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Fascinating facts about Elias Howe
inventor of the Sewing Machine in 1846.

Elias Howe
AT A GLANCE:
In the early 1800s, clothing was made by hand, families sewed their pants, shirts, and dresses using a needle and thread. But in 1846 Elias Howe changed all that, he came up with another way to make clothes, he patented the first practical sewing machine..The sewing machine industry based on his original invention made possible the mass production of clothing on a much larger scale than had ever been possible with hand-stitching. 
 
Inventor: Elias Howe Jr.
Elias Howe image  © Vaunt Design Group
Criteria; First practical. Entrepreneur.
Birth: July 10, 1819 in Spencer, Massachusetts
Death: October 3, 1867 in Brooklyn, New York
Nationality: American
Invention : sewing machine
sewing machine image courtesy Singer Sewing Machine Company
Function: noun / sew·ing ma·chine
Definition: A apparatus using a needle and thread to join or repair material. Primarily used in the making of clothing.
Patent: 4,750 (US) issued September 10, 1846
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CAPs: Howe, Elias Howe, Isaac Merritt Singer, Charles T. Wiesenthal, Henry Lye,  Barthelemy Thimonnier, Walter Hunt, Alan Wilson, Nathaniel Wheeler, ARY, sewing machine, clothing, thread, needle, SIP, history, biography, inventor, invention.
 

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