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Sewing machine

Index Sewing machine

A sewing machine is a machine used to stitch fabric and other materials together with thread. [1]

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Allen B. Wilson

Allen Benjamin Wilson (1824–1888) was an American inventor famous for designing, building and patenting some of the first successful sewing machines.

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Ashton-under-Lyne is a market town in Tameside, Greater Manchester, England.

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Barthélemy Thimonnier

Barthélemy Thimonnier (born on August 19, 1793 in L'Arbresle, Rhône - July 5, 1857 in Amplepuis), was a French inventor, who is attributed with the invention of the first sewing machine that replicated sewing by hand.

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Bill Bryson

William McGuire Bryson (born 8 December 1951) is an Anglo-American author of books on travel, the English language, science, and other non-fiction topics.

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A bobbin is a spindle or cylinder, with or without flanges, on which wire, yarn, thread or film is wound.

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Bobbin driver

Throughout history, lockstitch sewing machines have used a variety of methods to drive their bobbins so as to create the lockstitch.

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A bridle is a piece of equipment used to direct a horse.

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Brother Industries

is a Japanese multinational electronics and electrical equipment company headquartered in Nagoya, Japan.

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Buttonholes are holes in fabric which allow buttons to pass through, securing one piece of the fabric to another.

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A cabinet is a box-shaped piece of furniture with doors and/or drawers for storing miscellaneous items.

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A cam is a rotating or sliding piece in a mechanical linkage used especially in transforming rotary motion into linear motion.

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Canvas is an extremely durable plain-woven fabric used for making sails, tents, marquees, backpacks, and other items for which sturdiness is required.

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Chain stitch

Chain stitch is a sewing and embroidery technique in which a series of looped stitches form a chain-like pattern.

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Charles Fredrick Wiesenthal

Charles Fredrick Wiesenthal was a German inventor who was awarded the patent for the first known mechanical device for sewing in 1755.

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Clothing industry

Clothing industry or garment industry summarizes the types of trade and industry along the production and life chain of clothing and garments, starting with the textile industry (producers of cotton, wool, fur, and synthetic fibre) via fashion industry to fashion retailers up to trade with second-hand clothes and textile recycling.

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Not to be confused with Crotchet, the common name for a Quarter note in music. Crochet is a process of creating fabric by interlocking loops of yarn, thread, or strands of other materials using a crochet hook.

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Elias Howe

Elias Howe Jr. (July 9, 1819 – October 3, 1867) was an American inventor best known for his creation of the modern lockstitch sewing machine.

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England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.

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A factory or manufacturing plant is an industrial site, usually consisting of buildings and machinery, or more commonly a complex having several buildings, where workers manufacture goods or operate machines processing one product into another.

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Feed dogs

Feed dogs are the critical component of a "drop feed" sewing machine.

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French Army

The French Army, officially the Ground Army (Armée de terre) (to distinguish it from the French Air Force, Armée de L'air or Air Army) is the land-based and largest component of the French Armed Forces.

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Guide Bridge

Guide Bridge is an area of Ashton-under-Lyne, in the Metropolitan Borough of Tameside, Greater Manchester, England.

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Hire purchase

A hire purchase (HP) or known as installment plan in the United States is an arrangement whereby a customer agrees to a contract to acquire an asset by paying an initial installment (e.g. 40% of the total) and repays the balance of the price of the asset plus interest over a period of time.

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Housekeeping refers to the management of duties and chores involved in the running of a household, such as cleaning, cooking, home maintenance, shopping, laundry and bill pay.

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Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution was the transition to new manufacturing processes in the period from about 1760 to sometime between 1820 and 1840.

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Intellectual Property Office (United Kingdom)

The Intellectual Property Office of the United Kingdom (often The IPO) is, since 2 April 2007, the operating name of The Patent Office.

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Isaac Singer

Isaac Merritt Singer (October 27, 1811 – July 23, 1875) was an American inventor, actor, and businessman.

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James Edward Allen Gibbs

James Edward Allen Gibbs (1829–1902) was a farmer, inventor, and businessman from Rockbridge County in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia.

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Joint venture

A joint venture (JV) is a business entity created by two or more parties, generally characterized by shared ownership, shared returns and risks, and shared governance.

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Jones Sewing Machine Company

The Jones Sewing Machine Company was a British manufacturer of sewing machines founded in 1860 by William Jones and Thomas Chadwick under the name Chadwick and Jones that later become known as the Jones Sewing Machine Company.

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Josef Madersperger

Josef Madersperger (* October 6, 1768 in Kufstein; † October 2, 1850 in Vienna) was a tailor.

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Joseph M. Merrow

Joseph Millard Merrow (June 24, 1848 – March 27, 1947) was president of the Merrow Machine Company.

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Leather is a durable and flexible material created by tanning animal rawhides, mostly cattle hide.

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Leisure has often been defined as a quality of experience or as free time. Free time is time spent away from business, work, job hunting, domestic chores, and education, as well as necessary activities such as eating and sleeping.

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List of sewing machine brands

This is a list of notable sewing machine brands and companies.

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List of women's magazines

This is a list of women's magazines from around the world.

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A lockstitch is the most common mechanical stitch made by a sewing machine.

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Lump sum

A lump sum is a single payment of money, as opposed to a series of payments made over time (such as an annuity).

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Machine embroidery

Machine embroidery is an embroidery process whereby a sewing machine or embroidery machine is used to create patterns on textiles.

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Merrow Sewing Machine Company

The Merrow Sewing Machine Company, best known for inventing the overlock sewing machine is a manufacturer of sewing machines.

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Mining engineering

Mining engineering is an engineering discipline that applies science and technology to the extraction of minerals from the earth.

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Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management

Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management, also published as Mrs Beeton's Cookery Book, is an extensive guide to running a household in Victorian Britain, edited by Isabella Beeton and first published as a book in 1861.

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Nathaniel Wheeler

Nathaniel Wheeler (b. Watertown, Litchfield county., Connecticut, Sept. 7, 1820; d. Bridgeport, Dec. 31. 1893) was an American manufacturer and legislator.

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Original equipment manufacturer

An Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) is a company that produces parts and equipment that may be marketed by another manufacturer.

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An overlock is a kind of stitch that sews over the edge of one or two pieces of cloth for edging, hemming, or seaming.

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A patent is a set of exclusive rights granted by a sovereign state or intergovernmental organization to an inventor or assignee for a limited period of time in exchange for detailed public disclosure of an invention.

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Patent thicket

A patent thicket carries a negative connotation and is best described as "a dense web of overlapping intellectual property rights that a company must hack its way through in order to actually commercialize new technology," or, in other words, "an overlapping set of patent rights” which requires innovators to reach licensing deals for multiple patents from multiple sources." The expression may come from SCM Corp.

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Pattern (sewing)

In sewing and fashion design, a pattern is the template from which the parts of a garment are traced onto fabric before being cut out and assembled.

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Presser foot

A presser foot is an attachment used with sewing machines to hold fabric flat as it is fed through the machine and stitched.

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Ready-to-wear or prêt-à-porter (often abbreviated RTW; "off-the-rack" or "off-the-peg" in casual use) is the term for factory-made clothing, sold in finished condition in standardized sizes, as distinct from made to measure or bespoke clothing tailored to a particular person's frame.

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Reciprocating motion

Reciprocating motion, also called reciprocation, is a repetitive up-and-down or back-and-forth linear motion.

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Rotary hook

The rotary hook (aka rotating hook) is a bobbin driver design used in lockstitch sewing machines of the 19th and 20th century and beyond.

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The saddle is a supportive structure for a rider or other load, fastened to an animal's back by a girth.

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A sail is a tensile structure—made from fabric or other membrane materials—that uses wind power to propel sailing craft, including sailing ships, sailboats, windsurfers, ice boats, and even sail-powered land vehicles.

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Science Museum, London

The Science Museum is a major museum on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, London.

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Sewing is the craft of fastening or attaching objects using stitches made with a needle and thread.

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Sewing machine

A sewing machine is a machine used to stitch fabric and other materials together with thread.

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Sewing Machine Combination

The Sewing Machine Combination or the Sewing Machine Trust was the first patent pool in US history.

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Singer Corporation

Singer Corporation is an American manufacturer of sewing machines, first established as I. M. Singer & Co. in 1851 by Isaac Merritt Singer with New York lawyer Edward Clark.

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Singer Model 27 and 127

The Singer Model 27 and later model 127 were a series of lockstitch sewing machines produced by the Singer Manufacturing Company from the 1880s to the 1960s.

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Stitching awl

A stitching awl is a tool with which holes can be punctured in a variety of materials, or existing holes can be enlarged.

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A textile is a flexible material consisting of a network of natural or artificial fibres (yarn or thread).

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A thimble is a small hard pitted cup worn for protection on the finger that pushes the needle in sewing.

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A treadle is a part of a machine which is operated by the foot to produce reciprocating or rotary motion in a machine such as a weaving loom (reciprocating) or grinder (rotary).

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Walking foot

A walking foot is a mechanism for feeding the workpiece through a sewing machine as it is being stitched.

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Walter Hunt (inventor)

Walter Hunt (July 29, 1796 – June 8, 1859) was an American mechanic.

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Wheeler & Wilson

Wheeler & Wilson was an American company which produced sewing machines.

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World War I

World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.

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Yarn is a long continuous length of interlocked fibres, suitable for use in the production of textiles, sewing, crocheting, knitting, weaving, embroidery, or ropemaking.

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Zigzag stitch

A zigzag stitch is variant geometry of the lockstitch.

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