Patent Model - Improvement in Sewing-Machines

Maker and role
James House (b.1838, d.1906), Patentee
James House (b.1838, d.1906), Assignor
Wheeler & Wilson Manufacturing Company (estab. 1853), Assignee
Production date
Mar 05 1872
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Object detail

Cast iron, steel, paint
9 3/4 x 7 3/4 x 17 1/2" (24.8 x 19.7 x 44.5cm)
House's improvements "have been made with a view of producing a sewing-machine of the Wheeler & Wilson class or system which will sew leather and heavy fabrics as well as those of lighter make, and will allow of the use of a bobbin holding much more lower thread than such bobbins do now - more thread, in fact, than can be wound upon the spools used in the shuttles of ordinary shuttle-machines." (Patent Number 124,360)
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