I have a line on this vintage machine, Fair Isle NT 10 (British Columbia) but it won't come with a manual. Have looked online, but no luck yet finding one.
Hoping there is a KPer out there with a manual, willing to sell me a copy. Not eager to buy this machine unless I can get the manual, but will be disappointed!
Thanks much Wendy
Found a picture of one online. It is a very old basic machine and would be difficult to find replacement parts and needles. All patterning would have to be done manually. I would look for a more recent machine with some form of built in patterning - push buttons/punchcard.
This machine was the first produced by Toyota in 1954, you might find this link helpful: http://machineknitting.wikia.com/wiki/Knitting_machine_manufacturers
Thank you Susan, sage advice, I have been doing research also, and have come to the same conclusion, so will not be buying this machine. Appreciate everyone who had a look at my post