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Black Heritage USA 29 Inglewood Public Library

Who is Jan E. Matzeliger?

Jan E. Matzeliger was born in Dutch Guiana, then migrated to America and invented the Lasting Machine that increased shoe production from 50 a day to 700.

He died of Tuberculosis (TB) at the age of 37 before he was recognized and awarded for his invention.



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