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Hosiery Manufacturing in Nithsdale

Spiers Glove Knitting Machine, J & D McGeorge Ltd., Dumfries

Period:
20th Century
Description:

This steam powered machine produced gloves in the form of a long tube.  Originally worked by hand, these machines were rebuilt after World War II and later run by individual electric motors.

 

Fingers for the gloves were knitted on a table top machine, often by outworkers in their homes.

Materials/Media:
metal & copper alloy
Dimensions:
overall height 6ft 3", overall width 720mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1991.33.9
Digital Number:
DMMA005a-d
Creation Date:
c1900
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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