Isaac Merritt

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Isaac Merritt was born in Pittstown, New York back in 1811.  This is another one where I do not have any information on his early years.  What I can tell you is that he obtained his first patent in 1839.  That one invention secured his financial success, so he opted to return to his other love.

He wanted to be an actor so he went on tour forming a troupe called the “Merritt Players”.  This lasted for 5 years before inventing something else in 1849.  He showed his invention at the machine shop of Orson C. Phelps in 1850.  While there he observed another device that he thought he could improve on, so in 1851 he obtained US Patent number 8294 for his improvements for the device.  That one invention alone is still associated with the family and forever put him in the history books.

He died in 1875, at the time of his death his net worth was approximately 1/709th of the US GNP.  If you haven’t figured it out, I’m writing about Isaac Merritt Singer, the inventor of the Singer Sewing Machine.  Until tomorrow my wish is for you to have a lot of smiles to give away to those who needs them

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray I can remember my mother and every female adult in my family having a Singer Sewing Machine....  who sews??? there are seamstresses who do that for "short money"....

Jul 26, 2018 03:33 AM #1
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. My grandmother was a seamstress. None of her daughters sewed! Enjoy your day!

Jul 26, 2018 04:59 AM #2
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Got this one since our office is on Singer Island!

Jul 26, 2018 05:12 AM #3
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

You would not have imagined how big his company got after WW2 in the defense industry James...

Jul 26, 2018 05:23 AM #4
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

When you added Singer it was a no-brainer.

I would say acting and traveling helped with his ideas!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Jul 26, 2018 05:34 AM #5
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Wow, James.  From acting to inventing/improving upon the sewing machine.  Quite the transition.

Jul 26, 2018 05:35 AM #6
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

My Mom sewed a lot of clothes on Singer's back when I was a boy.

Jul 26, 2018 07:28 AM #7
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. I like this one very much. Great information and good story.

Jul 26, 2018 07:53 AM #8
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

There is a quilt store in town that collect Singer Sewing Machines, rehabs them, paints them and sells them.  They have a lovely selection...Even though I do not sew, I was tempted for 3 seconds.  LOL A

Jul 26, 2018 12:41 PM #9
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

A revolutionary invention indeed James Dray sewers of the world rejoiced when the sewing machine hit the market.  Since I don't even sew on buttons, I was (obviously) not one of them (LOL)

Jul 26, 2018 04:22 PM #10
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Who hasn't owned a Singer sewing machine? Nice post James Dray 

Jul 26, 2018 08:43 PM #11
faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

Oh yeah! That was THE sewing machine!

Jul 27, 2018 05:13 AM #12
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Both my Mom and I had the old Singer Sewing Machines.  I know I shouldn't have thrown mine out in the junk...cause I miss it.

Jul 28, 2018 10:46 AM #13
Bruce Hicks
Best Homes Hawaii - Honolulu, HI
Your Lifetime Friend/Helper!

Thanks for "AND NOW, THE REST of the STORY! as Paul Harvey would say." We have an electric one in a wood furniture cabinet in our back bedroom.  It has items stored on top James Dray .  It was used,given to us about 15 years ago and we havent used it.

Aug 25, 2018 08:14 PM #14
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