Dubied Knitting Machines
Last week I found an ad for what I consider the Holy Grail of finds: several Dubied knitting machines in good user condition from a working shop. This company produced well finished, well considered knitwear designs from skirts, to coats, to fine sweaters and was in business for more than 50 years. If you read my blog, you know that I already have some Italian Santagostino's which I imported for no small sum. These Dubied's are Swiss, there is some debate as to which company makes the better machine. Each machine has well finished parts. I do prefer the Dubied carriage over the Santagostino.
These machines do not create patterns via punchcards, instead cams inside the carriage are controlled via switches and these modify stitch formations. You can create rib knits, tube knits or flat knits, then from there modify that basic structure and then from there further modify that structure further by positioning the needles in certain configurations. One can knit Guilloche, Nopped, Cardigan, Variure, Ripple and many other knit stitches. These are classed as NHF4 knitting machines: N: rib and tube cams, F: cardigan cams, H: high and low butt needles, and 4: 4 yarn carriers.
This is a linker (or looper) , it attaches collars and rib bands to the body of the garment. It essentially stitches a chain stitch with yarn. It also joins shoulders and side seams. This one is powered and provides a very professional looking finish. Once I get some practice on it I will post some finishing techniques.
Some of these photos document a "just moved in" state and they require some service, dusting and care. I hope you enjoyed the photos.....
7/19/2013 10:41:08 am
hi am in uganda east africa was thrilled by ur vantage knitting eqump seems durable and good not these chinese staff that have flooded the mkt. God bless you
7/19/2013 12:24:06 pm
hi kayanja, (and greetings from canada!) these machines are very durable. They like lots of oil and a dry environment...and can be found on ebay.it and kijiji.it as well as lots of places in europe:)
10/17/2013 05:21:31 pm
Hi! Can your attach big cowlneck with thise linker?
12/28/2013 08:16:58 am
7/4/2014 01:20:59 pm
Here in Brasil we had 2 brands who made similar machines of dubied, the most famous is Coppo, the other one is Berti, from my city. I have practice working both knitting and linking. It's hard work, for nowadays the technology is too advanced, but is faraway from our pockets.
8/21/2015 04:18:50 am
Hi everybody, i'm from italy and i found this this type of machine in an old basement and i would like to sell it. Do you know how can i get for it? (Sorry for my bad english).
8/21/2015 05:17:16 am
7/9/2018 07:02:44 pm
hi i would like if you share the store where you bought the linker machine.
1/15/2021 03:05:52 pm
I need a machanic for an old dubied knitting machine .tanks!!
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Anna is a Hamilton based knitwear and textile practitioner blogging about her collection development as well as pre-1950's knitwear technology.
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