Elias Howe, Jr. (1819-1867)

Elias Howe, Jr. was the inventor of the first practical sewing machine. He developed it during years of destitution and ill health. Although he could not sell his machine, he did patent it. During the long years of the "Sewing Machine Wars," Isaac Singer tried to bilk Howe of his profits from the patent. Howe sued successfully and became a very wealthy man.

Date:
1865 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Carte de Visite
Item#:
MES17596
Photographer:
Rufus Anson (New York)
Height:
1214px
Width:
727px
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