Gallery

Some text about types and brands of sock knitting machines

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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Twombley Sock Machine

The Twombley Sock Machine made in the USA this is a rare machine hard to use .

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Auto Knitter

The stalwart of the USA Sock machine market this basic design is still the preferred design for many sock knitters. The Autoknitter was produced both in the USA and Canada. made from pot metal with a cast iron  base

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Foster Star

Another extremely rare machine from the UK The foster Star has a unique row counter which is the numbers 0 to 10 cast into the crank. To activate the counter one only has to undo the crank wing nut move the crank around to 0 tighten the crank and each time you turn the handle…

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Victoria Compound

The Victoria Compound machine was the ultimate machine around the turn of the century and had many features like its capability to house compound cylinders and Ribbers.  

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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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