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Alan Paine Knitwear

Textiles, Compilation No.19

Knitting intarsia sweatersBackground

This specialist high quality knitwear manufacturer has been based in Godalming, Surrey, since 1907, producing fully fashioned knitwear, from natural fibres. The recording was made in July 1990, at their factory built in 1965 beside the River Wey. At the time of recording this family firm was due to move its manufacturing to Ammanford, South Wales.

British knitting machines

The tour around the works features Japanese computer controlled knitting machines side by side with British punched tape controlled mechanisms and shows all the main processes in knitwear manufacturing.

The Alan Paine Factory, Godalming


  • This compilation has no commentary.
  • NGR: (186) SU 976 440
  • £ 12.00 - DVD
  • Running Time: 36 mins.
  • Recorded July 1990
  • Price includes worldwide delivery.
  • 'PAL' and 'NTSC' versions available.

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