What’s this episode about?
The history of the sewing machine is not so much about the tool itself: it’s about bad luck, resistance, fear, patent law, and some big egos!
Learn about the early wooden sewing machine built by a Frenchman to the battles between Americans Howe and Singer….Singer is not only are credited with our contemporary versions but also its mass production and installment payment plans.
Oh yes, there’s even a story about polygamy!
Fear, joblessness, and money-grubbing!
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