Mon. May 27th, 2024

Isaac Merritt Singer by Edward Harrison May: National Portrait Gallery, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

S15E9: Mambo No. 5 | Isaac Merritt Singer

One could be forgiven for thinking that today’s All-Star might be on the lazy side when it came to his career, but Isaac Merritt Singer’s 24 children and multiple secret families indicate a real passion for some parts of life. Stacie has the whole, weird story of the guy who brought sewing machines into Americans’ homes for the very first time.

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Stacie’s Receipts

How Inventions Really Happen, by Paul C. Wilson (Amazon link)

Isaac Singer And His Wonderful Sewing Machine | AMERICAN HERITAGE (americanheritage.com)

The Sordid Saga of Mr. Singer and his Sewing Machine – Business History (americanbusinesshistory.com)

Isaac Singer – Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)

Isaac Singer Obituary (nytimes.com)

Isaac M. Singer’s Millions: One of Five Alleged Wives Contests His Will –  Known as Man and Wife for Twenty-Five Years (nytimes.com)

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