Old Sewing Machines

Old Sewing Machines

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In 1790 Thomas Saint took out a patent on a machine for sewing leather. Though he probably made only an experimental model, it was the first ever sewing machine. In 1850 Isaac Merritt Singer, whose name was to become almost synonymous with sewing machines, made his first machine. Singer combined technical ability with marketing flair, but he did not lack capable rivals. As a result the manufacture and use of sewing machines grew rapidly in North America and Europe, including Britain. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Sewing machines have been part of Carol Head's life for many years. As a textile teacher (now retired) she taught boys and girls how to use and enjoy twentieth-century machines with great success.Badly neglected machines need to be soaked in oil or treated with a penetrating oil to release the moving parts. ... R. Fairclough, page 1; Frister and Rossmann Sewing Machine Company, page 15 (left); Husqvarna Sewing Machine Company, anbsp;...

Title:Old Sewing Machines
Author: Carol Head
Publisher:Osprey Publishing - 1982

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