Quiz | Easy like Sunday morning: Popular patents

Updated - June 01, 2024 10:59 am IST

Published - May 30, 2024 12:04 pm IST

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Quiz | Easy like Sunday morning: Popular patents
Professor Eric Laithwaite at the Royal Society of Arts in London.
1 / 10 | On June 2 in 1857, James Gibbs of Virginia obtained a patent for his invention. The original machine had been invented by Elias Howe but was cumbersome and slow. Gibbs patented his technique called ‘Chain Stitch’, which was based on the craft of using looped stitches. This allowed the machine to make designs more easily. Which machine was this, which changed the livelihoods of millions of women?
Answer : Sewing Machine
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