1845 - Elias Howe 'Trial' Sewing Machine Model


This uncompleted brass model of Elias Howe's first sewing machine is believed to be a trial model abandoned by Howe in about 1845. It is one of six different trial models given to John Ames by Sarah FIsher (Mrs. Austin C. Wellington), daughter of George Fisher, original partner of Elias Howe.

Date Made: 1845

Maker: Howe, Jr., Elias

Location: Currently not on view

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Textiles, Sewing Machines


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T06852.000Accession Number: 115220Catalog Number: T06852.000

Object Name: Sewing Machinesewing machine

Measurements: overall: 11 in x 9 in x 6 in; 27.94 cm x 22.86 cm x 15.24 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-1388-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1071020

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