Sunday, August 28, 2011
Isn't she beautiful!!!
I love all of the detail on these machines, the cabinets and the beautiful wrought iron .
History of the Treadle Machine
Singer machine used the same stitch that Elias Howe had patented in 1846. Howe sued Singer for patent infringement and won the case in 1854. Singer had to pay Howe patent royalties from each machine sold. Not only did Singer have to pay retroactively, but he had to pay Howe $1.15 per machine sold from that point on.
I hope you all of have a wonderful day, especially, my family, friends and everyone dealing with Hurricane Irene.