Jan Ernst Matzeliger Inventor Shoemaking Machine (Black History Month)

Reblogged By: La Tray

Source: teacher.scholastic.com

Media: teacher.scholastic.com / United Shoe Machinery Corporation, http://www.blackinventor.com.

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.
 

 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s