Isaac Merrit Singer, American inventor

Isaac Merrit Singer, American inventor

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Caption: Isaac Merrit Singer (1811-1875), American inventor, while his friend George Zieber holds the candle, adjusting tension on his sewing machine in a last desperate attempt to make it work (August/September 1850). Machine patented 1851. From Genius Rewarded or the Story of the Sewing Machine, New York, 1880.

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