Today’s Document from the National Archives

Document for September 10th:
Sewing Machine, Patent Drawing

Sewing Machine, By Elias Howe, Patent granted September 10, 1846, Ink and wash on paper, 17" x 23 1/2"; Records of the Patent and Trademark Office; Record Group 241; National Archives.

On September 10, 1846, Elias Howe was granted a patent for his Sewing Machine. Howe claimed that his machine could sew 250 stitches a minute. Invention of the sewing machine revolutionized the textile and garment industries.
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