Elias Howe Comes to Live in Britain

Elias Howe in Britain

Elias Howe and his Machine in Britain Unfortunately Elias Howe could not get people in the United States to invest in the production of his sewing machine. To overcome this problem his brother Amasa Howe moved to England to seek out people who would be willing to invest. A William Thomas, who lived in Cheapside, London, […]

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Sewing Machine Development in America

Previous posts have outlined the beginnings of the sewing machine in America. Mr John James Greenough and Mr Frank Goulding had produced mechanically operated machines that would sew, of sorts, but they were not proficient. In 1833 William Hunt had managed to produce a machine that could produce interlocking stitches. However he did not follow […]

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Sewing Machines in the 19th Century

Sewing Machines in the 19th Century - Barthelemy Thimonnier

The Story of the Development of Sewing Machines in the 19th Century is becoming more and more fascinating. In 1829 Bathelemy Thimonnier, who was a tailor in France designed the first successful sewing machine and thus became responsible for the beginning of the development of sewing machines in the 19th Century. He patented a ‘barbed’ needle […]

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Sewing Machine Beginnings

Sewing Machine Beginnings

The Eighteenth Century saw the Sewing Machine beginnings The Sewing Machine has a long and varied history. Several countries claim to have been the first to have produced a machine that could sew two pieces of fabric together, including Germany, France America and England. The age of sewing machine beginnings had arrived. In fact history […]

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Sewing Machine Development

Vintage Sewing Machine

People have been using sewing machines for all sorts of reasons since the sewing machine was invented. When they first came on to the scene in the 18th Century they were mainly used for industrial purposes. A Frenchman call Thimmermoniet began producing clothes for the military. Very soon other inventors, in both United Kingdom and […]

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