Elias Howe, pioneer of the sewing machine and a history of sewing machines in the 19th Century

Posted on October 2nd, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

Elias Howe, an inventor and patentor & pioneer of the sewing machine, died in Brooklyn, New York, on 3 October 1867.

To commemorate the day, here is a fascinating newspaper article that reports on Howe’s death, and also considers the history and influence of sewing machines in the 19th Century.

historical newspaper report on elias howe

Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser – Saturday 26 October 1867

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000206/18671026/050/0007

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