smyth sewn

Smyth sewing

[smahyth, smith]
noun Bookbinding.
a method of sewing together folded, gathered, and collated signatures with a single thread sewn through the folds of individual signatures.
Also, Smythe sewing.


Origin:
after David M. Smyth (1833–1907), Irish-born U.S. inventor, who designed a machine performing this kind of sewing

Smyth-sewn, adjective
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