1835 – Born on the 24th of August in South Abington, Massachusetts.
– Blake started off in the shoemaker business and working for his brother Samuel.
– Worked in inventor Isaac Singer’s company, Singer Corporation.
1856 – They become a partner in a shoemaking company.
1858 – On 6th of July, Blake received a patent from the United States government for his sewing machine.
– Blake sold the patent to Gordon McKay for $8,000 in cash and a $62,000 share of future profits.
1861 – Blake worked for McKay, working on improving the machine.
1883 – Blake died on 5th of October at the age of 48.