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Margaret E. Knight

Margaret E. Knight

Margaret E. Knight was an American inventor. She has been called "the most famous 19th-century woman inventor". She was born in York, Maine to James Knight and Hannah Teal. James Knight died when Margaret was a little girl. Knight went to school until she was twelve and worked in a cotton mill between ages 12 through 1856. In 1868, while living in Springfield, Massachusetts, Knight invented a machine that folded and glued paper to form the flat botto...

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