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Howe's Sewing Machine Patent Model
1846

"Servant in the house"
"Be it known that I, Elias Howe, Jr., of Cambridge in the county of Middlesex and the State of Massachusetts, have invented a new and useful machine for sewing seams in cloth or other articles requiring to be sewed." So begins patent number 4750, granted on September 10, 1846, for this sewing machine. It continues, "In sewing a seam with my machine two threads are employed, one of which threads is carried through the cloth by means of a curved needle, the pointed end of which is to pass through said cloth."

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Steel, iron, brass, ivory, wood
12" high x 11" long x 8-1/4" wide
Elias Howe Jr., born July 9, 1819, Spencer, MA; died October 3, 1867, Brooklyn, NY

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