10 Interesting Facts about Sewing Machine you did not know

Basically all we have probably had needlework at any time during the school years. Some thought it was fun, others do not. I myself was so useless on the right sewing machine that Miss gave up on me. 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. 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! 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. The Beatles dedicated some reason his film “ Help! “To Elias Howe ” to 1846, he patented a sewing machine. “ According NE appears that his machine was working with both top and bobbin and it had a shuttle and the needle with an eye in the head. But already in 1830 received a French tailor named Bartholomé Thimonnier (1773-1857) patented the first single-threaded kedjesömsmaskinen . It was not a success, but the technology was developed mainly in the United States.

02)  1856 came the first machine for home use, designed by Isaac Merrit Singer , and it soon hit through, with “ The Red S Girl ” -trademark, the then far the best selling sewing machine. The first sewing machine factory in Europe was Pollack & Schmidt in Hamburg, Germany, opened in 1863 .

Sewing Machine

03)  Around the early 1900s introduced the first electric sewing machines, first for the industry. Often a number of machines rigidly arranged in a row with a through shaft driven by a single electric motor for the entire line. Somewhat later came the electric sewing machines for domestic use with an individual motor for each machine, mounted under the table.

The speed was regulated to begin with by a lever , which was ruled by the right knee . Later introduced a separate pedal device , which was ruled by various heavy pressure with the foot. The pedal is electrically connected to the sewing machine motor with a short connector. The solution is supreme in today’s sewing machines.

Sewing Machine

04)  Pedal Sewing machines are still used, particularly in countries with undeveloped electricity grid. A precursor to trampsymaskinen missing pedaling order, but instead cranked machine’s flywheel by hand with a small handle. This model has long been in developing countries , so that in simpler homes or nomadic population avoids the heavy and bulky chassis (and also not have to pay for it).

05) For the North American Civil War, when the industry started with civilian production, the sewing machines of the goods quickly began to spread in Europe and Sweden. While Germany competed with copies of the American machines. 1872 started sewing machine production at Husqvarna Weapons Factory (now Viking Sewing Machines), and quickly became the dominant manufacturer on the Swedish market. Already in 1865 , however, had a sewing machine factory started in Mora.

The first Husqvarna machines were, like Singer, black. In the mid- 1900s came the traditional “green Husqvarnan” which today has been replaced by elegant design, mostly white, machinery.

Sewing Machine

06) Thanks to the sewing machine sales increased during the 1860s , mainly women, could finally sew faster than ever before. On average they sewed as fast in one hour’s time on the machine as they did by hand for 14.5 hours . This was in 1863 , imagine what it is today!

07) In 1995 produced approximately 1.5 million new sewing machines worldwide. Demand is today quite as much like it was before .

Sewing Machine

08) Elias Howe patented more than just the modern sewing machine which we more or less recognize it today. Although the invention “Automatic, Continuous Clothing Closure, which can be seen as an early model of the zipper , was patented. However, added Mr Howe never any greater energy on promoting this product, resulting in that it never really broke through.

Sewing Machines

09) The first sewing needles , which so far have been found, were made of bone for about 25,000 to 30,000 years ago. The thing about sewing in other words, nothing we humans have recently begun.

10) 1863 , during the American Civil War, boasted Elias Howe to over one million soldiers wore uniforms that had been sewn by machine industry sewing machines.

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