Basically all we have probably had needlework at any time during the school years.Â Some thought it was fun, others do not.Â I myself was so useless on the right sewing machine that Miss gave up on me.Â During the two terms I had to sit at a loom instead – which on the other hand, resulted in a copiously long cloth! The first sewing machine created by British Thomas Saint in 1790. The machine was patented and was made entirely of wood and designed for sewing shoes with chain stitch.Â Today the sewing machine to so much more – and not just to the fabric, but also has become a widely used tool in the paper industry!Â Here are ten facts you should know about the more than 200 years old invention!
10 Interesting Facts about Sewing Machine you did not know
01) Hemsymaskinen is one of the oldest domestic capital goods.Â The BeatlesÂ dedicated some reason his film “Â Help!Â “ToÂ Elias HoweÂ ” to 1846, he patented a sewing machine. “Â According NE appears that his machine was working with bothÂ top and bobbinÂ and it had aÂ shuttleÂ and theÂ needleÂ with an eye in the head.Â But alreadyÂ in 1830Â received a French tailor namedÂ BartholomÃ© ThimonnierÂ (1773-1857) patented the first single-threadedÂ kedjesÃ¶msmaskinenÂ .Â It was not a success, but the technology was developed mainly in the United States.
02) Â 1856Â came the first machine for home use, designed byÂ Isaac Merrit SingerÂ , and it soon hit through, with “Â The Red S GirlÂ ” -trademark, the then far the best selling sewing machine.Â The first sewing machine factory in Europe wasÂ Pollack & SchmidtÂ in Hamburg, Germany, opened inÂ 1863Â .
03) Â Around theÂ early 1900sÂ introduced the firstÂ electricÂ sewing machines, first for the industry.Â Often a number of machines rigidly arranged in a row with aÂ through shaftÂ driven by aÂ singleÂ electric motor for the entire line.Â Somewhat later came the electric sewing machines for domestic use with anÂ individual motorÂ for each machine, mounted under the table.
The speed was regulated to begin with by aÂ leverÂ , which was ruled byÂ the right kneeÂ .Â Later introduced aÂ separate pedal deviceÂ , which was ruled by various heavy pressure with the foot.Â The pedal is electrically connected to the sewing machine motor with a short connector.Â The solution is supreme in today’s sewing machines.
04) Â Pedal Sewing machinesÂ are still used, particularly in countries with undeveloped electricity grid.Â A precursor to trampsymaskinen missing pedaling order, but insteadÂ crankedÂ machine’s flywheel by hand with a small handle.Â This model has long been inÂ developing countriesÂ , so that in simpler homes or nomadic population avoids the heavy and bulky chassis (and also not have to pay for it).
05)Â For the North American Civil War, when the industry started withÂ civilianÂ production, the sewing machines of the goods quickly began to spread in Europe and Sweden.Â While Germany competed withÂ copiesÂ of the American machines.Â 1872Â started sewing machine production atÂ Husqvarna Weapons FactoryÂ (now Viking Sewing Machines), and quickly became the dominant manufacturer on the Swedish market.Â AlreadyÂ in 1865Â , however, had a sewing machine factory started in Mora.
The first Husqvarna machines were, like Singer, black.Â In the mid-Â 1900sÂ came the traditional “green Husqvarnan” which today has been replaced by elegant design, mostly white, machinery.
06)Â Thanks to the sewing machine sales increased duringÂ the 1860sÂ , mainly women, could finally sew faster than ever before.Â On average they sewed as fast inÂ one hour’s timeÂ on the machine as they did by hand forÂ 14.5 hoursÂ .Â This was inÂ 1863Â , imagine what it is today!
07)Â InÂ 1995Â produced approximatelyÂ 1.5 millionÂ new sewing machines worldwide.Â Demand is today quite as much like it wasÂ beforeÂ .
08)Â Elias HoweÂ patented more than just the modern sewing machine which we more or less recognize it today.Â Although the invention “Automatic, Continuous Clothing Closure, which can be seen as an early model of theÂ zipperÂ , was patented.Â However, added Mr Howe never any greater energy onÂ promotingÂ this product, resulting in that it never really broke through.
09)Â The firstÂ sewing needlesÂ , which so far have been found, were made of bone for aboutÂ 25,000 to 30,000Â years ago.Â The thing about sewing in other words, nothing we humans have recently begun.
10)Â 1863Â , during the American Civil War, boastedÂ Elias HoweÂ to overÂ one millionÂ soldiers wore uniforms that had been sewn by machine industry sewing machines.