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        'Couseuse', the first sewing machine, 1830

        Thimonnier, Barthelemy (1793-1857) & Clair, P. (1793-1857); French. Medium: wood and metal. Date: 1830. Premier essai de machine a coudre; Thimonnier granted patent by the French government; used to sew uniforms for the French army; Provenance: Musee Crozatier, Le Puy-en-Velay, France / Giraudon. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.

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