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Elias Howe


Perfected the sewing model that was then popularized by Isaac Singer. He worked well as an apprentice in both a textile and mechanic manufacturing plant. He also trademarked the 1st zipper, but by no means tried to advertise it. He wedded Elizabeth Jennings Ames in March 1841. He received a commitment from Paul McCartney as well as the Beatles within their film Help! in the shutting credits.

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Full Name Elias Howe
Date Of Birth July 9, 1819
Place Of Birth Spencer, MA
Profession Entrepreneur
Nationality American
Spouse Elizabeth Jennings Ames, Rose Halladay
Children Simon Ames Howe, Jane Robinson Howe, Julia Maria Howe
Parents Elias Howe, Sr, Polly Howe
Siblings Amasa Bemis Howe, Eliza Howe, Corintha Howe, Juliett Howe, Sylvester Howe, Fannie Howe, Mary Howe, Horace Smith Howe
Awards Exposition Universelle
Star Sign Cancer

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1Inventor of the sewing machine.
2Raised an infantry regiment during the American Civil War.



Help!1965this film is respectfully dedicated to the memory of, who in 1846, invented the sewing machine - as Mr. Elias Howe

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