Early Hand Crank Sewing Machine, Howe's Patent 4/28/1860 Cast Iron Hydrant Look
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Early Hand Crank Sewing Machine, Howe's Patent 4/28/1860 Cast Iron Hydrant Look:
Offered for sale is an early cast iroon sewing machine with a patent date of April 28th 1860. this is the Howe's Patent and that is stamped into the needle plate just above the date. Machine is heavy and made well Crank is wooden the rest is cast iron with some polished steel in the area of the needle. It's body has the shape of a fire hydrant. It has four little claw feet. Measures about 14 inches wide by 9 1/2'' tall. Please ask questions if you have any. It probpable will be a littl pricey to ship as it weighs 10 pounds or more.Everything seems to move freely. Starts at 99.99On Apr-19-13 at 08:08:23 PDT, seller added the following information:
Singer may be the name most associated with sewing machines, but the company’s founder, Isaac Merritt Singer, was by no means the device’s inventor. In fact, Singer didn’t even hold the machine’s first patent. That achievement belongs to Elias Howe, who patented the lock-stitch sewing machine in the United States in 1846. Like Singer, Howe got rich off the sewing machine, but not for making them. After successfully defending his patent in court, and renewing it in 1860, he reaped a $5-per-machine royalty from licensees between 1854 and 1877, a windfall that made him the world’s second richest man.
Besides Singer and Howe, other sewing-machine manufacturers of the late 19th and early 20th ..... if you google Howe's patent, you can read more!On Apr-19-13 at 18:24:50 PDT, seller added the following information:
More pictures have been added. As always, if this is not an item you are satisfied with, You can return it for a full refund.