1873 - Helen A. Blanchard's Sewing machine Patent Model (buttonhole)

1873 - Helen A. Blanchard's Sewing machine Patent Model (buttonhole)

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Description
Sewing Machine Patent model, Improvement in Sewing Machines, 1873. Helen A. Blanchard, of Boston, Massachusetts. Patent No. 141987 Issued August 19, 1873. This patent model for an improvement in sewing machines introduced the buttonhole stitch. Blanchard received some twenty-eight patents, many having to do with sewing. She is best remembered for inventing the zigzag overstitch sewing machine.
Object Name
sewing machine patent model
Object Type
Patent Model
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
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Family & Social Life
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Sewing Machines
Domestic Furnishings
Invention and the Patent Model
Patent Models
Exhibition
Inventing In America
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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