This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Elias Howe, American sewing machine inventor

Elias Howe, American sewing machine inventor

H408/0194

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Elias Howe. Portrait of Elias Howe (1819-67), an American who invented an early type of sewing machine. Designed in 1845, Howe's machine was the first American design to feature a needle with a hole in it and to utilise a double thread. His design was greatly improved by Isaac Singer in 1851, who then marketed it successfully. Howe sued Singer, claiming his patent had been infringed. After a lengthy litigation battle, Howe was awarded royalties on all sewing machines sold in America from 1854 onwards.

Release details

Model release not available. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}