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Elias Howe (1819–1867)

Born on July 9, 1819, in Spencer, Massachusetts, inventor Elias Howe was raised on a farm and received only sporadic schooling. Fascinated from an early age with machinery, he worked at his father's gristmill and sawmill and later became an apprentice at several machine shops. As a teenager he traveled to Boston, Massachusetts, and got a job with a... See full bio »



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 1965 Help! (this film is respectfully dedicated to the memory of, who in 1846, invented the sewing machine - as Mr. Elias Howe)

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