Friday, October 18, 2013

Great Freemasons: Allen B. Wilson (October 18,1824 – April 29,1888)

Allen Benjamin Wilson (October 18,1824 – April 29,1888) was an American inventor famous for designing, building and patenting some of the first successful sewing machines He invented both the vibrating and the rotating shuttle designs which, in turns, dominated all home lockstitch sewing machines. With various partners in the 19th century he manufactured reliable sewing machines using the latter shuttle type.

(Harmony Lodge 42, Waterbury, CT)

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