Twombly from German Museum

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Dr. Richard Candee, historian and author of Hand-Cranked Knitter and Sock Machine, forwarded this photo to me of an early Twombly showcased in a German museum. Wow! Tropical Twister

Twombly from German museum

 

2 Responses to “Twombly from German Museum”

  1. Peter Frei says, September 30th, 2011 at 7:35 am

    The machine pictured here is indeed an early example of the Twombly machine. The serial number of this machine is 29 and the machine is in the collection of the late Albrecht Mey, in Albstadt Germany. How do I know? I bought the machine at the Brimfield flea market in July of 1988 and sold it to Mr. Mey in 1992 among with a Hinkley and a Lamb.
    By the way, I paid US$ 40.00 for the machine, that’s all the dealer was asking… the good old days..

  2. Tropical Twister says, September 30th, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    $40 my-oh-my

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