Published May 11, 2017
The objections to Gibbs at Brown & Sharpe were not merely professional, however. In spite of the diplomatic efforts of young Charles Willcox, who …
Published May 8, 2017
Evidently the skulduggery that characterized the sewing machine lawsuits of a few years previous–the tampering with witnesses, the manufacture or destruction of evidence to …
Published May 5, 2017
If Clark’s legal efforts were not successful, his tough and farsighted management of the firm’s other affairs more than compensated. He began with the …
Published May 2, 2017
Singer recognized that physical threats would not permanently quiet Howe, and his combative nature as much as his shortage of money would not allow …
Published April 29, 2017
Physically, at least, Singer was well fitted for the stage. His handsome face helped–square jaw, gray eyes, massive brow framed by thick auburn hair–but …
Published April 26, 2017
THE GOLDEN SHOWER
Following these decisions, Howe’s opponents turned on each other and squabbled among themselves for several years more, but Howe’s rights were …
Published April 23, 2017
CHAPTER TWO – ELIAS HOWE
Most accounts of Elias Howe and his sewing machine are well suited for schoolchildren, who may learn through them …
Published April 20, 2017
DRAGGED INTO THE FIGHT
One day in July 1850, as Walter Hunt was talking with a group of men in Dunlap’s Hotel in New …
Published April 17, 2017
The lack of promise in his career as a machinist contributed to his depression in these years. It was only too clear that the …
Published April 14, 2017
Most accounts of Elias Howe and his sewing machine are well suited for schoolchildren, who may learn through them the traditional story of success …