Posted on February 10, 2009 at 8:41am
Elias Howe (July 9, 1819 – October 3, 1867) was an American inventor and sewing machine pioneer. He was born in Spencer, Massachusetts.
Howe spent his childhood and early adult years in Massachusetts where he apprenticed in a textile factory and then for a master mechanic.
Contrary to popular belief, he invented the sewing machine yet many other people, including Walter Hunt, had worked on the idea of such a machine before him. However, Howe refined these ideas into a… Continue