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Antique Lace Machines

The dawn of the Industrial Revolution lives on in Nottinghamshire. Ancient hand knitting machines produce lace work that cannot be matched by twentieth century automation.

Non-Fiction 1976 4 mins

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At G.H. Hurt and Sons in Chilwell the firm prides itself on its hand made lacewear. Of the eighteen hand frame knitting machines left in working order in the world the firm has fourteen of them. As Henry Hurt explains, this is certainly not an industrial museum but a working factory that produces the best quallity lace known to man.