124 Portland Street, Manchester, England
1876 - W Harrison & Co, 128 Portland Street and 2 Upper Brook Street, Chorlton on Medlock.
1879 - William Harrison (sewing, knitting & kilting, and darning and mending attachments) 124 Portland Street.
1883 - William Harrison, 124 Portland Street; works 6 York Street, Chorlton on Medlock.
1886 - Harrison Patent Knitting Machine Co., 124 Portland Street, - works, 6 York Street, Chorlton on Medlock & 67 Oxford Street, London.
1895 - Harrison The Patent Knitting Machine Co. Ltd., 2 and 4a Clifford Street, 139 Portland Street and 48 Upper Brook Street, Chorlton on Medlock. Elsewhere, 133 Portland Street.
Serial Number 7246.
Harrison, Patentee, of Manchester with the trademark Veni, Vidi, Vici (I came, I saw, I conquered) and featuring the Masonic square and compass.
The decals are hand painted.
This type of top-opening machine cover was used by several North of England manufacturers.
Harrison Knitting Machines Advertisement
This is an advert for William Harrison's knitting machines in an 1877 edition of The Sewing Machine Gazette. He sold the Lamb Knitting Machine and the cheaper Little Rapid Knitting Machine from his depot at 128 Portland Street, Manchester.