broad goods

broad goods

[′brȯd ‚gu̇dz]
(textiles)
Woven fabrics that are over 18 inches (450 millimeters) wide.
References in classic literature ?
To hear him laugh and see the broad good nature of his face then, one might have supposed that he had not a care in the world, or a dispute, or a dislike, but that his whole existence was a summer joke.
Now the firm can braid up to 800 yarns at a time - up from 600 a year ago - in order to produce large tubular fabrics that can be slit into continuous broad goods up to 48 in.
The silk broad goods weaving industry grew rapidly, and the number of yards produced between 1921 and 1929 increased by over 80 percent (see Table 2).
1966), 22A-8, 22A-19; Copeland and Turner, Production and Distribution of Silk and Rayon Broad Goods, 15, 19, 80; and E.
Moreover, the data collected by the Bureau of the Census in 1939 on looms in the silk and rayon broad goods industry make it clear that firms in New England and the South had modernized, whereas New Jersey and Pennsylvania mills had not (see Table 3).
Rayon and Synthetic Broad Goods Weaving Companies and Production, 1935-1963
Source: Copeland & Turner, Production and Distribution of Silk and Rayon Broad Goods, 19; Gardiner C.
Homer Turner, Production and Distribution of Silk and Rayon Broad Goods (New York, 1935), 57; and Reavis Cox, The Marketing of Textiles (Washington, D.
Markham, Competition in the Rayon Industry (Cambridge, 1952), 6-41, 47; Copeland and Turner, Production and Distribution of Silk and Rayon Broad Goods, 51-59; Jack Blicksilver, "Man-Made Fibers: A Growth Industry for the Diversifying South," Textile History Review 3 (Jan.
11 Markham, Competition in the Rayon Industry, 174-77; Copeland and Turner, Production and Distribution of Silk and Rayon Broad Goods, 57; and Hounshell and Smith, Science and Corporate Strategy, 167.
Kay's patent of the fly shuttle in 1733 called it "a new invented shuttle for the better and more exact weaving of broad cloths, broad bays, sail cloths, or any other broad goods, woollen or linen, which shuttle is much lighter than the former .
introduced the Model 40 hot-melt prepregger for broad goods of 1 x ft with 35-90% resin content by weight.