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Isaac Merritt Singer (1811-1875)
 

Singer Sewing Machine
1853

The Iron Seamstress
Isaac Merritt Singer submitted this commercial Singer sewing machine in 1853 with improvements as his patent model. The patent claims were for the methods of feeding the cloth, regulating the tension on the needle thread, and lubricating the needle thread so that leather could be sewn. The development of practical sewing machines contributed to the growth of the ready-made clothing industry in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Notes
Gift of the Singer Manufacturing Company, 1960
Patented, May 30, 1853; patent number, 10975
Isaac Merritt Singer, born October 27, 1811, Pittstown, NY; died July 23, 1875, Torquay, Devon, England
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