Who built the first commercially successful sewing machine in 1850?

What was invented on July 9th?

Inventor of the Sewing Machine. On July 9, 1819, Elias Howe, inventor of the first practical sewing machine, was born in Spencer, Massachusetts. At the age of sixteen, he began an apprenticeship in a factory in Lowell, Massachusetts, but lost that job in the Panic of 1837.

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