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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for August 11


August 11, 2015
By PRN NewsWire

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following is the daily “Profile America” feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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SEWING MACHINE

Profile America — Tuesday, August 11th. An invention that has had a profound impact on our use of fabrics and on the nation’s economy was patented this week in 1851 — the home sewing machine, developed by Isaac Singer. The idea of the sewing machine — and some working models — went back to nearly a century before 1851. But Singer’s simple, sturdy machine was the first to be a commercial success. While far fewer people sew at home as avidly as was done in the past, the modern and industrial versions of Singer’s machines are the thread that runs through the nation’s $153 billion a year apparel and piece goods industry. Some 16,000 establishments employ about 200,000 workers in the manufacture of clothing. You can find current data on the country’s economy by downloading the ‘America’s Economy’ mobile application at www.census.gov/mobile.

Sources:Isaac Singer: http://www.historytoday.com/richard-cavendish/singer-sewing-machine-patentedTimeline: http://inventors.about.com/od/sstartinventors/a/sewing_machine.htmApparel and piece goods receipts/NAICS 4243: http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ECN_2012_US_00A1&prodType=tableEstablishments and workers/NAICS 4243: http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=BP_2013_00A1&prodType=table

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for “Multimedia Gallery” by the “Newsroom” button).

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CONTACT: Rick Reed of the U.S. Census Bureau, +1-301-763-2812, fax:+1-301-763-3762, richard.thomas.reed-at-census.gov

Web site: http://www.census.gov/