"Plait the ribbon a distance from the end to allow for a streamer or bow end. Hold the plaits with the thumb and first finger of the right hand; with the left hand measure the length of the first loop; plait, and hold all plaits by twisting the second end of ribbon around them, drawing it through this twist or loop you have just made, from the direction it was taking when it formed the last loop. If you put this end through the twist from the opposite direction, no knot will be made and your bow will tumble." —Kinne, 1920

Cravat bow

"Plait the ribbon a distance from the end to allow for a streamer or bow end. Hold the plaits with the…

"For the uneven bow, measure a long loop, plait, and hold with right hand. Opposite this, measure, plait, and hold a much shorter loop. Parallel with the first loop measure, plait, and hold a loop a little shorter than the first one Opposite, measure another loop a little shorter than loop No. 2. Parallel with loop No. 1 make a fifth loop. Continue until you have as full a bow as you wish." —Kinne, 1920

Uneven bow

"For the uneven bow, measure a long loop, plait, and hold with right hand. Opposite this, measure, plait,…

A coupling is a device used to connect two shafts together at their ends for the purpose of transmitting power. Couplings do not normally allow disconnection of shafts during operation, though there do exist torque limiting couplings which can slip or disconnect when some torque limit is exceeded.

Electrical Coupling

A coupling is a device used to connect two shafts together at their ends for the purpose of transmitting…

"Measure all loops so they are of even lengths. Have the same number of loops on each side of the knot. Ten or twelve loops will make a good looking rosette bow." —Kinne, 1920

Rosette of even loops

"Measure all loops so they are of even lengths. Have the same number of loops on each side of the knot.…

A granny knot.

Granny Knot

A granny knot.

"Showing how a square knot may be tied with a handkerchief." — Blaisedell, 1904

Square Knot

"Showing how a square knot may be tied with a handkerchief." — Blaisedell, 1904

"Showing how a square knot may be tied with a cord." — Blaisedell, 1904

Square Knot

"Showing how a square knot may be tied with a cord." — Blaisedell, 1904

"This is much better than the granny knot, because it is easily untied, but will not loosen of itself." —Davison, 1910

Square Knot

"This is much better than the granny knot, because it is easily untied, but will not loosen of itself."…

A man and woman walking home from Church.

Man and Woman

A man and woman walking home from Church.

This is a decorative fabric used under the collar forming a small bow.

Costume Necktie

This is a decorative fabric used under the collar forming a small bow.

The plaiting or braiding of a sennit, a flat cordage used in crafts.

Plaiting of Sennit

The plaiting or braiding of a sennit, a flat cordage used in crafts.

Two seizings, a class of knots used to bind two parts of the same rope or to another object.

Seizing

Two seizings, a class of knots used to bind two parts of the same rope or to another object.

A profile view of Queen Tai, the wife of Amenophis III, pharaoh of Egypt.

Queen Tai

A profile view of Queen Tai, the wife of Amenophis III, pharaoh of Egypt.

An illustration of a woman tying a man's robe.

Woman Tying Man's Robe

An illustration of a woman tying a man's robe.