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. National Archives at Boston
referencedIn Howe, Elias Jr. v. Morton, A. National Archives at Boston
referencedIn Wisconsin Federation of Music Clubs. Records, 1926-1995. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Howe, Elias Jr. v. Dickinson, Joseph F. National Archives at Boston
referencedIn Howe, Elias Jr. et al v. Underwood, Orson et al National Archives at Boston
referencedIn Howe, Elias Jr. v. MacKentire, Samuel National Archives at Boston
referencedIn Howe, Elias Jr. et al v. Whiting, Joseph A. et al National Archives at Boston
referencedIn Howe, Elias Jr. v. Johnson, William F. National Archives at Boston
referencedIn Howe, Elias Jr. et al v. Underwood, Orson et al National Archives at Boston
referencedIn Howe, Elias Jr. v. Pratt, Henry L. National Archives at Boston
referencedIn Howe, Elias Jr. v. Phelps, Orson C. et al National Archives at Boston
referencedIn Howe, Elias Jr. v. Williams, Charles National Archives at Boston
referencedIn Howe, Elias Jr. v. Barker, William P. et al National Archives at Boston
referencedIn Howe, Elias Jr. v. Nichols, Frederic W. National Archives at Boston
referencedIn Howe, Elias Jr. v. Shedd, John D. National Archives at Boston
referencedIn Howe, Elias Jr. v. Sloat Sewing Machine Company National Archives at Boston
referencedIn Howe, Elias Jr. et al v. Greenough, James et al National Archives at Boston
referencedIn Howe, Elias Sr. et al v. Smith, Seymour et al National Archives at Boston
referencedIn Howe, Elias Jr. et al v. Bradford, William National Archives at Boston
referencedIn Howe, Elias Jr. et al v. Woolridge, John et al National Archives at Boston
referencedIn Howe, Elias Jr. v. Leavitt, Rufus et al National Archives at Boston
referencedIn Howe, Elias Jr. v. Phelps, Orson C. et al National Archives at Boston
referencedIn Howe, Elias Jr. v. Clark, Isaac H. National Archives at Boston
referencedIn Howe, Elias Jr. v. Lamson, et al National Archives at Boston
referencedIn Howe, Elias Jr. v. Folsom, John G. National Archives at Boston
referencedIn Howe, Elias Sr. et al v. Hunt, Nehemiah National Archives at Boston
referencedIn Howe, Elias Jr. v. Grover, William O. National Archives at Boston
referencedIn Howe, Elias Jr. et al v. Simmons, Theodore A. et al National Archives at Boston
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 National Archives at Boston
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. National Archives at Boston
creatorOf Potter, O. B. [Collection of materials concerning 19th century patents and patent challenges in U.S. courts]. 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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Spencer MA US
Brooklyn NY US
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Birth 1819-07-09

Death 1867-10-03

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