Punch,  14 (1848), 91.

"A Sewing Machine"

[Douglas W Jerrold] *


Letter, Spoof


Invention, Technology, Domestic Economy, Class, Politics

    Notes that this invention has recently been exhibited at the Royal Institution. Thinks there is nothing new in the fact that the machine works by 'turning a screw', since 'English shirtmakers' have 'been made to work for farthings' by 'turning a screw'.

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