Gearhart


 
 
 
 
 
 



Photos and information courtesy of  Deb and Pete Oswald.

 
  Below is a partial sampling of Pete and Deb Oswald's Gearhart collection (not for sale) debsknits@aol.com


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#1) 1890 - Small crank rotates cylinder and moves needle one stitch at a time.

#2) 1891 -  4-1/2" cylinder rotates and yarn carrier flips from side to side depending on direction.  Have also seen this machine from 1890.

 
#3) 1892  4-1/2" cylinder, operates the same as the 1891 model.
 
#4) 1893-1897  Rotating Cylinder with Stationary Yarn Carrier riveted to cam holder.  Early Machine has only 2 longer cams and later years
       had 3 cams (2 larger and 1 center flipper cam). 4-1/2" cylinder
#5)  1898  4-1/2" Cylinder rotates yarn carrier. Flip down ribber introduced.  Most came with automatic heel hold down attachment.
        Machine all black.
#6) 1902  4-1/2" Cylinder, Rotates. No auto heel hold down.  Red and green colors added on parts.
#7) 1904  4-1/2" Cylinder is stationary with rotating cam ring.  24 slot ribber dial - ribber arm goes into cam shell socket. Up/down, side to side adjust
       with set screw, no adjustment on tappet plate.
#8) 1906/1907  Same as 1904 with different color changes and more brass used on parts.
#9)  1908  4-1/2" cylinder.
#10)  1912?  1908 Machine with weight system heel take-up.
#11)  1914 Different yarn carrier. (added in/out on tappet plate. 1916?)
 
 
#12)  1914B    (1917)
 
 
#13)  1918-1919
#14)  1920-1922
 
 
#15)  1923
 
 
#16)  1924-1925


    
 

Updated 9/18/09

 
 
 

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