Acronyms that contain the term feed dogs
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Johnson Feed Inc
Micmac Teaching For Dogs
Feed Bag, Inc.
Upstate Guide Dogs
Don’t Feed The Swedes
Northwest Disaster Search Dogs
Feed Center Services
Food and Feed Grain Institute
Food and Feed Grains Institute
Association of American Feed Control Officials
Many Odd Dogs Ate Yams
Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed
Feed My Brain
Official Feed and Food Controls
Feed and Nutrition Network
Greatest American Hot Dogs
Fermented Food Waste Feed
Virginia State Feed Association
Wet Corn Gluten Feed
Friends of Cats and Dogs Foundation
Big Dogs Smell Men
Three Grimmy Dogs
Dogs Can Run
Dogs And Cats Don't Quite Make Giraffes Friendly
Sydney Talks Constantly Minding Dogs Jumping Madly
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.