Posted by: Frederick Cornwell Sanders | 2013/10/27

“October 27, 1811” by Rick Sanders

A Singer 1851 sewing machine

A Singer 1851 sewing machine (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A Singer treadle sewing machine

A Singer treadle sewing machine (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Born in 1811, Isaac Singer, American businessman, founded the Singer Corporation.  The Singer sewing machine is a creative tool to turn cloth into many useful and decorative items. While Singer died in 1875, his corporation lives on. In Wikipedia we read:

He made important improvements in the design of the sewing machine and was the founder of the Singer Sewing Machine Company. Many had patented sewing machines before Singer, but his success was based on the practicality of his machine, the ease with which it could be adapted to home use, and its availability on an installment payment basis.

I. M. Singer expanded into the European market, establishing a factory in Clydebank, near Glasgow, controlled by the parent company, becoming one of the first American-based multinational corporations, with agencies in Paris and Rio de Janeiro.

 

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