Treatise on the Art of Knitting: With a History of the Knitting Loom : Comprising an Interesting Account of Its Origin, and of Its Recent Wonderful Improvements

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inventor, 1861 - Knitting-machines - 32 pages
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Page 9 - In the year 1589, the ingenious William Lee, AM, of St. John's College, Cambridge, devised this profitable art for stockings, (but being despised, went to France,) yet of iron to himself, but to us and to others, of gold; in memory of whom this is here painted.
Page 9 - British power supported them during the struggles of the latter part of the eighteenth and the early part of the nineteenth century.
Page 9 - Hall, in Red Cross street London, there is a portrait of a man, painted in the act of pointing to an iron stocking frame, and addressing a woman, who is knitting with needles by hand. The picture bears the following quaint inscription : — "In the year 1599, the ingenious William Lee, AM,of St.
Page 16 - A smart girl, with one of these machines, can easily make TWELVE DOLLARS A WEEK, beside paying a large rent for the machine. In thus giving employment to the enterprising poor, the man of means would not only be doing himself a benefit, but would be eminently a public benefactor.
Page 29 - ... nothing like knitting. Grandmother's mission is now accomplished. She need never again come over to our house and bring her knitting-work. She can do it all at home before breakfast!
Page 7 - ... all at work in the fields. The farmstead is in good order, old though it is, for its stone walls were solidly built, they are thick, and all the timber used was oak, well seasoned. So substantial was the work that, with the exception of a few necessary repairs about some of the outbuildings, all is in nearly the same condition in which it was left by the ownerSj long dead, who caused it to be built so many generations ago. The land also is to all appearance just what it was when the site of the...
Page 23 - TESTIMONIALS or PURCHASERS AND OPERATORS. FROM the many testimonials which we are constantly receiving from those who are...
Page 25 - It gives me pleasure to be able to add my testimony to the value of your Family Knitting Machine.
Page 12 - There is one feature, however, which is common to them all ; they have, without exception, all been designed for manufacturing establishments.

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