filled Dough Products.'

Yau Tak Cheung watches fortune cookies being made on the machine he invented (Patent No. US3265016A) at 123 South Laflin Street, Chicago, in 1966. Cheung, who created the Phoenix Fortune Cookie Co., came to the U.S. from Canada in 1957. He emigrated from Hong Kong in the early 1950s.

Compiled by Dr. Neil Gale, Ph.D.

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting. Could you tell us where/when that photo was taken and when/where it was published? thanks!


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