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English: Drawing of the first patented lockstitch sewing machine, invented by Elias Howe in 1845 and patented in 1846. The machine was not successful commercially. Isaac Singer improved it and manufactured the first commercially successful machine in 1850. Howe sued Singer for patent infringement and won in 1854, and subsequently earned about 2 million dollars in royalties for his invention. Alterations: removed the caption, which read: "The first Howe sewing machine"
Date 1918(1918)
Source Retrieved 2007-12-21 from Frank Puterbaugh Bachman (1918) Great Inventors and their Inventions, American Book Co., New York, USA, p.131 on Google Books
Author Frank Puterbaugh Bachman
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