29/05/1885 Public demonstration of machine to mass-produce shoes
Moments In Black History by DAVIDBLAYNE - JAN MATZELIGER
Shoe Maker Mr Jan Ernst Matzeliger
Jan Matzeliger Black Inventor
About inventor 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.