Sewing Machine Patent Model

Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sewing machine patent model
ID Number
TE*T6355
accession number
89797
patent number
99743
catalog number
T6355
subject
Textiles
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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