Sewing Events in History

1875 Death - Isaac Merritt Singer, inventor (sewing machine), dies at 63

1866 Event - 1st U.S. company to make sewing needles by machine incorporated, Connecticut

1857 Event - James Gibbs, Va, patents chain-stitch single-thread sewing machine

1855 Event - Isaac Singer patents sewing machine motor

1854 Event - Allen Wilson of Connecticut patents sewing machine to sew curving seams

1854 Event - Charles Miller patents 1st U.S. sewing machine to stitch buttonholes

1851 Event - Isaac Singer patents sewing machine

1846 Event - Elias Howe patents sewing machine

1842 Event - 1st known sewing machine patented in U.S., John Greenough, Washington D.C.

1819 Birthday - Elias Howe, Spencer Massachusetts, invented sewing machine

1811 Birthday - Issac Merrit Singer, inventor, 1st practical home sewing machine

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