Automatic circular knitting machine, 1923.

Made:
1923 in Leicestershire, Leicester and England

Komet three-quarter hose circular rib knitting machine. This machine produces fabric in tubular form and is suitable for the manufacture of seamless hosiery. Manufactured by Scott & Williams in 1923, it uses the latch needle invented by Matthew Townsend in 1856, in which the hook is opened or closed by a hinged latch. To preserve continuity of production between each individual hose, the machine knits a short tubular length in alginate rayon and them commences the top of the new sock in standard material.

Details

Category:
Textiles Machinery
Object Number:
1969-381
Materials:
cast iron and steel
type:
machines
credit:
Klinger Manufacturing Co. Ltd.

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