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    Can anyone tell me what these are please?

    I found these in a sewing machine drawer of a sewing machine we purchased. Can you tell me what they are? Please?
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    Not sure. The red ones look like knitting markers to me -- used on knitting needles to mark stitch changes. Is the opposite side metal? There wouldn't be a need for metal in a knitting marker.

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    You might try posting over in the vintage sewing machine category. . . .
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    looks like a mfg. logo, try googling the name

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    Don't have any idea but I am subscribing to this thread in case you find out the answer - hope you will post it!

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    I know i have seen these before but context or use escapes me- sorry!

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    If they are different thicknesses then they may be aides to help you sew over thick fabrics - like the french seams in jeans.

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    One piece looks like it might be a key to a machine box or cabinet. Not sure about the rest.

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    Hmmm.... kind of resembles one of those tuning thingies that DH has for the cars.... is the brand name on them recognizable?

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    Looks like spacers used when setting the space on spark plugs on a car (don't think cars have spark plugs anymore)

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    What is the brand name? It may be a good clue. Are some plastic with no metal? It's hard to see because the photo is fuzzy, but they look like they could be automotive in nature...maybe to check fan belt sizes or wear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kuntryquilter View Post
    Looks like spacers used when setting the space on spark plugs on a car (don't think cars have spark plugs anymore)
    Cars have spark plugs, newer cars don't have a carburetor any more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kuntryquilter View Post
    Looks like spacers used when setting the space on spark plugs on a car (don't think cars have spark plugs anymore)

    Yes, gasoline engines still require spark plugs even the latest models. The electric vehicles don't use them because there is no fuel that requires a spark to start the engine.
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    Skate keys!

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    I'm following this because I'm curious, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingVagabond View Post
    Thanks so much for clearing that up for me!
    Sew, sew, it's the threads that keep love together :>} I love sunbonnet sue,old-fashioned things like 1950's or older housewife things, and like hankies,tea towels and aprons . Thanks to some lovely members on here I now have lots of aprons in my collection !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingVagabond View Post
    Thank You, interesting article. I thought it was something unrelated to sewing just thrown in the drawer.
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    How interesting. Sounds like the article was to educate industrial sewing people.

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    We have a 2012 Subaru and it has spark plugs--hubby says only diesel engines don't have spark plugs. Learn something new everyday.
    Quote Originally Posted by kuntryquilter View Post
    Looks like spacers used when setting the space on spark plugs on a car (don't think cars have spark plugs anymore)

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    so Vagabond... or anyone else... want to tell us the answer so we don't have to click on that link?

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingVagabond View Post
    Wow - great job researching them! Thanks for letting us know!

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    Sorry, stitches per inch gauges - you can count the stitches between the points
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