Sewing machines

History of patents

Information for collectors - History of sewing machines

This site informs about my historical patent collections around sewing machine technique.

In former times sewing machines play an important role in the industrial development of many countries. Historical patents are an interesting information source for collecting and studying of old sewing machines. There are a lot of such historical patents, most of them from the USA. They are very informative, because patents contain an exact description of the invention and often detailed drawings of the sewing machines or parts of it.

I can deliver the patents as patent collection on CD (sometimes one collection has two CDs). Each patent is stored in the wellknown pdf - formate, so that you can open, read and also print each file with any of common pdf readers like Acrobat reader.

Partly the collections contain also an Excel table with important patent datas, like patent number, date of issue, title of the patent and sometimes also inventor and/or owner of the patent. The table is linked directly to the patent files so that each patent will be open easily if you click on the link of the patent. But of course you can use the CD also without using the Excel file by direct opening of each pdf file.

I deliver my patent collections via airmail letters after payment via Paypal (Euro, US Dollar, Pound) or bank account transfer (only in Euro). The shipping price is 5 US Dollar / 3.65 Euro (to Germany lower rate on request).

If you are interested, please send an email to:

Here are the descriptions of my historical patent collections around sewing machine technique:

1. Patents around sewing machine technique from USA between 1842 and 1864

Content: > 600 patents published 1842 - 1864 (on more then 2000 pages)

Countries of owners: USA, a few from Germany and other european countries

Owners/Inventors: Isaac Merritt Singer, Grover & Baker, Pollack & Schmidt (Hamburg, Germany), Charles F. Bosworth, John Bachelder, Wilhelm / William Weitling

Example image of a patent drawing:

Excel table: yes, contains patent number, publishing date and patent title

Price: 11 Euro

 

2. Patents around sewing machine technique from USA between 1865 and 1874

Content: 1600 (!!) patents published 1865 - 1874

Countries of owners: USA, some other countries

Owners/Inventors: USA, ...

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Excel table: yes, contains patent number, publication date and patent title

Price: 14.50 Euro

 

3. Patents around sewing machine technique from USA between 1875 and 1884

Content: 1700 (!!) patents from 1865 to 1874

Countries of owners: USA, some other countries

Owners/Inventors: Singer, Wilson, Cornely (France), Willcox & Gibbs, American Buttonhole, Overseaming and Sewing Machine Company, Weed Sewing Machine Company, Isaac Farwell, Gold Metal Sewing Machine Company and others

Example image of a patent drawing

Excel table: yes, contains patent number, date of issue and patent title

Price: 14.50 Euro

 

4. Patents around sewing machine technique from Great Britain between 1893 and 1919

Content: 1800 (!!) patents on two CDs (disc 1: 1893 - 1905, disc 2: 1906 - 1919)

Countries of owners: Great Britain, USA, also some other european countries

Owners/Inventors: Singer (a lot of patents!), Wheeler, Willcox&Gibbs Sewing Machines, Union Special Machine Company, Inslee, English Sewing Cotton Company, Abercrombie, Cornely, Macdonald, Lincoln Sewing Machine, Gegauf and others

Example image of a patent drawing

Excel table: yes, contains patent number, date of issue, owner and/or inventor and patent title

Price: 15.50 Euro

 

5. Patents of the Singer Manufacturing Company from USA between 1851 and 1919

Content: 650 patents 1851 - 1919

Countries of owners: USA

Owners/Inventors: Singer companies

Example image of a patent drawing

Excel table: yes, contains patent number, date of issue and patent title

Price: 12 Euro

 

Please ask for a discount, if you want to take more then one patent collection!

If you are interested, please write to: