Bickford Sock Machine Instruction Manual
||Entered into the Library of Congress in 1871, the Bickford Instruction Manual is one of the oldest sock machine manuals.
Advertised to ladies desirous of style and fashion, Bickford's 48 page instruction manual demonstrated the techniques of setting up the machine, making adjustments, creating balmoral work, knitting ruching and other stylish techniques.
The Bickford Instruction manual offered the lady of the times an extensive selection of patterns for afghans, ladies' corsets and knitted clothing.
Fancy stitch patterns such as the pineapple stitch and zig-zag stitch are outlined.
The manual concluded with pages of testimony attesting to the outstanding performance of the Bickford Knitting Machine. A photocopy of the Bickford instruction manual will enrich any sock knitter's library.