1845 - Elias Howe's original sewing machine

1845 - Elias Howe's original sewing machine

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Elias Howe's original sewing machine, 1845. This machine made a lock stitch by the combination of a curved, grooved, eye-pointed needle and shi=uttle action; cloth was held by a curved, resettable baster plate. Later taken by Howe to England to interest manufacturers in his invention.
Object Name
Sewing Machine
Date made
1845
patentee
Howe, Jr., Elias
maker
Howe, Jr., Elias
Measurements
overall: 10 1/4 in x 8 3/4 in x 5 1/2 in; 26.035 cm x 22.225 cm x 13.97 cm
ID Number
TE.T06813.000
accession number
60532
catalog number
T06813.000
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Sewing Machines
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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