Twombly CSM Sock Machine

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Just picked up an eBay find, an extraordinarily rare Twombly Circular Sock Machine. The patent dates are 1873 & 1876. I don’t know the age of this machine, but it’s old. The sock machine and the bobbin winder were apparently displayed on an old table leaf. The machine is displayed in an upright manner but when in operation, would have been attached to the edge of a table and the gold gilt would have been up and the brass basket would have been down. Photos below as found. (Will take more photos as the restoration process continues.) It appears mechanically sound, and if I can find needles to fit, I plan to get her up and running. Beautify gold leaf trim over black enamel finish. Delighted with my find.

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