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Elias Howe and Isaac Merritt Singer are credited with the foot treadle and these machines became very popular.On the industrial front they enabled improvements to be made in the manufacture of almost anything that required stitching.
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Mercury sewing machines were manufactured by the Goodrich Sewing Company of Chicago, Illinois for both domestic and export markets from 1894 to the 1950s.
Mercury badged machines were also produced in Japan by an unknown company during the 1960s and 1970s.
Pictured is my Singer treadle sewing machine dating to about 1901, previously my mother's and my grandmother's.
Many inventors modified and improved sewing machines through the 1800s.