Friday, April 25, 2008

Sewing Machines!

Woodcut of the first patented lockstitch sewing machine, invented by Elias Howe in 1845 and patented in 1846. The machine was not successful commercially. Isaac Singer improved it and manufactured the first commercially successful machine in 1850. Howe sued Singer for patent infringement and won in 1854, and subsequently earned about 2 million dollars in royalties for his invention. Alterations: removed the caption, which read: "The first Howe sewing machine"
A sewing machine is a textile machine used to stitch fabric or other material together with thread. Sewing machines were invented during the first Industrial Revolution with the intention of decreasing the amount of manual sewing work performed in cloth companies. Since the invention of the first working sewing machine, generally considered to have been the work of Englishman Thomas Saint in 1790,[1] the sewing machine has vastly improved the efficiency and productivity of fabric and clothing industries.
There always seems to be interesting conversations about sewing machines.Especially when one is looking to buy a new one, Heather Bailey dauhter inlaw of Elinor Peace Bailey has a personal review about sewing machines on her blog,
While your visiting Heather be sure to see her wonderful tutorials .
Have a great Day and a Great week endLove and Hugs Sherrie

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