Dating to the late 1870's and produced in Scotland this treadle machine has "The Howe M Co Ld" cast into the treadle plate. On the bed, is a medallion featuring a portrait of Elias Howe J.R., this was the Company's Trade Mark which according to the Company's literature "is embedded on every Genuine Howe Sewing Machine".
Howe's sewing machine made in 1846: Howe's was a man in the U.S. whom made a sewing machine. This product was made worldwide after Howe showed it in Great Britain. This sewing machine was the first to machine to combine thread all the way though and lock in the weave. This invention helped thousands of women to make a lot more clothes for their family members during the late 1840's since women before this invention use to it by hand.