Needles, bobbins, and my favorite thread ..... :-)
We just got one of our auction wins and in it was some sewing machine needles and a couple bobbins.
The needles were in a box marked PRYM. They are 15x1 and are marked "555º16-100"
But what fascinated me was the pointy ends are plated in some gold colored metal. Really pretty.
Are these current or some older brand? I "think" I've seen something like these but I have no idea where.
What was the purpose of the gold plated points?
Are they worth keeping as souvenirs or should I use 'em?
The bobbins were one Class 66 and one Class 15.
The class 15 was nothing out of the ordinary, but that class 66 .... old, very old.
It is a one piece steel, non plated, bobbin turned out on a lathe. It is the only class 66 like this I have although I have some made that way that fit my 9W-7. I will be using it. I wonder how old it is?
The last goodies that I went giddy over is several large spools of Mercerized, Boilfast, #50 thread.
Real genuine #50 thread like my mom used for so long. Oh how I wish I could find some like that today.
And there there was a gazillion buttons, and zippers. My wife can have those. http://artisanssquare.com/sg/Smileys/classic/evil.gif
I just got a new spring from the local SMG for the tensioner in my #2 Threadle. The tensioner has been fickle from day one and the spring is bent. Once I get the replacement spring in it, I'm going to load that very old machined bobbin with some of the white #50 thread, stick the spool on the pin and sew my quilted cover with it. I love that thread ... :)