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What kind of needle is this?

Old 09-12-2011, 09:57 AM
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I got tin of attachments at the thrift store and this was in it. At first I thought it was a fishing hook, when I realized it was a needle, I thought it was bent and almost threw it away. When I went to look at it closer to see how in the world it got bent that way I realized thats the way it was made. I did a google search on curved needles and didnt see one like this. Its made by Organ, size 75/11. Went there but they dont really show what the needles look like. The twin needle was in the tin also, I put it in the photo to get size perspective. Ive never seen a needle like this, so Im assuming its for a type of machine Ive never used. What in the heck is it?
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:01 AM
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My guess it is, indeed, a bent & unusable sewing machine needle. The owner may have saved it for "buying one like this" purposes. (IMHO) :)


that said, I did find this:

http://www.ismacs.net/needle_and_sha...rt-curved.html So, it looks like I am wrong, and there is such a thing as curved sewing machine needle.

...it does sort of mystify me...
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:01 AM
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Have no idea. It will be interesting to see what it really is. Don't see how it oculd be used on a machine. How could it go through the hole?
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:03 AM
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Really interesting. Organ produces a curved blindstitch needle for a blindstitch machine. Could it be a 'bent' one of those?
http://www.thesewingoutlet.com/produ...Box-of-50.html
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:03 AM
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Looks bent to me. Could I ask - what about it makes you believe it was intentionally made that way?
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:03 AM
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It looks just like a bent needle. I think they usually break. I just recently bent a titanium needle and it looked just like that one.
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:05 AM
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Looks bent to me too :shock:
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by quiltmouse
My guess it is, indeed, a bent & unusable sewing machine needle. The owner may have saved it for "buying one like this" purposes. (IMHO) :)
I agree .. this is a machine needle ... but there is no way it would ever be able to be used in a machine.
I might have saved one like this as a reminder to not sew over pins, or make sure the proper foot is on and the needle over function is not still engaged.... as I have made a few needles like that by leaving my single hole 1/4 inch foot on and then tried to sew a zig zag.
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:10 AM
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Huh, I just assumed it was made that way because when I looked at it closer it just seemed to be made that way, no jagged pieces and the curves were smooth. I just picked it up and was messing with it and it broke :) should have done that before I posted I guess...lol
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:18 AM
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Hey, I have one just like it when I was FMQ and hit something strange and I just knew I had totally messed up my machine. I saved it too. Mine looks smooth also, like a fish hook.
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