Jan Ernst Matzeliger (September 15, 1852 – August 24, 1889) was a
revolutionary in the shoe ... In the early days of shoe making, shoes were made
mainly by hand. ... At the time, no machine co...
Apr 3, 2014 ... Jan Ernst Matzeliger was an inventor of Surinamese and Dutch descent best ... In
1883, he patented a shoe lasting machine that increased the ... After settling in
the United States, Matzeliger worked for several years to learn English. ... find a
solution to the problems he discerned in the shoemaking process.
Invention: In 1883, Matzeliger successfully invented what many before him had
attempted: an automated shoemaking machine that quickly attached the top of ...
Mar 23, 2012 ... For two years he worked aboard an East Indian merchant ship and was able to ...
working for a cobbler and became interested in the making of shoes. ... No man
can build a machine that will last shoes and take away the job ...
Nationality: American; Gender: Male; Occupation: inventor ... It was the final step
in the shoemaking process that proved to be the most difficult to automate. ...
When Jan Matzeliger came to work in the shoe factories, no machinehad ... Jan
served as an apprentice in a government machine shop supervised by his father.
This invention reduced the cost of manufacturing shoes by one-half. ... Matzeliger
spent ten years in the development of his lasting machine and received little ...
Jan 12, 2000 ... Inventor best known for his shoe-lasting machine that mechanically ... six years
settled in Lynn, where he found employment in a shoe factory ... Matzeliger
received several other patents for shoe-manufacturing machinery, ...
For two years he worked aboard an East Indian merchant ship and was able to ...
he began working for a cobbler and became interested in the making of shoes. ...
Unfortunately, no machines existed that could attach the upper part of a shoe ...
Soon, Matzeliger began putting together a crude working model of his invention.
Feb 18, 2016 ... At the age of ten, Matzeliger was apprenticed in the machine shops run ... In the
early days of shoe making, shoes were made mainly by hand. ... After five years
of work, Matzeliger obtained a patent for his invention in 1883.
Feb 27, 1992 ... 27) that Elvis Presley is not a fitting subject for a United States postage stamp.
However, Jan Matzeliger, inventor of the shoe-lasting machine, ...