Inventor. Born in Martinsburg, New York, he was a mechanic whom created many practical things, as well as a few unusual ones. Among his many inventions, he is best known for creating the safety pin and making the first workable sewing machine. He also invented a machine to make rope, a grindstone to sharpen knives and a device for spinning wool and cotton. He continued to work on his inventions until his death.
Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith