When Was The Shoe Lasting Machine Invented

- Jun 29, 2018-

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Shoe lasting machine is patented, March 20, 1883

Shoe manufacturing was revolutionized by the shoe lasting machine, which was patented on March 20, 1883 by inventor Jan Earnst Matzeliger.Before the shoe lasting machine, shoes were made mostly by hand. Molds of customers' feet were made with wood or stone called "lasts" used to size and shape the shoes. While machines were used to cut and stitch the leather, shaping and joining the body of the shoe and its sole was done by "hand lasters."