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Margaret Knight was one of the most prolific inventors in the 19th century. She "is credited with nearly ninety inventions and twenty-two patents," according to the Smithsonian, including a device that would automatically stop a factory machine if something got caught in it. She also invented this machine, the first to make paper bags with flat bottoms.

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