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Garment Bots Will Replace 60 Million Apparel Workers

•, by Mike Mish Shedlock

A Wall Street Journal video explains How Sewing Robots May Put Human Hands Out of Work.

Jobs like these will vanish.?

Let's backtrack with a bit of history on the Elias Howe Sewing Machine.?

"In 1846 the American inventor, Elias Howe (1819-1867) invented, built and patented the world's first practical and successful sewing machine. Elias Howe patented the first ever lockstitch sewing machine in the world. The invention of the Elias Howe Sewing Machine changed the world by completely transforming and revolutionizing the shoe and clothing industry and the lives of ordinary people by providing the means to buy cheap, fashionable clothes.

Other inventors had made sewing machines using the chainstitch but Elias Howe invented his sewing machine to create the lockstitch. There as a problem with the chainstitch - The Chainstitch used a single thread that was looped on itself on the underside, when a break in the thread was followed by a slight pull, the chainstitch unraveled.

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