The Sewing Machine

By Alexis Campbell

Elias Howe and the Sewing Machine

This is Elias Howe he was born on July 10, 1819 in Spencer, Massachusetts and he died October 3, 1867  in Brooklyn, New York. During his life he invented the sewing machine which was issued September 10, 1846. Elias invented the sewing machine because in the early 1800s, clothing was made 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.

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