Howe, Elias, 1819-1867

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Elias Howe (b. July 9, 1819, Spencer, MA–d. October 3, 1867, Brooklyn, NY) began his career as an apprentice in textile factory in Lowell, MA before working as a mechanic with carding machinery He then apprenticed with master mechanic Ari Davis and it was there he began to work on his sewing machine. Howe was not first to think of sewing machine, but he made specific refinements and awarded patent for it in 1846 for a lockstitch design. During the Civil War, he served as private with the 17th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry.
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referencedIn Howe, Elias Jr. v. Lake, Charles E. United States. National Archives and Records Administration. New England Region
referencedIn Howe, Elias Jr. v. Morton, A. United States. National Archives and Records Administration. New England Region
referencedIn Wisconsin Federation of Music Clubs. Records, 1926-1995. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Howe, Elias Jr. v. Dickinson, Joseph F. United States. National Archives and Records Administration. New England Region
referencedIn Howe, Elias Jr. et al v. Underwood, Orson et al United States. National Archives and Records Administration. New England Region
referencedIn Howe, Elias Jr. v. MacKentire, Samuel United States. National Archives and Records Administration. New England Region
referencedIn Howe, Elias Jr. et al v. Whiting, Joseph A. et al United States. National Archives and Records Administration. New England Region
referencedIn Howe, Elias Jr. v. Johnson, William F. United States. National Archives and Records Administration. New England Region
referencedIn Howe, Elias Jr. et al v. Underwood, Orson et al United States. National Archives and Records Administration. New England Region
referencedIn Howe, Elias Jr. v. Pratt, Henry L. United States. National Archives and Records Administration. New England Region
referencedIn Howe, Elias Jr. v. Phelps, Orson C. et al United States. National Archives and Records Administration. New England Region
referencedIn Howe, Elias Jr. v. Williams, Charles United States. National Archives and Records Administration. New England Region
referencedIn Howe, Elias Jr. v. Barker, William P. et al United States. National Archives and Records Administration. New England Region
referencedIn Howe, Elias Jr. v. Nichols, Frederic W. United States. National Archives and Records Administration. New England Region
referencedIn Howe, Elias Jr. v. Shedd, John D. United States. National Archives and Records Administration. New England Region
referencedIn Howe, Elias Jr. v. Sloat Sewing Machine Company United States. National Archives and Records Administration. New England Region
referencedIn Howe, Elias Jr. et al v. Greenough, James et al United States. National Archives and Records Administration. New England Region
referencedIn Howe, Elias Sr. et al v. Smith, Seymour et al United States. National Archives and Records Administration. New England Region
referencedIn Howe, Elias Jr. et al v. Bradford, William United States. National Archives and Records Administration. New England Region
referencedIn Howe, Elias Jr. et al v. Woolridge, John et al United States. National Archives and Records Administration. New England Region
referencedIn Howe, Elias Jr. v. Leavitt, Rufus et al United States. National Archives and Records Administration. New England Region
referencedIn Howe, Elias Jr. v. Phelps, Orson C. et al United States. National Archives and Records Administration. New England Region
referencedIn Howe, Elias Jr. v. Clark, Isaac H. United States. National Archives and Records Administration. New England Region
referencedIn Howe, Elias Jr. v. Lamson, et al United States. National Archives and Records Administration. New England Region
referencedIn Howe, Elias Jr. v. Folsom, John G. United States. National Archives and Records Administration. New England Region
referencedIn Howe, Elias Sr. et al v. Hunt, Nehemiah United States. National Archives and Records Administration. New England Region
referencedIn Howe, Elias Jr. v. Grover, William O. United States. National Archives and Records Administration. New England Region
referencedIn Howe, Elias Jr. et al v. Simmons, Theodore A. et al United States. National Archives and Records Administration. New England Region
creatorOf Howe, Elias, 1819-1867. Sewing machine license : DS, 1854 May 17. California Historical Society
referencedIn Records of the Patent and Trademark Office. 1836 - 1978. Extension Case Files
referencedIn Howe, Elias Jr. v. Whitney, Washington United States. National Archives and Records Administration. New England Region
referencedIn Austin, P. E. Trade catalogs of sewing and needlework, 1860-1929. University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB Library
referencedIn Howe, Elias Jr. v. Brooks, John C. United States. National Archives and Records Administration. New England Region
creatorOf Potter, O. B. [Collection of materials concerning 19th century patents and patent challenges in U.S. courts]. MIT Libraries, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries
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creatorOf 4750 - Sewing Machine - Elias Howe United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn [Connecticut] Howe, Elias Jr - 17th Infantry, Company D United States. National Archives and Records Administration
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relativeOf Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss, 1816-1894 person
founderOf Elias Howe Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Hunt, Walter, 1796-1859 person
associatedWith Singer, Isaac Merritt, 1811-1875 person
memberOf United States. Army. Connecticut Infantry Regiment, 17th (1862-1865) corporateBody
associatedWith Wisconsin Federation of Music Clubs. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Spencer MA US
Brooklyn NY US
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Birth 1819-07-09

Death 1867-10-03

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