Sewing Press

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Used in bookbinding. “Sewing-press. a, table with slot b, through which the cords c pass; d, staples by which the lower ends of the cords are held from passing through the slot when stretched; e, adjustable bar around which the upper ends of the cords are looped; f, screw-threaded rods upon which the nuts g are turned, to adjust the bar e; h, h’, book-sections to be stitched to the cords; i, grooves cut in the backs of the sections for reception of the cords; j, needle and thread, illustrating method of stitching.” -Whitney, 1911




William Dwight Whitney The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language (New York, NY: The Century Co., 1911)


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