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Jan Ernst Matzeliger - Wikipedia

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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...

Jan Matzeliger - Inventor - Biography.com

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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.

Jan Ernst Matzeliger | African American Inventors | Scholastic.com

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Invention: In 1883, Matzeliger successfully invented what many before him had attempted: an automated shoemaking machine that quickly attached the top of ...

The Black Inventor Online Museum | Jan Matzeliger

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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 ...

Jan Ernst Matzeliger Biography (1852-1889) - How Products Are Made

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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.

Jan Matzeliger Facts - Biography - YourDictionary

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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 Ernst Matzeliger | Dutch inventor | Britannica.com

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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, ...

Jan Matzeliger

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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.

Jan Ernst Matzeliger: Inventor - Black History Month 2017

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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.

Black Inventor Who Changed Shoemaking - NYTimes.com

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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, ...