We regret that you are
experiencing problems with your antique sock machine.
Sock machines purchased from auction sites or acquired from
third parties do not come with a guarantee that they will
produce a full-length sock.
The majority of sock machines sold on auction sites do not
have knitting on them. In particular, most never show
the ribbing attachment in work with ribbed knitting coming
from the machine. For this reason, auction site
purchases remain risky.
Although many have purchased sock machines from auction
sites at costs less than that charged by professional
restorers, they soon discover that the cost of the machine
and the additional expense invested to restore their
purchase to full and proper working order does not render
One must also consider the time lost and mounting
frustration that one experiences when trying to knit on a
machine that has no guarantee that it is in sound working
condition. Having no knowledge of the art of sock
machine knitting makes restoration virtually impossible.
Regrettably, we have seen this situation time and time
again. 86.9% of our customers are previous auction
site purchasers. Hence, the significance of this issue
has led us to address it publicly.
Be of good courage, for there is a solution. Oldtymestockings
can fully and properly restore your antique sock machine to
full working order. The Lord has blessed us with the
skill and ability to do so.
A full restoration includes the cylinder cam mechanism and
the ribbing attachment, if one is available. Upon
return to you, a finished sock, stockinette samples and
ribbed samples will arrive, still attached to the machine.
Thus, should you have any difficulty operating the machine,
you will know with 100% certainty that it is simply a matter
of inexperience and not the knitting machine. It is
this type of security that makes beginning knitters happy
knitters. Thereafter, the only thing that is required
is time and patience to learn.
The cost to completely restore an antique sock machine
begins at $400.00. Should parts of the machine be
broken, damaged, missing or ill-functioning, we will inform
you of the cost required to rectify the issue. The
replacement of broken, damaged, missing or ill-functioning
parts is not included in the cost of the restoration.
Shipment of the machine to us and its subsequent return must
be incurred by the owner of the sock machine. The method of
shipment is your choice. Insurance is optional, but
If you wish to begin knitting as quickly as possible, you
may wish to consider U.P.S, FedEx or D.H.L. If time is
not of the essence, you may wish to consider parcel post via
the U.S. Postal Service. International customers
should contact us directly, prior to sending their machines
We will be able to determine the problem with your machine,
if we can "physically" touch, examine and inspect the
machine. Pictures are useless. We must be able
to operate the machine and see how the machine functions in
order to determine what is amiss. Restoration time is
approximately 2 weeks.
If you have not done so, we recommend that you cleanse the
machine completely, prior to sending it to us. If the
machine arrives with lint, debris or corrosion, the machine
will have to be cleansed prior to us restoring it. This will
augment the cost of the restoration.
Should you have further queries about having your machine
restored to optimal working order, please feel free to
telephone us at 603 448 1087, 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. E.S.T,
Monday - Saturday. We are closed on Sunday, the
Sabbath, to worship our Lord and Saviour Christ Jesus.
Thank you for contacting us. We look forward to
serving you. Have a blessed day.
Faithful in Christ,