1. The sewing machine and accessories described by the approval on the back of this contract remain for a period of 12 months in use and in the possession of the tenant who… It`s over. unless the agreement is within the time frame provided in accordance with the authorization provided by this agreement. WHERAS the owner lent the tenant a sewing machine and accessories; (1) Special features of the sewing machine and accessories… The combination of sewing machines or the sewing machine trust was the first patent pool in U.S. history. October 1856 formed by the “Albany Agreement” and lasted until the expiration of the last patent in 1877.    There existed to reduce the licensing and litigation costs imposed by the patent furnace known as the war of sewing machines. Prior to the combination of sewing machines, companies could acquire rights to Elias Howe for a $25 fee for each machine sold.