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The Starch Bomb

Explore a pamphlet produced for Muzzy's starch, which is an example of Victorian design among other things.

Singer Sewing Machine's World, 1892

If ever a particular brand-name machine changed the lives of Americans, it was the Singer sewing machine. The first American patent was issued to Elias Howe for “a process that used thread from two different sources.” But sewing machines did not become mass produced until the 1850s, with Isaac Singer’s first commercial machine. “Singer...