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Sock Machines

Harrison Production machine

Built like the proverbial British out house this machine was use in factories and was eventually motorised to speed up the procss.

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La Semesie

Made in the UK for the French market circa 1900 this machine is similar to the English Beehive and Golden Fleece.

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Beehive Before And After.

Beehive sometimes known as The English autoknitter before restoration, these machines were a vast improvement on the American and canadian autoknitters  as they were made from cast iron  rather than the pot metal used elsewhere.  

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Leicester

The Leicester is one of the rarest CSM’s to be found with only four documented findings this one was destined to be a boat anchor until it was rescued in Wollongong Australia by Beb Alchin and donated to our Museum by Deb.

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The Nittol

The Nittol is a unique and rare machine, note the rocker action V Cam. This machine also came as a compound model and was made in the United Kingdom.

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Harrison Sun

The Harrison Sun was produced for the home market and is a smooth to operate machine as usual Harrison the best of British.

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English Beehive

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…

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