https://solecollector.com/news/2017/02/shoe-lasting-machine-inventor-jan-matzeliger

Feb 7, 2017 ... The story of Jan Ernst Matzeliger, the inventor of the shoe lasting machine.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Ernst_Matzeliger

Jan Ernst Matzeliger (September 15, 1852 – August 24, 1889) was an inventor whose lasting ... His mother was a house slave of African descent; she lived on the plantation of which his father was the owner for a time. ... His invention was " the greatest forward step in the shoe industry," according to the church bulletin of The ...

https://www.biography.com/inventor/jan-matzeliger

... about Jan Ernst Matzeliger, the Surinamese inventor who patented a shoe lasting machine ... As a dark-skinned man, his professional options were limited, and he ... In 1991, the United States government issued a "Black Heritage" postage ...

https://blackinventor.com/jan-matzeliger/

Sometimes the greatest inventions are those which simplify necessary tasks. Such is the case with Jan Matzeliger – the man who made it possible for ordinary  ...

http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/bhistory/inventors/matzeliger.htm

Famous African American Inventors: An Interactive Teaching Resource for Grades 4-8. ... This invention revolutionized the shoemaking industry and made shoes affordable to the average person. Did You Know? Matzeliger's first shoemaking ...

https://getuperica.com/67056/black-history-jan-matzeliger-shoe-machine/

Feb 9, 2018 ... Jan Matzeliger was a black inventor who created the Lasting Machine.

https://www.thevintagenews.com/2016/10/20/jan-ernst-matzeliger-the-man-who-revolutionized-the-shoe-making-industry/

Oct 20, 2016 ... Jan Ernst Matzeliger, the inventor of the groundbreaking "lasting machine," ... Jan Ernst Matzeliger, the man who revolutionized the shoe-making industry ... His mother was a black woman from Surinam, while his father was a ...

http://people.seas.harvard.edu/~jones/mckay/matzeliger/matzeliger.html

Although he spoke very little English, he was befriended by some Black ... No man can build a machine that will last shoes and take away the job of the laster, ... Soon, Matzeliger began putting together a crude working model of his invention.

https://www.greatblackheroes.com/science/jan-matzeliger/

Nov 25, 2011 ... Jan Matzeliger invented the automated shoe laster and revolutionized ... Such is the case with Jan Matzeliger, the man who made it possible for ...

https://www.thoughtco.com/history-of-shoe-production-1991309

Matzeliger's Lasting Machine shaping shoes at a Lynn shoe factory. ... in New England when he invented a new process that changed shoe-making forever. ... As a dark-skinned man with little command of English, Matzeliger struggled to survive. With the help of his tinkering ability and support from a local black church , ...