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Some text about types and brands of sock knitting machines

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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Harrison 3.5 inch

Harrison 3.5 inch once again the best of British craftsmanship and dare I say even better than the Griswold.

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Creelman Auto Knitter

This Autoknitter was mad by the Creelman company, it’s main feature is the cam shell is made from Cast Iron rather than a cast alloy like most Canadian and Amertican Autoknitters.

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Restored Creelman 3/4 inch

The very rare restored Creelman 3/4 inch machine after complete restoration.

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Creelman 3/4 before restoration

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Model Knitter

The Model Knitter made for a client in New Zealand around 1900 none were ever sold in the USA, these were made in Philadelphia USA.

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Tuttle

The Tuttle is a unique machine quite hard to use and has a function to have the cylinder stationery or revolving . It has a cone ribber that uses the same needles as the cylinder.

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Green Harmony Autoknitter

The Green Autoknitter was made by the Bogan family from Harmony Maine they used the original Autoknitter patterns but tightened up a lot of the tolerances makng the Green Harmony the best of the Harmony models although they produced them with the rounded top cylinder which made knitting a little harder for a lot of…

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