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Hand sewing is over 20,000 years old. Sewing needles started as bones or animal horns and the first thread was made of animal sinew. Iron needles were fabricated in the 14th century. Eyed needles appeared in the 15th century.

Thomas Saint received the first patent for a complete machine for sewing in 1790. It is not known if Thomas actually built a working prototype of his invention. The patent describes an awl that punched a hole in material and passed a needle through the hole. A later reproduction of Thomas Saint's invention based on his patent drawings didn't work. In 1818, the American sewing machine was fabricated by John Adams Doge and John Knowles. Their machine malfunctioned often. Isaac Singer built the first commercially successful machine. Singer built the first sewing machine where the needle moved up and down rather than the side-to-side and the needle was not powered by electricity. However, Isaac Singer's machine used the same lockstitch that Howe had patented. Elias Howe sued for patent infringement and won in 1854.

Sewing machines were first used in garment factory production lines. In 1889 a sewing machine was created for use in the home was designed and marketed.
The 1940's Sewing Machine
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This pen is made from a 1940's sewing machine.
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•   Every pen comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Sewing Machine Pen $45.95 USD
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