Harrison Sun Circular Sock Machine Instruction Manual
Known for its brilliant manufacturing skills, the Harrison Knitting & Textile Machinery Company L.T.D. of Manchester, England introduced the Sun Circular Knitting Machine to London society in 1865.
Winning 38 awards and 10 gold medals for superiority of construction and capacity of work, the Harrison Knitting & Textile Machinery Company superseded all of its competitors.
At the Franco-British Exhibition in 1908, the company won the highly esteemed "Grand Prix" award for superior craftsmanship.
The solid metal construction, robust design and smooth operation of Harrison's knitting machines were hallmarks of the company's global success and worldwide appeal.
The "Sun" Circular Knitting Machine Instruction Book is a 64 page manual on the operation of Harrison's Sun Circular Knitting Machine and Harrison's "Sun Dulex" knitting machine. Fully comprehensive, the manual teaches the knitter how to unpack, set up and operate both machines.
A description of parts with accompanying illustrations is clearly presented. General information such as trouble shooting, knitting flat web and garment construction is fully described.
Patterns include how to knit a seamless toe, gentlemen's plain and ribbed socks, ribbed stockings with scalloped tops and the skill of narrowing hosiery for a professional fit.
The manual concludes with various patterns of the Victorian and Edwardian periods. Fancy stitch patterns are numerous and a vivid reminder of days past. A photocopy of The "Sun" Circular Knitting Machine Instruction Book is available in english.