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29/05/1885 Public demonstration of machine to mass-produce shoes

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About inventor Jan Matzeliger.

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Shoe Maker Mr Jan Ernst Matzeliger

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Jan Matzeliger Black Inventor

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Moments In Black History by DAVIDBLAYNE - JAN MATZELIGER

Jan Matzeliger gave a public demonstration in Lynn, Massachusetts, of his newly-invented machine's ability to mass-produce shoes and replace the tedious hand work previously required to attach the sole to the upper of a shoe.
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