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Blake, Lyman Reed

Born: 1835 AD
Died: 1883 AD

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.