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    Smile look what I dug up!

    many years ago I lived in MI and went to auctions almost daily! Now mind you that was in the mid 90's and I have moved 4 times since then. BUT, I knew I had some tubes of the old Boye needles and just felt in my heart that I never got rid of them. So without a thought, I set out going through stuff in my craft closet and look what I found!

    Some of the #'s are faded of the tops, but I am hoping to find a Boye needle chart that might help me identify their sizes and then learn which vintage machine they go to!

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    the vintage needle packs are mainly Pfaff and the jars hold machine parts like screws, spool pins, etc.
    I knew if I kept it long enough I would need it!!

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    gorgeous!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkberrykay View Post
    gorgeous!!

    I know..gives me chills when I see them!

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    Great find!!
    When it seems like the world is falling to pieces remember that the pieces are falling into place. We are nearing closer to the End Times.

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    Wow! what a treasure!

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    What a gold mine! Aren't you glad you didn't get rid of them? That is why my house has so much clutter, I know I will find a use for something right after I pitch it.

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    Jacquie,

    If you have any Boye 2 1/2's and you're not going to use them, perhaps you might be persuaded to sell me some?????? I have an ancient Kenmore 120-49 that takes either the Kenmore #49 or Boye 2 1/2 needles.

    I have found zero of either to date.

    Nice stash by the way. Reminds me of some of my stuff.

    Joe

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    Hooray! Maybe you'll need to find a machine or 2 to fit the needles?

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    Oh my - I see a #2 Boye needle container there that would fit my Household treadle machine if you don't have a need for them! Let us know if you decide to sell any of them . . .

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    That is why I save so many things, u never know when I might 'need' them again, especially if they are sewing related.

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    If you've got 14s and/or 21s (& you want to sell them), I'd be interested!

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    Wow!!! That is way too cool...

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    what a find aren't you glad you saved them. but looking for them when you know you gottem. is another story.

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    What a find...and in your own room. LOL! Those are awesome.
    Happy Quilting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok View Post
    many years ago I lived in MI and went to auctions almost daily! Now mind you that was in the mid 90's and I have moved 4 times since then. BUT, I knew I had some tubes of the old Boye needles and just felt in my heart that I never got rid of them. So without a thought, I set out going through stuff in my craft closet and look what I found!

    Some of the #'s are faded of the tops, but I am hoping to find a Boye needle chart that might help me identify their sizes and then learn which vintage machine they go to!

    Name:  notion box of vintage needles and machine parts.JPG
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    the vintage needle packs are mainly Pfaff and the jars hold machine parts like screws, spool pins, etc.
    I knew if I kept it long enough I would need it!!
    Good for you I just love finding my own treasures.LOL
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    Wow, what a haul. I am so glad there is someone else who can do an archeological dig in the closet and find treasure.
    Sweet Caroline

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    Neat finds!
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    Wow, it's like Christmas, huh?!
    If a woman's work is never done....why start?

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    Almost like Christmas when you find things you forgot you had.

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    Wow! What a find! You scored big time!
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    I'll bet it was just as much fun discovering them the second time as it was the first time!

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    That is some find!!! Keep looking around your house~~you might get another surprise.

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    ebay has some 2 1/2 boye needles for sale listing number 360403747144 good luck

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    Great find, now all those machines that go with the needles will be showing up at your door.
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