Thursday, December 9, 2010

Oh No!

The first sewing machine was patented in 1846, by Elias Howe. It didn’t catch on, and in 1851 the now-broke Howe sold the patent to Isaac Singer for $2,000 in 1851. Hence, Singer Sewing Machines.


Aled Hughes said...

Isaac was well known for his lack of Latin skills when he said after purchasing the Patent: 'Veni, vidi, vici'. 'I came, I sew, I conquered'.

Joy said...

Groan!!! xoxo