Singer Sewing Machine

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Singer Sewing Machine

This sewing machine was one of the first ever manufactured by Singer. Singer sewing machines was founded by Issac Singer in 1850. This model was manufactured in 1865 in Singer's factory, New York. The first factory outside of America was built in Glasgow, Scotland in 1867. In 1870 Singer sold 170,000 machines and opened up its first factory in England. By 1880 over 500,000 sewing machines sold and more sales centres were opened up across the USA. By 1890 it had 80% of the worldwide market share. By 1913 over 3 million sewing machines had been sold worldwide. In 1978 Singer created the first computer controlled sewing machine in the world. In 2001 Singer celebrated its 150th anniversary. Singer sewing machines were the first manufactures of sewing machines in the world. They are still the best know brand of sewing machine in the world today. The sewing machine helped develop the fashion industry as clothes could now be made quicker and cheaper .

Harriet, aged 10

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