Dennis Karwatka is an associate professor of industrial education and technology at Morehead State University, in Kentucky.
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Struggling alone and told that it was impossible by industry experts, Jan Matzeliger, a poor black immigrant, devised a machine that revolutionized the shoemaking industry in the 1880s and cut shoe prices in half.Read >>
A poor immigrant scrounged materials from junkyards to invent a device that worked five times faster than lasting by hand, making shoes affordable for millionsRead >>
Jan Matzeliger, a poor black immigrant, struggled alone to become an inventor and in the early 1880s succeeded in devising a machine that revolutionized the industryRead >>