In 1867, amateur inventor Margaret E. Knight boards a train to Boston to give her love of inventing a real shot. After attaining a less-than-glamorous job as a paper bag folder, Margaret sets out to build a bag machine. But when a man at her factory steals her designs, Margaret finds herself forced to prove that she is the engineer no one believes she is.
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Based on the untold true story of inventor Margaret E. Knight, who became one of the first female inventors to own a U.S. patent. Her paper bag machine revolutionized the packaging industry. This screenplay focuses on her love of engineering and the backlash that innovative women like Margaret faced during the 1800s. The story also pays tribute to innovative women in the domestic sphere who aren't often considered engineers but for centuries have used their creative minds to make laborious tasks easier.