Knight, Margaret E., 1838-1914

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Margaret E. Knight (b. Feb. 14, 1838, York, ME–d. Oct. 12, 1914, Framingham, MA) is best known for her invention of a machine that folded and glued paper to form the flat-bottomed brown paper bags. Knight was awarded a patent in 1871 and invented many other devices.
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creatorOf Patent Model for Paper Bag Machine National Museum of American History (U.S.)
referencedIn [Margaret Knight : Australian Art and Artists file]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Vertical file collection on metal, machinery, and transportation equipment manufacturing, 1811-1946 (inclusive). Harvard Business School, Knowledge and Library Services/Baker Library
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creatorOf Patent Drawing for Margaret E. Knight's Bag Machine United States. National Archives and Records Administration
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Place Name Admin Code Country
York County ME US
Framingham MA US
Paper bags


Birth 1838-02-14

Death 1914-10-12



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