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Author Topic: Edwardian Sock Knitting Machine Demonstrated  (Read 5532 times)
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« on: August 08, 2015, 04:58:09 am »

This is likely old news to some of you, but for me this is a fascinating discovery.

The lady in the video is demonstrating how a sock is produced on a 1906 machine.

1906 Sock Knitting Machine Demo by Hilly Jacklin
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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2015, 07:10:17 am »

Links of socks... whick still needed to be separated and hand sewn at the toes. Witha top speed of  about 1 pair every 1.25 hrs...
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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2015, 09:20:23 am »

The rotary sock knitter can turn heels and toes actually, its just a matter of removing the appropriate needles, I think the demonstrator hasn't got to grips with her machine.
AFAIK this was developed to allow those with poor sight to get gainful employment.
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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2015, 01:42:29 am »

The rotary sock knitter can turn heels and toes actually, its just a matter of removing the appropriate needles, I think the demonstrator hasn't got to grips with her machine.
AFAIK this was developed to allow those with poor sight to get gainful employment.

She actually demonstrates that at one point in the video.
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