Gallery

Some text about types and brands of sock knitting machines

Green NZAK 2006

Green NZAK 2006

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Harrison Semi Automatic

The Harrison is not only extremely rare but it is quite unique as the first British machine to tackle the issue of automatic heel making and pre dates the Canadian Verdun by several years.

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The Foster aka The British Bulldog

The Foster was the last of the Hand Cranked machines out of England they were manufactured up until around 1960.

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Red Legare Refurbished and Restored

A lovely Red Legare I restored a few years ago for Bev Ledwith in California note the new tripod stand and custom made row counter.

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Griswold Circa 1880 / 1890

A very early Griswod around 1880 to 1890 this model uses a different needle than the later griswold models and has a lot of features that were dropped from subsiquent models.

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Legare refurbished Brown

Nicely reconditioned and refurbished Legare 400 made in Canada .

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English Quiknit

The Blue English Quiknit is a rare machine made by The Burridge Company very few of these have survived. This is the machine I used as a base design for the current NZ Quiknit where we have used a ramping system for raising needles making them nearly impossible to wear out.

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World Star

The World Star is a wonderful machine and came in 4.5 and 3.5 cylinder sizes the large ribber arm makes these machines a joy to look at and they knit beautifully as well, especially with the automatic latch opener.

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Griswold Circa 1880 / 1890 Small Cylinder

A lovely three and a quarter Griswold machine comes with 3 ribbers and 3 cylinders, this is the smallest of the Griswold range the other modls being 4.5 and 5.5 inch cylinders. The best of british workmanship went into these machines.

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Creelman Banner Machine

My most prized Creelman Banner Machine note the large Ribber arm and the inbuilt latch opener this is a true masterpiece of a sock machine.

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