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Howe, Elias

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Born: 1819 AD
Died: 1867 AD, at 48 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Inventor

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1819 – He was born on the 9th day of July of this year in Spencer, Massachusetts.

 

1846 - Since he refined the others' ideas into a functional sewing machine, on September 10 of this year, Howe was awarded the first United States patent for a sewing machine using a lock stitch design.

 

1850 - Howe was forced to defend his patent in the 1850s, because when he came back to the United States from a trip to Europe, he found that Isaac Singer had perfected his machine and was selling it. He won the dispute and earned royalties. Howe contributed much of the money he earned to the Union Army during the Civil War.

 

1867 – He passed away on the 3rd day of October of this year. He was buried in Green-Wood Cemetery in New York, USA.


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