Acronyms that contain the term feed dogs
What does feed dogs mean? This page is about the various possible meanings of the acronym, abbreviation, shorthand or slang term: feed dogs.
National Canine Defence League (obsolete: now Dogs Trust)
Guide Dogs for the Blind Association
Association of British Dogs' and Cats' Homes
Dogs and Cats Veterinary Referral
Assistance Dogs International
Action for Singapore Dogs
American Feed Industry Association
People and Dogs Society
Feed Conversion Efficiency
PEt Travel Scheme (proposed new import regulations for cats and dogs entering the UK)
Pick Up Dogs
Companion School For Dogs, Holland, Michigan
Greatest American Hot Dogs
What does feed dogs mean?
- Feed dogs
- Feed dogs are the critical component of a "drop feed" sewing machine. A set of feed dogs typically resembles two or three short, thin metal bars, crosscut with diagonal teeth, which move back and forth in slots in a sewing machine's needle plate. Their purpose is to pull the fabric through the machine, in discrete steps, in-between stitches. This arrangement is called "drop feed" in reference to the way the dogs drop below the needle plate when returning for the next stroke. Allen B. Wilson invented it during the time period 1850 to 1854, while also developing the rotary hook. Wilson called it a "four-motion feed", in reference to the four movements the dogs perform during one full stitch: up into the fabric, back to pull the fabric along to the next stitch, down out of the fabric and below the needle plate, and then forward to return to the starting position. Virtually all drop-feed sewing machines can vary their stitch length; this is typically controlled by a lever or dial on the front of the machine. They are usually also capable of pulling the fabric backwards, to form a backstitch.