History of the Sewing Machine

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History of the Sewing Machine

History of the Sewing MachineBy: Paige Ingoglia

Isaac Singer invented the first sewing machine on August 12, 1850. Singer designed the first practical and efficient sewing machine. The Sewing Machine had an eye-pointed needle and transverse shuttle. Singer also conceived the idea of using a treadle similiar to that of a spinning wheel.

In 1865, the "New Family" Sewing Machine was introduced. The Sewing Machine was made in Singers Scottish Bridgeton factory. The slide plate has a circular hole in the end to assist opening and no less than eleven Patent dates. The machine slides into a paneled box case which has an accessory compartment fixed within the case.

Singer became the world's largest sewing machine in 1855. Singer started in Paris, France, making Singer the world's largest sewing company. A Singer Sewing Machine won the first prize at the World's Fair in Paris.

In 1921, the "Portable Electric" was introduced, an electri-motor powered model 99K. Singer started making this sewing machine during the Great War. After the Great War, advances in technology made it possible to offer Singer's model as either hand, treadle or electric.

Edward Clark originated the hire-purchase plan, the prototype for all installment selling or time payment purchases. The "Turtleback" sewing machine was introduced. Singer patented a ruffler, trucker, and binder.

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