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Friday, March 2, 2012

The Patent Dispute Surrounding Invention of Sewing Machines

Singer sewing machine.
History of the sewing needle has been around since the beginning of human civilization. Metal needle is used around the 14th century, which is a needle with holes which are common at this time. 

Elias Howe
Howe sewing machine
Top of the sewing machine invention in the United States were found by Elias Howe. Homemade machine uses two threads from the opposite direction and has a hollow needle to thread the ends. The needle was pushed through the cloth and make a sort of arch on the underside of the fabric yarns. A thread from the other direction was inserted into the arch. Then, the second thread lock to make the fabric of the cloth. 

That said, these findings inspired and dream experiences. In the dream, stomach Howe was stabbed by a cannibal with a spear in his sleep. Form the cutting edge is used as inspiration to create a needle that had long sought. 

But after its discovery, Howe faced with problems in maintaining a patent and market the invention. He struggled for nine years to defend his invention. 

Isaac Singer
Patent dispute broke out when Isaac Singer discovered the mechanism up and down on the sewing machine and Allen Wilson developed a tool hook spinner spinning. After Isaac Singer managed to make a sewing needle sewing machine with a movable foot pedal stroke, then the success of the sale of commercial sewing machines open.

Previously, a sewing machine works by moving the needle from the side and moved by hand. However, Isaac Singer machines implement two threads are interwoven mechanisms Howe patented. So Elias Howe demanding Isaac Singer the same patent and won his case in 1854. Walter Hunt actually implementing interwoven threads of the two sources of yarn and needle holes. But the court decided the patent falls into the hands of Howe after Hunt canceling his patent. Success in defending his patent rights to the Elias Howe made a profit jumped sharply. *** [SEPTI | PIKIRAN RAKYAT 01032013]
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