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socoso

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Made in Japan. Ribbon cutter?

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Hi, That is for cutting and editing reel to reel tape.
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Oooh, good catch, Jim!  I wouldn't have gotten it, even though I've watched my dad use one of these in the past.  I think the one he still has looks just enough different that the pic just didn't ring that bell for me.  Been decades since I've looked at it, though, lol!

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Hi, That is for cutting and editing reel to reel tape.


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Nifty. Was it in with a sewing machine? Seems like the perfect ribbon cutter! :-)
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It was in a bag of attachments. Someone on Ebay will want it!
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Jumping in on this thread.  What is this?  Trying to decide if I should keep it, but first I should know what it's used for.

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I would guess maybe a corner turner (not sure if that's the correct term, my brain is fuzzy right now) that's used to help square out corners when you turn them inside out.  But the ones I'm used to seeing I think are generally a little more pointy at the end.  Not too much more pointy, but just a little.
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It looks like it might be a French Ivory bone creaser.  Similar to point turner & creaser and maybe if a little thinner could be used for a hera marker.  I've used similar items for hand pressing seams open or to the side without an iron or in preparation for pressing.  Saves the fingernails.  Seems like it could be used for paper folding, as well (origami?).

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It is called a bone folder, can be used in leather work to fold over a edge.
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Thank you.  I think I'll keep it and learn how to use it.  It was in the drawer of the '85 IF and I tucked it a way.

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Hera marker.

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Cari and Jimi, that's really interesting.  Thank you!  greg
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And here I thought it was a collar stay. I'm glad I didn't chime in. :)
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Greg, I think it’s from a school-kid’s lunchbox. Meant for getting the last bits of ice cream out of the bottom of the dish.

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I have both seam creasers and bone folders. Sometimes I even use them interchangeably [smile]. Oh yes, I collect tools too [biggrin].
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Oh yes, I collect tools too [biggrin].


Ooh, maybe I'm not the only one that collects weird screwdrivers and such, lol!
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Ooh, maybe I'm not the only one that collects weird screwdrivers and such, lol!


You're definitely not the only one.  I have boxes of tools I've found in drawers.  That ivory hera marker was in the drawer of my '85 IF.  I've passed some stuff along (how many silver thimbles do I need?), but I save all the cool stuff, or at least the stuff I think is cool.

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Collecting old tools to work on old machines is a lot of Fun!
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Oooh, nice set of screwdrivers there.  I'm drooling.
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What is this needle punch looking tool? It is marked Pat Pending.

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What is this needle punch looking tool? It is marked Pat Pending.


It's an embroidery art needle.  Here's a set of various ones that I had at one time that went by different names.  If you look at the ad, you'll see the Monarch brand that looks like yours.

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Thanks, Ericka!
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socoso

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What is this for today.

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Wow, what a contraption.  Is there a needle hole anywhere where there would normally be one on a zipper foot?  If there is, then my guess would be that someone was trying to make a homemade fagoter foot.  If there isn't a needle hole, then it looks more like the stripper part to a fagoter set.  I could understand wanting to do a homemade fagoter foot 'cause they're so often missing from the sets and they're expensive and I've actually heard people trying out these small zipper feet as substitutes.  But the stripper is odd.  You don't really have to have the stripper to do its job of removing the thread from the fagoter.  So that doesn't make as much sense.

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Here’s an item I picked up in a sewing notions bag. The spikes come out when you turn the knob. The item is 2” by 2”. Anyone know what it is/is used for?

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Pabry, I believe that's a yarn winding thingamajig.  I'm not much into winding yarn, but look that up and I think you'll find something similar if not exactly like your picture.

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Pabry - it is called "Crazy Daisy Winder" per https://www.gutenberg.org/files/62264/62264-h/62264-h.htm and https://wildolive.blogspot.com/2018/07/vintage-craft-weave-it-and-crazy-daisy.html

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ETA - on the second page of https://www.knitting-and.com/search_gcse/?q=crazy%20daisy%20winder there is a pdf of instructions

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Thanks Erica. Thanks Janey for the links.
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I have two of these that are plastic. I had to ask what they were too.
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