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Margaret E. Knight (1838–1914)

American inventorCreated by: PICRYL - Public Domain Media Search EngineDated: 1838
Patent Drawing of Engine - US109224-Improvement in paper-feeding machines (4) Public domain  image
Margaret E. Knight (1838–1914), prolific American inventor of machines and mechanisms for a variety of industrial and everyday purposes.

Knight demonstrated a knack for tools and invention from an early age, and she was said to have contrived a safety device for controlling shuttles in powered textile looms when she was 12 years old. In 1868, at which time she was living in Springfield, Massachusetts, she invented an attachment for paper-bag-folding machines that allowed the production of square-bottomed bags. After working to improve her invention in Boston, she patented it in 1870.

She later received patents for a dress and skirt shield (1883), a clasp for robes (1884), and a spit (1885). Later still she received six patents over a span of years for machines used in the manufacturing of shoes.
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Patent Drawing of Engine - US527205-numbering machine (1) - . Public domain  image

Patent Drawing of Engine - US527205-numbering machine (1) - . Public d...

Patent held by Margareth E. Knight Public domain photograph related to motor parts, engines, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Patent drawing - US743293-Automatic tool for boring or planing concave or cylindroidal surfaces (3) Public domain  image
Patent drawing - US436358-Sole cutting machine (1) Public domain  image
Patent Drawing of Engine - US743293-Automatic tool for boring or planing concave or cylindroidal surfaces (4) Public domain  image

Patent Drawing of Engine - US743293-Automatic tool for boring or plani...

Patent held by Margareth E. Knight Public domain photograph of electrical equipment, power lines, engine, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Patent Drawing of Engine - US436358-Sole cutting machine (3) Public domain  image

Patent Drawing of Engine - US436358-Sole cutting machine (3) Public do...

Patent held by Margareth E. Knight Public domain photograph related to motor parts, engines, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Patent Drawing of Engine - US716903-Compound rotary engine (4) Public domain  image

Patent Drawing of Engine - US716903-Compound rotary engine (4) Public ...

Patent held by Margareth E. Knight Public domain photograph related to motor parts, engines, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Patent Drawing of Engine - US109224-Improvement in paper-feeding machines (4) Public domain  image
Patent Drawing of Engine - US494784-Sole cutting machine (1) Public domain  image

Patent Drawing of Engine - US494784-Sole cutting machine (1) Public do...

Patent held by Margareth E. Knight Public domain photograph related to motor parts, engines, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Patent Drawing of Engine - US717869-Rotary engine (1) - . Public domain  image

Patent Drawing of Engine - US717869-Rotary engine (1) - . Public domai...

Patent held by Margareth E. Knight Public domain photograph of building in Boston, Massachusetts, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Patent Drawing of Engine - US717869-Rotary engine (3) - . Public domain  image

Patent Drawing of Engine - US717869-Rotary engine (3) - . Public domai...

Patent held by Margareth E. Knight Public domain photograph of electrical equipment, power lines, engine, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Patent drawing - US743293-Automatic tool for boring or planing concave or cylindroidal surfaces (2) Public domain  image
Patent drawing - US109224-Improvement in paper-feeding machines (1) Public domain  image
Patent drawing - US519333-Window frame with sash (2) Public domain  image
Patent Drawing of Engine - US220925-Paper bag machine (3) - . Public domain  image

Patent Drawing of Engine - US220925-Paper bag machine (3) - . Public d...

Patent held by Margareth E. Knight Public domain photograph related to motor parts, engines, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Patent Drawing of Engine - US521413-Reel (3) - . Public domain  image

Patent Drawing of Engine - US521413-Reel (3) - . Public domain image

Patent held by Margareth E. Knight Public domain photograph related to motor parts, engines, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Patent Drawing of Engine - US720818-Rotary engine. (4) - . Public domain  image
Patent drawing - US109224-Improvement in paper-feeding machines (3) Public domain  image
Patent Drawing of Engine - US220925-Paper bag machine (1) - . Public domain  image
Patent Drawing of Engine - US716903-Compound rotary engine (6) Public domain  image

Patent Drawing of Engine - US716903-Compound rotary engine (6) Public ...

Patent held by Margareth E. Knight Public domain photograph related to motor parts, engines, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Patent Drawing of Engine - US220925-Paper bag machine (4) - . Public domain  image

Patent Drawing of Engine - US220925-Paper bag machine (4) - . Public d...

Patent held by Margareth E. Knight Public domain photograph related to motor parts, engines, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Patent Drawing of Engine - US220925-Paper bag machine (2) - . Public domain  image

Patent Drawing of Engine - US220925-Paper bag machine (2) - . Public d...

Patent held by Margareth E. Knight Public domain photograph related to motor parts, engines, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Patent drawing - US494784-Sole cutting machine (3) Public domain  image
Patent drawing - US109224-Improvement in paper-feeding machines (5) Public domain  image
Patent Drawing of Engine - US716903-Compound rotary engine (7) Public domain  image

Patent Drawing of Engine - US716903-Compound rotary engine (7) Public ...

Patent held by Margareth E. Knight Public domain photograph related to motor parts, engines, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Patent Drawing of Engine - US716903-Compound rotary engine (2) Public domain  image
Patent Drawing of Engine - US1068781-Internal combustion engine (2) Public domain  image

Patent Drawing of Engine - US1068781-Internal combustion engine (2) Pu...

Patent held by Margareth E. Knight Public domain photograph related to motor parts, engines, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Patent Drawing of Engine - US494784-Sole cutting machine (2) Public domain  image

Patent Drawing of Engine - US494784-Sole cutting machine (2) Public do...

Patent held by Margareth E. Knight Public domain photograph related to motor parts, engines, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Patent drawing - US521413-Reel (1) - . Public domain  image
Patent Drawing of Engine - US527205-numbering machine (3) - . Public domain  image

Patent Drawing of Engine - US527205-numbering machine (3) - . Public d...

Patent held by Margareth E. Knight Public domain photograph related to motor parts, engines, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Patent Drawing of Engine - US436358-Sole cutting machine (2) Public domain  image

Patent Drawing of Engine - US436358-Sole cutting machine (2) Public do...

Patent held by Margareth E. Knight Public domain photograph related to motor parts, engines, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Patent drawing - US519333-Window frame with sash (1) Public domain  image
Patent Drawing of Engine - US521413-Reel (2) - . Public domain  image

Patent Drawing of Engine - US521413-Reel (2) - . Public domain image

Patent held by Margareth E. Knight Public domain photograph related to motor parts, engines, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Patent Drawing of Engine - US716903-Compound rotary engine (3) Public domain  image

Patent Drawing of Engine - US716903-Compound rotary engine (3) Public ...

Patent held by Margareth E. Knight Public domain photograph related to motor parts, engines, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Patent Drawing of Engine - US720818-Rotary engine. (3) - . Public domain  image

Patent Drawing of Engine - US720818-Rotary engine. (3) - . Public doma...

Patent held by Margareth E. Knight Public domain photograph related to motor parts, engines, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Patent Drawing of Engine - US720818-Rotary engine. (5) - . Public domain  image

Patent Drawing of Engine - US720818-Rotary engine. (5) - . Public doma...

Patent held by Margareth E. Knight Public domain photograph of jet aircraft, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Patent Drawing of Engine - US1068781-Internal combustion engine (1) Public domain  image

Patent Drawing of Engine - US1068781-Internal combustion engine (1) Pu...

Patent held by Margareth E. Knight Public domain photograph related to motor parts, engines, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Patent drawing - US220925-Paper bag machine (5) - . Public domain  image
Patent Drawing of Engine - US716903-Compound rotary engine (5) Public domain  image

Patent Drawing of Engine - US716903-Compound rotary engine (5) Public ...

Patent held by Margareth E. Knight Public domain photograph related to motor parts, engines, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Patent Drawing of Engine - US720818-Rotary engine. (1) - . Public domain  image
Patent Drawing of Engine - US521413-Reel (4) - . Public domain  image
Patent Drawing of Engine - US720818-Rotary engine. (2) - . Public domain  image

Patent Drawing of Engine - US720818-Rotary engine. (2) - . Public doma...

Patent held by Margareth E. Knight Public domain photograph related to motor parts, engines, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Patent drawing - US743293-Automatic tool for boring or planing concave or cylindroidal surfaces (1) Public domain  image
Patent drawing - US220925-Paper bag machine (6) - . Public domain  image
Patent Drawing of Engine - US527205-numbering machine (2) - . Public domain  image

Patent Drawing of Engine - US527205-numbering machine (2) - . Public d...

Patent held by Margareth E. Knight Public domain photograph related to motor parts, engines, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Patent Drawing of Engine - US716903-Compound rotary engine (1) Public domain  image
Patent Drawing of Engine - US716903-Compound rotary engine (8) Public domain  image
Patent Drawing of Engine - US717869-Rotary engine (2) - . Public domain  image
Patent Drawing of Engine - US717869-Rotary engine (4) - . Public domain  image