Reblogged By: La Tray
Posted: Monday February 3, 2014 @ 1:43 p.m. PST
Jan Ernst Matzeliger
Jan Ernst Matzeliger (1852–1889) invented a shoemaking machine that increased shoemaking speed by 900%!
Fast Fact: In 1992, the U.S. made a postage stamp in honor of Matzeliger.
|Image Credits: United Shoe Machinery Corporation, http://www.blackinventor.com.|