Who was issued a patent for the first mechanical sewing machine in 1790?
There was no mention of a machine to go with it, and another 34 years were to pass before Englishman Thomas Saint invented what is generally considered to be the first real sewing machine. In 1790 the cabinet maker patented a machine with which an awl made a hole in leather and then allowed a needle to pass through.
Who invented the electric sewing machine?
Inventor Elias Howe Was Born. At 250 stitches a minute, Howe’s machine could out sew the fastest of hand sewers.