Knitting machine

Knitting machine

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Credit: ADAM HART-DAVIS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Knitting machine. Replica of William Lee's knitting machine from 1589. This was the first circular frame knitting machine. It caused such an uproar with the English Handknitting Association, that many of Lee's machines were destroyed, with only a few surviving to this day.

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Keywords: 16th century, device, early, historical, history of science, instrument, knitting machine, lee, model, reproduction, sixteenth, technology, william

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