Cleaning in Progress:
Some intersting things to note: The needle bed comes apart in sections...reminds me of the current appearance of the
bond, and the metal bars that the carriages slide on also hold the needles in place. (Bond use retainers too). Also, underneath
the needles on the mainbed just under the front metal bar, is a black thick wool strand covered with a thin plastic cover
strip which is a means of keeping the needles in place, much like our current foam bars do on the current machines, and some
Bond knitters have used this technique to keep their needles from moving at will too. Works well!