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Elias Howe 199th Birthday | 09 July 2018, Biography, Quotes, Inventions, Images

Elias Howe Short Bio

Elias Howe, (born July 9, 1819, Spencer, Mass., U.S.—died Oct. 3, 1867, Brooklyn, N.Y.), American inventor whose sewing machine helped revolutionize garment manufacture in the factory and in the home

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When he turned sixteen he left the farm to apprentice to a machine maker. Because of the financial panic that happened that year, however, he lost his job and was forced to go to Boston to seek work. He again apprenticed as a toolmaker and machinist to a marine toolmaker. Howe was a brilliant machinist, but he had a disability which had caused permanent lameness. He knew he would eventually be unable to work as a machinist, so he began thinking about how he could make a sewing machine.

Elias Howe 199th Birthday | 09 July 2018, Biography, Quotes, Inventions, Images


In 1846 Elias Howe patented the first practical sewing machine. It attracted little attention, and he moved to England to perfect it for use with leather and similar materials. When he returned the next year, he found that I. M. Singer was making and selling his sewing machine. Howe finally established his patent rights in 1854, and his invention revolutionized the garment industry.



Invention of The Sewing Machine

Several patents had already been awarded to people for a machine that could sew (four patents, to be exact), but none of those machines made any money because of their design. Howe undertook the job and sought to perfect the mechanism so that anybody could easily use the machine.

Invention of The Sewing Machine

Elias Howe Quotes

As I speak in court today over one million men in the field, in our great struggle, our Civil War, are clothed, kitted and covered by fabric sewn on machines using my inventions.

When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.

One of the most difficult things in the world is to convince a woman that even a bargain costs money.

The little trouble in the world that is not due to love is due to friendship.

A woman who can't forgive should never have more than a nodding acquaintance with a man.

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