British  Patent

GB 13.494/1851                            Frederick R. Robinson

A grant unto Frederick R. Robinson, of Boston, in the state of Massachusetts, of the United States of North America, for his invention of a new and useful sewing machine; 6 months; colonies.

February 7, 1851

We must certainly give Mr. Robinson credit for novelty as regards the general construction and mode of operating his apparatus, but at the same time we cannot say that it is by any means a really practical and useful sewing machine, as the complexity and multiplication of parts would greatly tend to the derangement of the mechanism when running at a high speed.

The Practical Mechanical Journal (1858)


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