A new addition to the Museum Collection and this is a pretty machine – the bed is made of a metal base with polyamide segments – very similar to the Passaps. Unusual thing about this machine is that it’s a 6 mm gauge. It has a needle retaining spring – a very basic knitting machine perhaps similar to the Hobby machines of the 80’s and 90’s. It came with a load of patterns especially for the 577 plus some original letters to the purchaser of the day, outlining contract details and boy were they onerous.
The letters were dated in December 1958 and the company at that time was Longel Limited of one Maddox Street, London W1 (I note the company had 25 lines for their telephone so busy business.
The knitting had to be strictly according to their instructions. Finished garments should be delivered within 4 weeks of receipt of their knitting order – after that period our order is no longer valid – it is essential that the knitting order slip should accompany the garments
The lady had submitted 2 garments and a credit note was issued. The letter also stated that attention should be drawn to
The ribbing – great care must be taken to pick up the complete stitches and not split the wool.
Edge stitches – to improve your edge stitches we would suggest that you tighten the braking discs of the wool feeder slightly to ensure an even flow of wool.