Shirt Hand Frame

A three needle silk knitting frame.

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Year of production:
Pre 1830
metal, wood
30 gauge
machine, Leicester, frame

Originally from John Dovey's workshop in Calverton, Nottinghamshire. This wide frame was capable of producing a single piece of fabric for cut-up work or the manufacture of shirts.

The machine has had three owners who each stamped their own mark on the machine. The marks include R & S No12, H & H No.1202, and A & S company 145. A & S stands for Allen Solly & Co. Ltd. the company who donated the frame to the museum.

ID Number: L.T121.1957.0.0

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