Here is a vintage magazine advertisement for The McDowell Garment-Drafting Machine Co. of New York. The ad claims that dressmaking would be simplified with their garment-drafting machine and that any lady would be able learn to cut perfect-fitting dresses with it. The ad includes an illustration of the machine and also warned buyers to be aware of tin and pasteboard imitations. Here is a black and white clip art version of the illustration from the advertisement. Click on images to enlarge.