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The Story of Elias Howe and the Sewing Machine (Annotated) Sarah Knowles Bolton

The Story of Elias Howe and the Sewing Machine (Annotated)

Sarah Knowles Bolton

Published March 17th 2012
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Kindle Edition
9 pages
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Originally published in 1885 as a portion of the author’s larger “How Success Is Won,” this Kindle edition, equivalent in length to a physical book of approximately 16 pages, describes the life and work of U.S. inventor Elias Howe, who patented theMoreOriginally published in 1885 as a portion of the author’s larger “How Success Is Won,” this Kindle edition, equivalent in length to a physical book of approximately 16 pages, describes the life and work of U.S. inventor Elias Howe, who patented the first sewing machine.Includes supplemental material:• A Brief Summary of the Life of Elias Howe• A Brief History of the Sewing MachineSample passage:Now alone, and penniless, he borrowed money to pay for his scanty food—often beans—which he cooked in his shop—and toiled on. A man less brave than Elias Howe would probably have drowned himself in the Thames, or attempted to drown his sorrows in drink, but he still believed in the great utility, in the great public benefit of his invention, though the world, as ever, thought him an idiot, a crazed dreamer, for his pains. With no work, no friend to lend him any more money, he sold the machine that he had spent four months in making for twenty-five dollars, pawned another, drew his baggage in a handcart to an outgoing vessel, found a place as cook in the steerage, and set his face toward America.About the author:Sarah Knowles Bolton (1841-1916) was an American writer of biographical sketches, children’s books, and poetry. Other works include “Famous European Artists,” “Lives of Girls Who Became Famous,” and “Famous Voyagers and Explorers.”