Elias Howe

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Birthday
9, 1819
Birthplace
Spencer, MA
Death Date
Oct 3, 1867 (48)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
9, 1819
Birthplace
Spencer, MA
Death Date
Oct 3, 1867 (48)

About

Perfected the sewing machine that was then popularized by Isaac Singer.

Before Fame

He worked as an apprentice in both a textile and mechanic factory.

Trivia

He also patented the first zipper, but never tried to market it.

Family Life

He married Elizabeth Jennings Ames in March 1841.

Associated With

He received a dedication from Paul McCartney and The Beatles in their movie Help! in the closing credits.