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Some text about types and brands of sock knitting machines

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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AKMC Automatic Knitting Machine company.

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…

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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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Brass NZAK

Brass NZAK made as a limited edition of 10 machines  2010

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Blue NZAK 2008

Blue NZAK 208 model

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Green NZAK 2006

Green NZAK 2006

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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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