The English Autoknitter came out with several different names and was exported widely around the world in the antipodies it was known as The Beehive in France a version was called La Semesie, made of milled cast iron this machine was a work horse for the home knitter with it’s easy to use row counter and went up to 166 neele cylinders.
The AKMC is another wonderful British machine with a lot of innovations to make it’s operation easier for users, it has a system of two rollers one on the ribber stopper and the other on the dial lug these rollers allow the fabric to take down far easier than other machines resulting in less weight needed. The machines came in two models much like the American Legare and the cylinders for each were a slightly different size although it is possible to adapt them, it also came with a Compound set up. Al the models I have do not feature an in out switch so to do a selvedge you just take out the drive pin how easy was that.
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