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Chain-stitch sewing machine patented in Virginia

06/02/1857

James Edward Allen Gibbs of Mill Point, Virginia patents the first practical chain-stitch single thread sewing machine. (By John Osborne)

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Joseph Nathan Kane, ed., Famous First Facts (New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1981), 573.

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