By HistoryNet Staff 2/3/2018 •
Jan Ernst Matzeliger’s 1883 patented device greatly speeded up the process of producing this item of clothing.
Shoes. Before Matzeliger’s shoe-lasting machine, shoes were primarily manufactured by hand. His invention mechanically shaped shoes speeding production and reducing prices.
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