Patent Model - Improvement in Attachments for Sewing-Machine Tables

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Mary Browne, Patentee
Production date
Mar 04 1873
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Leather, fabric
9 x 6" (22.9 x 15.2cm)
Browne describes the need for her improvement in the patent. "During the operation of sewing by means of a machine the fabric is liable to come in contact with the mechanism arranged below the table and this contact frequently results in soiling the fabric on account of the oil employed for lubricating purposes. The fabric is also liable to become entangled with this part of the mechanism and to be injured in that manner. The object of my invention is to protect the fabric... and it consists in a slotted apron made of any suitable material, and constructed so as to be readily attached to the table in such a manner as to not interfere with the action of the machine..." (Patent Number 136,410)
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