Today is Sewing Machine Day (6-13-09)

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Today is Sewing Machine Day (6-13-09)

Post  goofygramma on Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:42 am

An expert tailor could sew 30 stitches a minute by hand. The first sewing machine, produced in 1830 in Lyon, France, could sew 200 stitches a minute. That machine only created a single thread stitch, but was still very impressive. The double-thread lock stitch was invented in Boston by both Isaac Singer and Elias Howe in the late 1840s. But, Singer made a better machine. It had a straight needle that moved up and down, a lever to hold fabic in place and was operated by a foot treadle. These first Singer's sold for $100 in 1849.
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Re: Today is Sewing Machine Day (6-13-09)

Post  GlendaleMary on Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:53 pm

Just think....$100 for a sewing machine way back then. Seems like a lot of money for the times.
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