Sewing Machine Patent Model

William T. Smith, of West Zanesville, Ohio, received Patent 99,743 in 1870 for an improvement on a sewing machine for stitching parallel seams. In the 19th century this miniature model was exhibited in the Patent Office's Museum of Models. The model maker beautifully decorated this model far beyond the Patent Office requirements.
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Object Name
sewing machine patent model
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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