Jan Ernst Matzeliger

STEM Career: Inventor and Businessman

Significant Contribution/s: Invented and patented the lasting machine that mechanically shaped the upper portion of shoes and co-founder of the Consolidated Lasting Machine Company.

Birth: September 15, 1852

Death: August 24, 1889

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