Machine, knitting ; W. W. Lenkeit-Markdorf; c1958; CT01.3098

Name/Title

Machine, knitting

About this object

Knitting machine and accessories; a Strick-Fix knitting machine, made in Germany by W. W. Lenkeit-Markdorf. The machine consists of a long row of needles, mounted on a metal backing, painted cream and green.

Accessories include the knitting attachment (or Slide), a pair of clamps, a row counter, several weights, a needle threader, cleaning brush and stitch holder pins.

There is also several pattern and instruction booklets including "Instructions for the Trico-Fix Home Knitting Machine", "The Trico-Fix Pattern Book", "The Trico-Fix M54 Automatic Home Knitter Pattern Book", "Supplementary Instructions for the Trico-Fix Home Knitting Machine", "Comforts for men in the Armed Forces, issued with the compliments of the National Patriotic Fund Board", and "The Dainty Smocking Book".

In 1958 Jessie Coote purchased this knitting machine from D'wan's Electric Shop for 47 pounds.

Maker

W. W. Lenkeit-Markdorf

Maker Role

Maker

Date Made

c1958

Place Made

Europe, Germany

Medium and Materials

processed material, metal
processed material, paper

Inscription and Marks

Maker's plate: "Strick-Fix / MADE IN GERMANY / Apparatus No 044262 / W. W. LENKEIT-MARKDORF"

Measurements

CT.01.4004: h 160mm x l 1530mm x w 220mm
Large

Subject and Association Keywords

technology, handicrafts, homecrafts

Credit Line

From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey"

Object Type

equipment

Object number

CT01.3098

Copyright Licence  

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