Group 3 Elias Howe

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Group 3 Elias Howe

Elias Howe was born on a farm near Spencer, MA in 1819. At the age of 16, he left the farm and moved to Lowell, MA as an apprentice in a machine shop. In 1837, he lost his job and moved to Boston, MA to work in a shop making mariner's tools and scientific equipment. He may have gained his inpiration to create the sewing machine while working here.

Accomplishments

1819 - Elias Howe born in Spencer, MA1845 - 1st public demonstration of sewing machineSeptember 10, 1846 - Sewing Machine patented

Awarded United States patent #4750 on Septmeber 10, 1846.

Lasting Impact

Altered an important element of daily life and was an innovation on a personal yet univeral level.

Citations

- www.sewalot.com- www.cambridgehistory.org- www.library.thinkquest.org

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