Isaac Singer

Inventor

1811 – 1875

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Who was Isaac Singer?

Isaac Merritt Singer was an American inventor, actor, and entrepreneur. He made important improvements in the design of the sewing machine and was the founder of the Singer Sewing Machine Company. Many had patented sewing machines before Singer, but his success was based on the practicality of his machine, the ease with which it could be adapted to home use, and its availability on an installment payment basis. Singer fathered at least 24 children with various wives and mistresses.

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Born
Oct 27, 1811
Pittstown
Also known as
  • Isaac Merritt Singer
  • Isaac Merritt
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  • United States of America
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Died
Jul 23, 1875
Paignton

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on July 23, 2013

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