from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In lace-manuf., a machine employing a thread for each needle, the threads being wound on a beam like the warp-beam of a loom (whence the name). Also called warp-net frame.


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  • The first practical improvement he succeeded in introducing was in the warp-frame, when, by means of an ingenious apparatus, he succeeded in producing "mitts" of a lacy appearance, and it was this success which determined him to pursue the study of mechanical lace-making.

    Self help; with illustrations of conduct and perseverance


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