Margaret E Knight

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Full NameMargaret Eloise Knight
BirthFebruary 14, 1838
Place of BirthYork, Maine, U.S.
DeathOctober 12, 1914
Place of DeathFramingham, Massachusetts, U.S.
Known forInventing a machine to produce flat-bottomed paper bags
Notable WorkFounder of the Eastern Paper Bag Company in 1870
ParentsHannah Teal and James Knight
Early Life– Showed early interest in woodworking tools as a child
– Witnessed an accident at a cotton mill and invented a safety device for looms at age 12
Career– Held various jobs including in home repair, photography, engraving, and furniture upholstery
– Received her first patent in 1870 for an improvement in paper-feeding machines

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