Category: Punch Card Machine

  • Brother KH801 knitting machine

    Brother KH801 knitting machine

    Brother KH801 is a knitting machine very similar (if not identical with the exception of all writing being in Japanese) to the Brother KH800 available in the US used and vintage markets. All Japanese writing on the carriage, box and case of Brother KH801 makes me think that it was released to only Japanese markets.…

  • KnitKing KH260 knitting machine

    KnitKing KH260 knitting machine

    KnitKing KH260 knitting machine is a bulky (9 mm gauge) machine and is a copy of the Brother KH260 just under a different name. This model is also known as KnitKing PC Bulky.

  • Jones KH800 knitting machine

    Jones KH800 knitting machine is identical to Brother KH800 knitting machine with its unique needle selection mechanism (watch a video showing the insides and insights of it). By the way, it is super easy to make your own punchcards for this machine out of regular printing paper. See my video and read a separate blog…

  • Brother KH800 knitting machine

    Brother KH800 knitting machine

    Brother KH800 was manufactured in 1971. It is a standard (4.5 mm between the needles) gauge knitting machine with 200 needles. It comes in a unique bright emerald-green color and has a wide bed, which makes this machine heavier than usual. The standard setup should come with two screw-on handles: one for the main carriage…

  • Brother KH820 knitting machine

    Brother KH820 knitting machine

    Brother KH820 knitting machine appeared on the market in 1974. It is a standard-gauge (4.5 mm) knitting machine with 200 needles. It is the first machine with this more modern design. The same basic design was used on all consequent punchcard-capable knitting machines. Its predecessors (KH800) had simpler punch card capabilities. Another older model (KH810,…

  • Jones KH820 knitting machine

    … while I am working on putting the gallery together for the Jobes KH820, i wanted to let you know that it is the same machine as Brother KH820.

  • Brother KH894 knitting machine.

    Brother KH894 knitting machine is a Japan-made standard-gauge knitting machine with 200 needles and 4.5 mm distance between the needles. It can knit patterns automatically. The patterns are predetermined by the punch card. The punchcard reader gets the information from the punchcards and then assists in selecting appropriate needles. On the Japanese market, it is…

  • Toyota Elena Auto 7

    Toyota Elena Auto 7

    Below are the pictures of the machine I recently purchased. Toyota Elena Auto 7 knitting machine is a standard-gauge setup equipped with a punchcard reading mechanism and needle selection. There is such sparse information on this machine on the Internet so I am eager to learn and expand my knowledge on it. Stay tuned!!

  • PS-150 punchcard needle selector

    PS-150 punchcard needle selector

    PS-150 needle selector was invented to work with bulky Singer/Silver Reed/Studio knitting machines capable of only manual stitch manipulations. Basically, it works like a punchcard-reading mechanism but not quite automatically. A special ruler is inserted into the slot, in which one row of the punchcard pattern is visible. The pins on the ruler are pushed…

  • KnitKing KH830 knitting machine

    KnitKing KH830 knitting machine

    KnitKing KH830 knitting machine is another brand name for the Japanese knitting machine manufactured and released to the market by Brother Co. It is also known as Brother KH830 and, with the exception of the branding, is identical to it. Thus, read all the details of Brother KH830 in a separate blog entry.

  • Brother KH890 knitting machine

    Brother KH890 knitting machine

    Brother KH890 knitting machine was manufactured and released to the market in 1979. It is a metal flatbed knitting machine with 200 needles, positioned 4.5 mm apart. This is a standard gauge machine. It has the ability to accept patterns in the form of punch cards. The punch-card reader (which accepts 24-hole (in one row)…

  • Singer MemoMatic 328 knitting machine

    Singer MemoMatic 328 knitting machine

    Singer MemoMatic 328 knitting machine was released to the market in 1978. It is a standard-gauge (4.5 mm) knitting machine with 200 needles. I have not had a chance to work with this machine yet so the pictures below were provided by someone else and published here with permission. It closely resembles Singer/Studio 326 knitting…