from The 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.
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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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