Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A stitch, made by some sewing-machines, in which two threads are so locked at each stitch that the work will not ravel.
- Produced by means of this stitch, as a seam.
- Producing this stitch, as a sewing-machine.
“Learn to make simple classical binding with hard cover using the lock-stitch technique on May 16, 23 and 30 from 9am-12noon with Loreto Apilado of the Cottage Industry Technology Center.”
“The actual speeds of the lock-stitch machines shown here upon the power stand average 1,300; those of the chain stitch machines vary from 1,200 for the sack sewing machine to”
“The average speed upon such work is 1,200 stitches per minute; but many lock-stitch machines are run at 1,500 and 1,800 per minute, and even at much higher rates.”
“I seen the heaviest and hardest kind of navy boots stitched at 1,500 to the minute upon Singer's lock-stitch machines.”
“There can be no doubt that lock-stitch machines can be run as high as 3,000.”
“His first efforts were failures, but all at once the idea of the lock-stitch came to him.”
“Walter Hunt had discovered the principle of the lock-stitch and had built a machine but had wearied of his work and abandoned his invention, just as success was in sight.”
“Finally, you overcast the single clusters, and connect every two with a lock-stitch, as shown in the accompanying illustration.”
“New York city, named Hunt, made and sold the first lock-stitch sewing machine ever seen in the world; that pens and horseshoes were made by machine; that the reaping machine was given its first public trial (in”
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