Invention for Improvement in Sewing Machines

Description (Brief)
Blanchard’s improvement in “Sewing-Machines” used the buttonhole stitch. She is best remembered for another overstitch sewing invention, the “zig zag.”
Object Name
sewing machine
date made
1873
patent date
1873-08-19
maker
Blanchard, Helen A.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 17.5 cm x 20 cm x 42 cm; 6 7/8 in x 7 7/8 in x 16 17/32 in
ID Number
TE*T06433.000
catalog number
T06433.000
accession number
89797
subject
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Family & Social Life
Domestic Furnishings
Invention and the Patent Model
Patent Models
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Patent Models
Invention and the Patent Model
Exhibition
Exhibit:
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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