World’s First Practical Sewing Machine
Barthelemy Thimonnier (1830)
This is the world’s first practical sewing machine, developed by a French tailor Barthelemy Thimonnier in 1830. He had 80 machines set up in a factory which manufactured army clothes in Paris to improve the poor working conditions of artisans. However, these machines were destroyed by the direction from those who persisted in maintaining the conventional system at the time.