Charles Fredrick Wiesenthal

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Charles Fredrick Wiesenthal (1726–1789)[1] was a German physician and inventor who was awarded the patent for the first known mechanical device for sewing in 1755. One might argue that he invented the sewing machine. He was born in the Kingdom of Prussia, but was in England at the time of invention, and lived from 1755 to 1789 in Baltimore.[1] For his invention of a double pointed needle with an eye at one end, he received the British Patent No. 701 (1755),[2] but after in 1830 Barthélemy Thimonnier reinvented the sewing machine.


  1. ^ a b William Trammell Snyder. "Charles Fredrick Wiesenthal (1726-1789): An Appraisal of the Medical Pioneer of Baltimore" (PDF). Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Sewing Machine Beginning". Sewing. Archived from the original on 2014-12-20. Retrieved 2012-12-17.