Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,360 pages of information and 245,906 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Thomas Saint

From Graces Guide

1790. Sewing machine patent granted. It slipped into oblivion until discovered by 'a member of a firm of American sewing machine manufacturers.'[1]. Possibly the first such patent. The machine was intended for stitching leather footwear.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1873/12/26 page 412. 'The Early History of the Sewing Machine'