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1845 - Elias Howe 'Trial' Sewing Machine Model

1845 - Elias Howe 'Trial' Sewing Machine Model

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Sewing Machine
sewing machine
Date made
1845
maker
Howe, Jr., Elias
Measurements
overall: 11 in x 9 in x 6 in; 27.94 cm x 22.86 cm x 15.24 cm
ID Number
TE.T06852.000
accession number
115220
catalog number
T06852.000
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Sewing Machines
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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