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Textile Engineering
  • Name:
    Tompkins Circular Knitting Machine
  • Years:
    1949
  • Size:
    270*100*270 cm
  • Source:
    Collection
  • Description: The Tompkins circular knitting machine is the first generation knitting machine that employs the spring needle, which is totally different from the imported and locally made knitting machines in Taiwan. There are two kinds of Tompkins-- single-needle and twin-needle. What we see in this picture is the twin-needle one.
  • Tompkins Circular Knitting Machine

    Tompkins Circular Knitting Machine