Patent Models: Textile and Sewing Machines

Grade Range: K-K
Resource Type(s): Reference Materials
Date Posted: 3/10/2016

The Museum’s Textile Collection contains over four thousand patent models. The collection includes many examples of carding machines, spinning machines, knitting machines, rope making machines, looms, baskets, carpets, fabrics, and sewing machines. Even the simple clothespin is well represented, with 41 patent models.

National Standards

United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)