This section is from the "A Complete Dictionary of Dry Goods" book, by George S. Cole. Also available from Amazon: A complete dictionary of dry goods and history of silk, cotton, linen, wool and other fibrous substances,: Including a full explanation of the modern processes ... together with various useful tables.
Regular. A term as applied to dry goods having two distinct meanings: Regular goods are those varieties upon which the retailer is allowed a certain discount from the invoice price at stipulated times, usually 6 per cent, discount at the expiration of 10 days from date of invoice, 5 off 30, and 2 off at the end of 60 days. Regular made knitted goods designates the best quality, in which the seams are connected by hand, and without the formation of a ridge or welt. [See Hosiery]