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Tag: Mary Jinglewski

All Sewn Up

Chicago Sewing Machine Co., The Defiance Sewing Machines, 1900, Illustration of Defiance No. 4 On this day in 1790, the first patent for a sewing machine was granted. With its more »

Sailors’ Valentines

The National Museum of American History Library has recently acquired an interestingly shaped book—Sailors' Valentines, by John Fondas. Sailors' Valentines were constructed out of eight-sided boxes and decorated with a more »