Sewing Machines Photos

Sewing Machines were first developed in France in 1830. The first American machine was made by Elias Howe in 1846.

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Elias Howe lock stitch sewing machine prototype at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Antique Florence sewing machines & crimping rollers at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Wheeler & Wilson Sewing Machine of Lucy Webb Hayes used by Rutherford's wife to mend Civil War uniforms of Ohio volunteers & later in the White House. Fremont, OH.Mechanism details of Lucy Webb Hayes' sewing machine by Wheeler & Wilson, top sewing machine manufacturer in 1850s & 60s. Fremont, OH.
Elias Howe lock stitch sewing machine prototype (1846) at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Antique Florence sewing machines (patented 1850) & crimping rollers at Calaveras County Downtown Museum. San Andreas, CA.Wheeler & Wilson Sewing Machine (1858 or prior) of Lucy Webb Hayes used by Rutherford's wife to mend Civil War uniforms of Ohio volunteers & later in the White House. Fremont, OH.Mechanism details of Lucy Webb Hayes' sewing machine by Wheeler & Wilson, top sewing machine manufacturer in 1850s & 60s. Fremont, OH.
Sewing machine by Wheeler & Wilson at Davis House Museum. San Diego, CA.Treadle sewing machine by Wheeler & Wilson of New York & green painted side chairs from Lancaster County, PA in Texas period bedroom at DAR Memorial Continental Hall. Washington, DC.Treadle sewing machine in Baetge House at Conservation Plaza. New Braunfels, TX.Treadle sewing machine & oil lamp in Baetge House at Conservation Plaza. New Braunfels, TX.
Sewing machine (1860) by Wheeler & Wilson at Davis House Museum. San Diego, CA.Treadle sewing machine (1868-75) by Wheeler & Wilson of New York & green painted side chairs (c1855) from Lancaster County, PA in Texas period bedroom at DAR Memorial Continental Hall. Washington, DC.Treadle sewing machine in Baetge House at Conservation Plaza. New Braunfels, TX.Treadle sewing machine & oil lamp in Baetge House at Conservation Plaza. New Braunfels, TX.
Wilcox & Gibbs sewing machine in sewing room at Park-McCullough Historic Estate. North Bennington, VT.Buffalo, sewing machine & Washington details on Century Vase by Karl L.H. Müller of Union Porcelain Works at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Sewing machine by Peugeot at Arts et Metiers Museum. Paris, France.Hand operated Singer sewing machine at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Wilcox & Gibbs sewing machine (c1870) in sewing room at Park-McCullough Historic Estate. North Bennington, VT.Buffalo, sewing machine & Washington details on Century Vase (1876) by Karl L.H. Müller of Union Porcelain Works at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Sewing machine (1877) by Peugeot at Arts et Metiers Museum. Paris, France.Hand operated Singer sewing machine (1881) at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Patent model for buttonhole making improvements to Singer sewing machine at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.White Rotary sewing machine & oak sewing rocker by Gustav Stickley in Corbett House at Tucson Museum of Art. Tucson, AZ.Circular knitting machine by Automatic Knitting Machine Co. at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Sewing machine by National Sewing Machine Co. of Belvidere, IL at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park. Stonewall, TX.
Patent model for buttonhole making improvements to Singer sewing machine (1889) at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.White Rotary sewing machine & oak sewing rocker (1890-1910) by Gustav Stickley in Corbett House at Tucson Museum of Art. Tucson, AZ.Circular knitting machine (late 19th C) by Automatic Knitting Machine Co. at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Sewing machine (c1925) by National Sewing Machine Co. of Belvidere, IL at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park. Stonewall, TX.
Sewing machine at Clinton Birthplace Home. Hope, AR.Pioneer Living History Museum. Phoenix, AZ.Man working on a sewing machine in Chengdu. China.Sewing machine for hats at Danbury Museum & Historical Society. Danbury, CT.
Sewing machine at Clinton Birthplace Home. Hope, AR.Treadle sewing machine at Pioneer Living History Museum. Phoenix, AZ.Man working on a sewing machine in Chengdu. China.Sewing machine for hats at Danbury Museum & Historical Society. Danbury, CT.
Sewing room at Cheverny Chateau. Cheverny, France.Benton print over sewing machine at Thomas Hart Benton Home. Kansas City, MO.Sewing machined at Vanderbilt Mansion. Centerport, NY.Singer sewing machine plus basin & pitcher at Buffalo Soldiers National Museum. Houston, TX.
Sewing room at Cheverny Chateau. Cheverny, France.Benton print over sewing machine at Thomas Hart Benton Home. Kansas City, MO.Sewing machined at Vanderbilt Mansion. Centerport, NY.Singer sewing machine plus basin & pitcher at Buffalo Soldiers National Museum. Houston, TX.
Treadle sewing machine at Sauer-Beckmann Farmstead. Stonewall, TX.Wooden cradle & sewing machine in Locksted-Seibold house at Conservation Plaza. New Braunfels, TX.Sewing machine in Ruth Chambers' bedroom at Chambers House Museum. Beaumont, TX.Sewing machine, dress dummy & spinning wheel at McCulloch House. Waco, TX.
Treadle sewing machine at Sauer-Beckmann Farmstead. Stonewall, TX.Wooden cradle & sewing machine in Locksted-Seibold house at Conservation Plaza. New Braunfels, TX.Sewing machine in Ruth Chambers' bedroom at Chambers House Museum. Beaumont, TX.Sewing machine, dress dummy & spinning wheel at McCulloch House. Waco, TX.
Pony sewing machine at Bennington Museum. Bennington, VT.


Pony sewing machine at Bennington Museum. Bennington, VT.



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