June 4, 2012

Probably the oldest socks’ machine “alive”

It is called “Wildt” and it’s born more or less in the 1930. The cones with the yarn are still in wood and not in plastic as the ones of today. Not necessary to say all the mechanisms are manual. This machine was used until the ’90. You can still use it today, but it is producing 1 dozens socks every 8 hours, compared to the 5 1/2 of the modern ones and quite impossible to find spare pieces when they broke.