MECHANICAL ENGINEERING HERITAGE NO.90
Full Automatic Glove Knitting Machine (Square Fingertip Type)
This machine was developed by Shima Seiki Mfg, Ltd. in 1964 as a fully automatic glove knitting machine for cotton work gloves. The processes of casting on the fingertips, the connection of fingers, and the knitting of palm and wrist parts were integrated in the machine. The appearance of the machine enabled the completion of gloves with minimum hand work, thereby significantly improving the productivity of glove manufacturing. The machine constituted the most basic of the garment flatknitting machines which make up today’s seamless knit wear. The machine is capable of producing a glove in 2 minutes 15 seconds and an operator can handle up to 30 machines.
- Hours open:
- 10:00–19:00 (Entry closes at 18:30)
- Admission fee:
- Days closed:
- 3rd Floor Forte Wajima, 2-1 Hon-machi, Wakayama-shi, Wakayama 640-8033
- Take Wakayama bus from Wakayama Sta., JR line to Honmachi 2-chome stop.