The Singer Futura sewing machine, 1976.

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The Singer Futura sewing machine, 1976.

A microprocessor controlled sewing machine, the selling price on its launch date of 8th October 1976 was £375. Advertised as "the first sewing machine with an electronic brain", the machine's memory stores 25 different stitch patterns and two button hole sewing programmes.

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Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
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20 October 2003 12:15
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