sewing machine

cost: $20.00

Make your cloths with a Sewing Machine

In Cornhill, Boston, in the 1830, there was a shop for the manufacture and repair of nautical instruments and philosophical apparatus, kept by Ari Davis. Mr. Davis was a very ingenious mechanic, who had invented a successful dovetailing machine, much spoken of at the time, when inventions were not as numerous as they are now. Being thus a noted man in his calling, he gave way to the foible of affecting an oddity of dress and deportment. It pleased him to say extravagant and nonsensical things, and to go about singing, and to attract attention by unusual garments. Nevertheless, being a really skillful mechanic, he was frequently consulted by the inventors and improves of machinery, to whom he sometimes gave a valuable suggestion.

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