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Elias Howe   /əlˈaɪəs haʊ/   Listen
Elias Howe

United States inventor who built early sewing machines and won suits for patent infringement against other manufacturers (including Isaac M. Singer) (1819-1867).  Synonym: Howe.

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"Elias Howe" Quotes from Famous Books

... far back as the year 1834, Walter Hunt made and sold a few sewing machines in New York. But the man to whose genius, perseverance, and unflinching zeal the world owes the sewing machine, is Elias Howe. His patent was obtained in 1846, and he then spent four years in poverty and distress trying to convince the world of the utility of his machine. By 1850 he succeeded not only in interesting the public, but in so arousing the mechanical world that ...
— A School History of the United States • John Bach McMaster

Words linked to "Elias Howe" :   discoverer, inventor, artificer

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