On this day – Inventor of the Sewing Machine Born

On July 9, 1819, Elias Howe Jr., the inventor of the modern sewing machine, was born in Spencer, Massachusetts. His patent for the first lockstitch sewing machine contributed much to mass clothing production. 🧵🪡👔👚 Though machine production did not prove profitable for Howe, he became wealthy as other companies utilized his technology, collecting royalties and […]