Take a Different Approach

What different approach can you take to solve your problem?

Throughout the 1800s, most inventors who tried to design a machine that would make sewing more efficient failed because they were
modeling their machines after the motions of hand sewing: pushing a needle and thread through fabric. Elias Howe took a different tack: he put an eye in the sharp end of a needle and used two threads working together instead of just one. In 1846 he patented his lockstitch sewing machine. This first machine was hand-operated, but it formed the basis for the modern sewing machine.

Content courtesy of the Ah Ha! Discovery Deck, developed by John Cronin at the ipCapital Group to help inventors solve real-world problems.

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