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


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.


W. W. Lenkeit-Markdorf

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Date Made


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"


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

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"

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