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Brief History of the Sewing Machine

pubblicato da Human and Literature Publishing

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This book deals with the history of the sewing machine.

After almost a century of attempts to invent a machine that would sew, the practical sewing machine evolved in the mid-19th century.

In all the preceding centuries of civilization hand sewing was exclusively employed, and it was reserved for the Nineteenth Century to relieve women from the drudgery which for so many centuries had enslaved them.

Embroidery machines had been patented in England by Weisenthal in 1755, and Alsop in 1770, and on July 17, 1790, an English patent, No. 1,764, was granted to Thomas Saint for a crude form of sewing machine, having a horizontal arm and vertical needle. In 1826 a patent was granted in the United States to one Lye for a sewing machine, but no records of the same remain, as all were burned in the fire of 1836. In 1830 B. Thimonnier patented a sewing machine in France, 80 of which, made of wood, were in use in 1841 for sewing army clothing, but they were destroyed by a mob, as many other labor-saving inventions had been before. Between 1832 and 1835 Walter Hunt, of New York, made a lock-stitch sewing machine, but abandoned it...

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Generi Storia e Biografie » Teorie e metodi della Storia

Editore Human And Literature Publishing

Formato Ebook con Adobe DRM

Pubblicato 04/08/2023

Lingua Inglese

EAN-13 9782384691692

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