Frame knitting machine by busylady

Frame knitting machine

On the way back from Nottingham we stopped in at the frame knitting museum at Ruddington. It tells the story of how the frame knitters used to make a very poor living renting knitting machines to make socks, scarves, shawls etc. They then sold them on to make a small profit. The Luddites then came along and smashed the machines because they were taking away work from the ordinary people. A most interesting story and we even got to have a go on one of the sock machines.
An interesting piece of historic machinery.
May 28th, 2019  
That is such an interesting story!
May 28th, 2019  
These old machines could tell a story Judith! How good to have a try at it....they are quite an invention when you think about it....must have transformed home knitting industry.
May 28th, 2019  
Fabulous, interesting capture
May 28th, 2019  
Nice detail
May 30th, 2019  
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