Blake, Lyman Reed
Born: Aug 24, 1835 AD
Died: 1883 AD, at 48 years of age.
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.
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