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Did you know that the modern type of sewing-machines was invented by Josef Madersperger , an Austrian who was born in Kufstein ?
Madersperger Museum of sewing machines is a small museum with free entry built inside the house, where Josef Madersperger was born in October 6th, 1786. He is the inventor of the modern sewing-machines, dating back to the year 1814. The modern sewingmachines have different inventors, but one of Maderspergers Ideas is still be used nowadays: it was him who had the idea of putting the eye of the needle not on top but at the other side of the needle. In the Technical museum of Vienna you can see the 1st real sewingmachine built by J. Madersperger.
There is a slide-show and a lot of different sewingmachines, some of them fixed upside down like you can see them in my photos.

This museum is open daily from 10.00am till 05.00pm
no entrancefee, but donations are welcome !


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  • Updated Oct 8, 2011
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