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Howe, Elias

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Pronunciation: /haʊ
 
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( 1819–67), American inventor. In 1846 he patented the first sewing machine. Its principles were adapted by Isaac Merrit Singer and others in violation of Howe’s patent rights, and it took a seven-year litigation battle to secure the royalties.

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