Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 150,094 pages of information and 235,418 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

John Fisher (of Nottingham)

From Graces Guide

of Carrington, Nottinghamshire

John Fisher and James Gibbons patented their designs of sewing machines on 7th of December 1844, the first embroidering machines wherein it was proposed to employ two continuous threads interlooped or locked together for producing stitches.

These machines were entirely worked out and constructed by Mr. John Fisher, of Nottingham, he being only nineteen years of age at the completion of his work.

Fisher invented the peculiar stitch later known as the Grover and Baker "knotted" or double loop chain-stitch but which he merely applied for ornamenting fabrics.

A subsequent patent was granted on the 10th of June, 1845, to John Fisher, James Gibbons, and Thomas Roe, (GB 10,716) for some modifications of Fisher and Gibbon's patent

An excellent source of information on sewing machine history, and the place of Fisher and Gibbons's patent, may be found here [1]

1860 Patented a washing machine

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Fiddlebase website: CHRONOLOGICAL HISTORY OF BRITISH SEWING MACHINES PATENTS PART 1 from 1755 to 1851