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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Mary & Geoff in Beruga

Mary & Steve (me), photo Christine

Geoff in the orange groves
Christine, Mary, Geoff, photo Mary
Knitting Machine, full view

Knitting Machine, the dial at the back is a stitch counter

Knitting Machine

Working the machine

My Aunt Mary is my Dad's uncle's daughter and lives near Beruga in NSW.  Mary's married to Geoff Backhouse, whose family pioneered the Beruga area.  While we were in Echuca, we rang them up and travelled the 110k or so from Echuca up to Beruga the next day.  We had a great lunch with them and Mary showed us her late father's Eddie's knitting machine, made from bits of Meccano and found or adapted household items like a shoe polish tin.  Here is the video.  There is a water clock of Eddie's in the Museaum Victoria Collection.

Thanks very much for lunch, Mary & Geoff, see you soon.

1 comment:

  1. OMG!! That knitting machine is AMAZING!! I have studied the few pictures and video trying to understand how it works. His ingenuity, creativity and resourcefulness
    to work with what he had to create this----I am speechless------