Margaret E. Knight

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Birthday
14, 1838
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Oct 12, 1914 (76)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
14, 1838
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Oct 12, 1914 (76)

About

Called the most famous woman inventor of the 19th century. She invented paper bags with square bottoms.

Before Fame

She was working in a paper-bag factory when she devised a new way to put together the bags.

Trivia

She founded the Eastern Paper Bag Company in 1870, creating paper bags for groceries similar in form to the ones that would be used in later generations.

Family Life

She never married. She was a true independent woman to her last breath.

Associated With

She was awarded the Decoration of the Royal Legion of Honour by Queen Victoria.