These can be found on the market so be careful and demand only The Best as seconds will not retain value.
The first overlock machine (serger) was patented by the Merrow Machine Company in 1889.Some still call all overlock stitches “merrow,” but only a 2- and 3-thread overlock is actually a merrow stitch.These pages illustrate visual examples of back types including shanks and other means of attachment.Each example represents one of the back types listed in the glossary which can be accessed with link just below this paragraph.The "Button in Ear" was then supplemented by a fabric tag with the product number printed on it in 1908/09.
A trademark allows us to identify the origin of an article.To avoid excessive duplication, all possible back types are not shown for each material section.The red numbers in parenthesis identify the specific glossary definition being illustrated. Printable Back Types worksheets (with and without images) can be accessed with links at the bottom of this page. ARMFIELD & SON 1790-1855 GEORGE ARMITAGE 1799-1826 E. BOGETT 1825-1832 JOHN BOYLAN 1850-1880'S CAIRN & CO. 1840-1860'S CARTER / LOMBARD STREET LONDON 1790'S WILLIAM CRUMPTON 1807-1823 CULLEN BROWN 1840'S CUMNER JONES & CO. Franz Steiff, one of Margarete's nephews and the company's chief technician, invented the "Button in Ear" in 1904.