The “Sewing Hand” [Beautiful Machines]

Mechanical ‘Sewing Hand’ by Josef Madersperger (c. Technisches Museum Wien)

Josef Madersperger invented an early sewing machine that attempting to mimic the action of the human hand.

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    This was the inspiration behind that Pointer Schwestern hit “I want a man with a sewing hand (I want a lever with an easy touch)”.


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