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Thread: long bobbin shuttle sizes - how much variation is there?

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    Junior Member JMCDA's Avatar
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    long bobbin shuttle sizes - how much variation is there?

    Hi All

    one of our treadles is a New Williams (Williams manufacturing company, Montreal) that I bought at auction over 20 yrs ago purely for show. I would eventually like to get it going again, but it is missing the the shuttle (some call it a bullet) My other long bobbin machines are all singers and the singer shuttle doesn't fit the NW.

    For those of you who own a variety of long bobbin machines, could anyone tell me how much variation in size there is between one manufacturer and another? I was lucky enought to find a copy of the manual for this machine and the shuttle "looks" the same but I think it has to be longer, maybe a bit slimmer as well????

    or point me in the direction of a resource that may have information on shuttle variations...there isn't much info on the New Williams out there so I don't know if it even resembles another brand...but I did find a pic of an old Domestic treadle that looked similar.

    Thanks all
    Joann

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    ...never mind (((sigh))) I found the master catalogue of shuttle identification on ismacs - it would be a long shot to find one me thinks

    http://www.ismacs.net/shuttleidentif...g-page-30.html

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    Actually Joann, I think I have one. It's a Boye 13...I have two of them, and they don't fit any of my machines.
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    are you kidding me! are you willing to part with one of them?

    ...how would I go about figuring out if one of yours will fit?

    J

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    I think we figure it out for sure by your PM that gives me your address, and me sending it to you!! LOL If it fits, WONDERFUL, if it doesn't, then we'll look for one that does!
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    Well, i need boye 13 shuttle too. Is there anyway i need to find it?

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