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Thread: Standard Rotary Treadle

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    Standard Rotary Treadle

    Does anyone know where I can buy some bobbins for my 1904 Standard Rotary Treadle? My sewing machine guy says it would help if I knew what class it is. Does anyone know where on the machine I would find what class it is? Thanks for any help you can give me.

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    I have found this... https://www.worthpoint.com/worthoped...ine-1806765077
    Don't know if that can help...

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    On these older machines, bobbin "class" is meaningless except for the Singers. Each US company made what they wanted and most were different- unless they were copying Singers. Most of them - nothing will work but what was made for that manufacturer.

    However, I'm pretty sure this one is close enough to a class 15 that you can use it.
    My name is Cathy - and I'm addicted to old sewing machines and their attachments.

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    Welcome Mariley.

    Cathy is right about the many different bobbins. Even modern bobbins have quite a variety as well.

    Some vintage bobbins have modern equivalents. I don't have a Standard - Rotary or otherwise - but it appears that neither the 15 nor the 66 will work. I found http://needlebar.org/cm/displayimage..._display_media which shows a Standard bobbin next to a 15 class bobbin. I thought the Standard looked like a 66, but when I compared to the 15 does not match the dimensions shown in the needlebar image. It appears that the center hole is smaller as well as height and width for the Standard versus the class 15 bobbin.

    You may have to try some online auctions or maybe you will get lucky and get some with fiddly bits as your vintage machine collection grows LOL. I picked up a package of bits at a thrift store and it had five different bobbins. I got a machine that had three different kinds of presser feet and a couple different manuals.


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    I'm pretty sure that Glen over on the VSS reported having used the 15 bobbin. I know it's not an exact match, but what is important is if it will fit in the bobbin case and spin freely.

    Now - Standard had the older "slim" version and the newer "stout" version. I believe yours is the slim. The bobbin cases for the two are different and I think the 15 bobbin may only fit in the older one. I'd suggest trying it and see.

    The OEM bobbins for the two are slightly different, but I was able to swap them between machines - the bobbin cases are not interchangeable.

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    Yes I have used the 15 bobbins in my Standard but I use only the vintage class 15 bobbins. Never had a problem with them.
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    Thanks for chiming in Glenn!

    I was looking at my pictures of the Singer 15, and found the pictures comparing the bobbins,

    left is Standard, class 66 middle and class 15 right.


    And this shows the Standard and 15 from the top view.
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