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Old 07-30-2015, 06:58 PM
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Good Evening fellow sewing enthusiasts!

Well, I may have bit off more than I can chew, I have dreamed of a treadle for sooo long, and today I actually bought one!

However, my enthusiasm was curbed by the inability to find needles and bobbins...such basic items.
I LOVE this machine! I would love to be able to use it.

It is a Brunswick treadle. I found the replacement needle information; Eldridge FS.
But cannot locate them.

Can anyone help?

Thank you very much,
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Old 07-30-2015, 07:18 PM
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Welcome Dee!
It's most likely a National made machine. They bought out Eldredge and contracted with Montgomery Wards to produce their machines. Brunswick was an old MW brand.
The needles are 20x1. They come in Rotary or Long Bobbin (VS) styles. I don't know the difference though. They're usually available on Ebay.
This seller is also a member here. I hope I'm not in trouble for posting this. The rules about selling here are strict.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/National-Eld...item33a55bb6b1
His name is Jon though his username escapes me at the moment.
He can tell you the difference between the needles.
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Welcome,

Congrats on your new Brunswick treadle. This manual from "The Needlebar" should help out on some of the basics, just skip the motor parts:

http://needlebar.org/main/manuals/re...ay/1index.html

National parts aren't as easy as Singer to get a hold of but not difficult either. The Brunswick needles go by various names depending on the brand such as Eldredge FS (Flat Shank), 20x1, Boye 14, BB, 712, etc. The needle itself measures about 1-3/4" with a 2mm shank which is flat on one side. A commonly found replacement shuttle and bobbins would be Boye 13---though sometimes the wrong parts get mixed in with the right wood tube or clip. Good to know bobbin and shuttle dimensions and appearance to double check before buying anything.

Please post a pic of your new treasure if able. Everyone loves a photo. Good Luck and Enjoy.

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Thank you so much Rodney!!! What a huge help you are.
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Jon what is the difference between the 20x1 for long bobbin or 20x1 rotary needle?
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Originally Posted by Rodney
Jon what is the difference between the 20x1 for long bobbin or 20x1 rotary needle?
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A couple of mm shorter in the tip otherwise the same needle. Sort of like a 15x1 and 206x13. The Singer needle system never made a 20x1 Rotary or Eldredge Rotary just a 20x1 that covers National, New Home, White and other VS machines. The Boye needle system has several variations on the 20x1, perhaps 6 or so. The VS machines aren't fussy. My 1909 Singer Interchangeable Needle List recommends a 127x1 for use in Eldredge Rotary---very interesting. Personally I'd look for Eldredge Rotary, Boye 21, DD or DD1221.

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