Just when you think you’ve seen every machine bobbin out there:
Kay lives not too far away in Virginia, and sent me the remains of sewing machine paraphernalia left from a vintage machine purchase. After she went through the drawers and found all that she needed to go with her machine, THIS is what was left.
She was going to toss it, but then thought – Oh heck, send it to Bonnie, there might be something in here she needs!
I can recognize bobbins for featherweights and 301s, I can recognize class 66 bobbins, and those that fit class 15 machines, be they singer or Japanese import ---
Even my quilting machine takes a different kind of bobbin ---
The old pfaff machine I had used even another bobbin, and the viking – those were different as well. But the three you see here?
What looks like a featherweight bobbin with the holes? Is actually FLAT on the other side….so the flip side of the bobbin HAS no holes.
The black one – well that looks like a 1940s blackside bobbin, but it is an odd size as well, and yes, it is the same size as the silver one above it so they could have gone with the same machine. Here’s the flip side of the one with the holes:
It’s a different height than the other two.
It’s a mystery to me!
The mess as I poured it out from the envelope!
The mess after I grouped “like kinds” together!
The seam guide will work on many machines, as will the thumb screw at the bottom of the photo. The bobbin case at about 4 o’clock is a mystery – it’s the same kind of bobbin case my APQS Millenium takes! I compared them side by side – identical! Is it a full rotary hook bobbin case, because it has no “finger” at the top like a class 15 would?
The presser foot parts fit together….not sure what kind of machine that is for…It’s a low shank zig-zag foot.
The other mystery bobbins are at 1 o’clock and 5 o’clock. The class 15’s are at 11 o’clock – and in the center are the class 66, some with 4 holes, some with one – but same shape, same height and I’ve got class 66 machines that have come with both of these.
Thank you, Kay for the goodies! If anyone recognizes the odd balls, let me know!
I’m home from my hooky play date with my friends. I sewed until I ran out of papers and it was time to pack up and hit the road home.
The Hubster is home from his business trip as well, and he brought a nasty cold home with him so I am keeping my distance! I leave for Granbury, Fort Worth and Weatherford, Texas on Sunday – and I don’t need to be sick for that – it’s my last teaching gig until New Years!
Tonight I hope to be trimming and depapering the sashings I stitched up ----I’m going to push this project to completion – these blocks have hung on my wall for far too long!