Artwork created in Western New York.......collected around the world.

Honoring Margaret E Knight

Honoring Margaret E Knight
Honoring Margaret E. Knight. 1838-1914
In her life Margaret received 20 patents and conceived 100 different inventions. In 1870 she won a court case proving her invention against the metal worker who followed her design for the patent. She invented a machine that automatically folded and glued paper bag bottoms. Creating flat bottom paper bags. It was written that she made the world a more beautiful place because of all her inventions.

Mixed media/ oil paint on brown paper mounted on birch box.
Metal gears. Brown paper bags. 9 by 12 inches.
Collection of the artist.


Photo Gallery: