Industrial revolution assignment, By: Hailey P
Sewing machine !
The first ever american patened sewing Machine was invented by Elias Howe. 8 years after first inventing the sewing machine, Elias Howe showed his sinvention to the public. His machine could sew 5 sweaters in the same amout of time that a quick hand sewer could sew 1. He patened his lockstitch sewing machine on September 10, 1846 in New Hartford, Connecticut. Over the next 9 years Howe struggled to get people to invest in his invention and he also struggled with competeion from others. During this period of time, a man named Isaac Singer invented the up-and-down motion mechanism, and Allen Wilson developed a rotary hook shuttle. However, Elais Howe fought a legall battle against the two inventors for his patent rights and then won his suit in 1856.
The purpose of the invention was to sew close better an d fster then having to sew by had, which would potentially save time and work in peoples everyday life. Positive and Negitive Affects :
Initially, for the workers there were positive an dnegitive affects of the sewing machine, however over time the negative affects decreased because the prices of closthes and other items would go down, which would then allow for families to be able to afford more sets of clothing and items than they previously could befor ethe invention.
How it works :
The swewing machine works by taking a hook that spins undrneath the machine, the threach loops around the meachine and comes back up makeining a stitch. This is whta allow you to take a lonng and tim consuming task and turn it into a quick job.
todays invention of the sewing machine still works in the same way and is used for the same reason, however there are more advanced settings on the sewing machine now like more stitches and faster speeds. Also the apperence of the machine has changed over time.
The impact that the sewing machine had on the conflict between the northern and southern states was that it gratly helped families save money and affected the economy by making multiple clothes at once, which then made the clothes cheeper and more afordable.