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The first functional sewing machine was patented by Elias Howe in 1845, and the first commercially successful sewing machine was produced by Isaac Singer in the 1850's.

Sewing machine - Wikipedia

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In 1790, the English inventor Thomas Saint invented the first sewing machine design, but he did not successfully advertise or market ...

A Brief History of the Sewing Machine

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Historians of the early days of the sewing machine can argue for hours over the simple matter of who invented what is, in many ways, one of the most important ...

Who Invented the Sewing Machine?

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ISMACS News Magazine Article about the invention of the sewing machine.

HISTORY OF THE SEWING MACHINE - Sewalot

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A Brief History of the Sewing Machine. "One of the few useful things ever invented". Mahatma Gandhi. So, who invented the sewing machine! People are always ...

History of Sewing Machines - Elias Howe & Isaac Singer - Inventors

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The first functional sewing machine was invented by French tailor Barthelemy Thimonnier who was almost killed by enraged French tailors who burnt down his  ...

The First American Sewing Machine

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Elias Howe invented the first American sewing machine in 1846. What was it used for? ... The sewing machine was created in September 10,1846. Why was it  ...

THE STORY OF THE SEWING-MACHINE. - Its Invention ...

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The first record in the Patent-office Reports of the invention of sewing-machines is under the date of February, 1842. This parent was granted for making what is ...

Who invented the sewing machine? | Reference.com

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Elias Howe invented the first sewing machine to receive an American patent. Howe's lockstitch mechanism performed 250 stitches per minute, more than what  ...

Sept. 10, 1846: Sewing Machine Starts New Thread | WIRED

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Sep 10, 2009 ... 1846: Elias Howe patents the first practical sewing machine and threads his way into the fabric of history. French tailor Barthelemy Thimonnier ...