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Margaret E Knight (1838 - 1914)

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Margaret E Knight
Born in York, Maine, USAmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died [location unknown]
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Profile last modified | Created 15 Jun 2016 | Last significant change: 14 Nov 2018
14:29: Nicolas LaPointe edited the Biography for Margaret Knight. [Thank Nicolas for this]
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Categories: Inventors | Famous People of the 19th Century | American Notables.


Margaret Knight is Notable.
  • An American Inventor - invented the flat-bottomed paper bag & the machine that made them, a numbering machine, window frame & sash and others.
  • Called "The Lady Edison" by some media for her prolific inventions[1]
  • d/o James Knight (died when she was little) & Hannah Teal[2]
  • After successfully suing Charles Anan, who stole her design and patented the product, she received her patent in 1871[2]
  • Was the first woman to receive a US patent[2] for which she received an honor from Queen Victoria
  • never married


  1. "Top 10 Inventions by Women That Changed the World." MsMojo. 14 June 2016. YouTube (Web) 15 June 2016
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Wikipedia: Margaret E Knight, accessed 15 June 2016

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On 2 May 2017 at 13:54 GMT DK Clews wrote:

Excellent Article on Margaret Knight:

Sent to me by Jenny Snyder

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