On this day in 1851, Isaac Singer was granted a patent for his sewing machine.
Sewing machines weren't new at the time, but Singer's was more practical to use and could be adapted to use at home (according to Wikipedia).
Vintage Singer Sewing Machine Instruction Booklet by sewmuchfrippery
Singer 66k Sewing Machine by HomeRetroUK
Happy birthday Singer sewing machines! I think they're pretty iconic, the very old vintage ones certainly are.
Have a nice evening!