What was the first machine?
The earliest practical steam-powered machine was a steam jack driven by a steam turbine, described in 1551 by Taqi al-Din Muhammad ibn Ma’ruf in Ottoman Egypt.
What was the impact of the invention of the sewing machine?
The sewing machine is one of the greatest technological inventions of all time. It was among the first home appliances in the American Industrial Revolution. It influenced the role and status of women, revolutionized the garment trade, and modernized other businesses such as shoemaking and upholstery.