Jan Ernst Matzeliger (September 15, 1852 – August 24, 1889) was a
revolutionary in the shoe ... He had some interest in mechanics in his native
country, but his efforts at inventing a shoe-las...
Apr 3, 2014 ... Synopsis. Jan Matzeliger was born in Paramaribo (now Suriname) in 1852.
Matzeliger settled in the United States in 1873 and trained as a ...
Jan Matzeliger (1852-1889) revolutionized the shoemaking industry with his
invention .... Matzeliger did not live long enough to see the true impact of his
Son of a Dutch father and a black Surinamese mother, Matzeliger began work as
a sailor on a merchant ship at the age of 19 and after about six years settled in ...
Such is the case with Jan Matzeliger - the man who made it possible for ... Jan
showed a remarkable ability to repair complex machinery and often did so when
Biography of Jan Ernst Matzeliger. ... When Jan Matzeliger came to work in the
shoe factories, no machinehad been invented that could complete the lasting ...
*This date marks the birth of Jan Matzeliger in 1852. He was an African American
inventor best known for his shoe-lasting machine that mechanically shaped the ...
Jun 29, 2015 ... Jan Matzeliger was an immigrant cobbler working in a shoe factory in New
England when he invented a new process that changed ...
May 29, 2011 ... 1852 – 1889 Jan Matzeliger invented a shoe manufacturing ... friends, and was
rebuffed by several local churches which did not accept Blacks.
Nov 25, 2011 ... ... hand so he invented the automated shoe laster which revolutionized and ...
Such is the case with Jan Matzeliger, the man who made it possible for ... and
often did so when accompanying his dad to a manufacturing plant.