Knitting Clock

Counter, Thread

Accession Number: 2002.9

Description: This item is used for counting rows of knitting. It was adapted and issued by RNIB. It consists of a square metal plate with a black plastic pointer on both sides, fixed at the center. The side with the longer pointer is brailled with the numbers 6, 12, 18, and 24 in a clockwise pattern beginning at center right. There are 5 single dots between each number. The side with the shorter pointer has "INS" in braille at top left and 3 evenly spaced inch marks along the top edge, in the form of notches. Numbers 25, 50, 75, 100, and 125 are brailled around the pointer. The knitting clock is in its original cardboard box. A booklet of brailled instructions embossed on brown paper is included; "knitting clock" is embossed in raised letters on the front, along left edge. "The Royal National Institute for the Blind, Knitting Clock, Catalogue No. 9382, Made in England." --paper label on top of box. "Ross, Courtney & Co., Ashbrook Road, London, N.19." --paper label on bottom of box.

Date Made: post 1953

Place of Origin: London, England

Subjects: Knitting Blindness Rehabilitation

Dimension Notes: 4 x 4 in.

Made: Royal National Institute for the Blind

Material: Light metal, plastic

Updated: 04/19/2017