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Isaac Singer's 1854 Patent Model For Improvements To His Sewing Machine At The National Portrait Gallery (Washington, DC) | by takomabibelot
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Isaac Singer's 1854 Patent Model For Improvements To His Sewing Machine At The National Portrait Gallery (Washington, DC)

"This 1854 sewing machiine model that Isaac Singer submitted to the Patent Office--which originally occupied this building--provided further refinements to the device he patented in 1851. Although Singer did not invent the sewing machine, he improved it dramatically, making it practical for both industrial and domestic use. ..." -- case label

 

See also:

Sewing Machine patent model, patented May 30, 1853 [i.e. 1854], patent number 10975

Sewing Machines: Historical Trade Literature In Smithsonian Collections

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Taken on February 18, 2007