Flashlight Aide Seamstress

Article taken from The Clearfield Progress, August 26, 1927

After wearing out her patience in threading the needle of her sewing machine, an ingenious housekeeper in Portsmouth, Ohio, attached a flashlight to the arm of the machine, and thus ended her troubles, says Popular Science Monthly.

The light was clamped to the machine with a strap of brass and a pair of bolts and wingnuts in a position that throws the needle into silhouette when the light is turned on.