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I received a box of Singer accessories today that includes a shuttle marked “SIMANCO USA 8301” and three bobbins that fit inside it perfectly.
Is this a “boat” or a “bullet” shuttle? I found conflicting terms on line while trying to find out more about it. How do I tell the two - boat and bullet - apart? Is this the shuttle for a Singer 28 vibrating shuttle machine? Will it fit other machines? Thank you for any info you can share! Attached Images
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You have a bullet shuttle. They are later than boat shuttles, and much more common as they were the standard for long bobbin machines well into the 20th century. Is this a “boat” or a “bullet” shuttle? I found conflicting terms on line while trying to find out more about it. A boat shuttle is closed on both ends (one pointed, one flat) but has one side open - if you set it on its rounded side it looks like a tiny boat. A bullet shuttle (also called a cylinder shuttle - particularly by the Jones SMC of Guide Bridge near Manchester, UK) is completely enclosed except for the end where the bobbin goes in. It typically has a tension spring with an adjustment screw on one side. How do I tell the two - boat and bullet - apart? Is this the shuttle for a Singer 28 vibrating shuttle machine? Will it fit other machines? The 8301 is for 27/127 - 28/128 class machines. I am not sure if having the shuttle lifter makes a difference(?). The other machines I own that can use the 8301 are The Free, and Franklin (the ones made for Sears Roebuck & Co. catalog sales by Domestic). I think I read somewhere that there are others. Jon is an expert in needles and shuttles, he can probably fill in a lot more details!