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Rocketeer

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Hi Everyone!
I've gotten a lot of miscellaneous notions with things I've bought, and recently dived into this packet of "Free Round Bobbin" needles. I had thought it said "gold swaged" but learned that's "cold," of course. They are assorted and each needle says "FREE RDB" with a size, ranging through 1/2, 1, 2, 1/something (struck too low on the shank) and "B." Most curiously, the 2 has no eye!

I spent some time polishing the rare corrosion and rust off of these with Flitz and they're ready for use. They also have beautiful scarves (scarfs?)
Anyone tell me anything about these, why one might not have a hole (defect?) and most importantly -- do they set anyone's heart ablaze? I don't really have use for them and the packaging (and now the needles) is in excellent shape. They're a curious size as well -- just as long as a 206x13 but the eye is too high.

Matt


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ttatummm

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Oh, they set my heart a flutter.  I have a Free Rotary and only have the one needle that came with the machine. Measured the needle it is about 35.5 mm from end to tip, and 32 mm from end to eye. 
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I would buy them from you if they fit my machine.

Unfortunately I don't know anything about the needles, haven't gotten around to researching them yet. I checked the wiring on this machine, cleaned it up, did some test stitching, then another machine traiptsed into the house and diverted my attention. I do like the way is sews though, if I ever get back to doing some serious sewing rather than just playing with machines, I have to make sure it get into the rotation.


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Tammy -- be sure he gives you a discount on the one without the eye.  Finding the right drill bit to fix it will be a pain.
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JoeJr

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Tammy, these might be the needles you're looking for.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/8-Free-Westinghouse-New-Home-Rotary-Sewing-Machine-Needles-CC1221-40F1-Sz-16/224146299592?hash=item3430291ac8:g:WdAAAOSwKfZd8fMZ

I bought the same for 2 different machines, a New Home treadle and it's electric cousin, a Free Westinghouse Type J
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Rocketeer

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Tammy -- be sure he gives you a discount on the one without the eye.  Finding the right drill bit to fix it will be a pain.


Hahah! The needles are actually "Free" to a good home!  [wink]
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Rocketeer

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I love that the machine has the exact needle size as a DECAL ... that's just awesome.
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ttatummm

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Yeah, I just love that decal.  It's funny how little things sometimes endear a sewing machine to you.  I also love the big old plug on the back of the base.
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jon

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The #2 needle without the eye is for blind stitch.


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denaliskyfire

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The #2 needle without the eye is for blind stitch.


[biggrin]


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ttatummm

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The #2 needle without the eye is for blind stitch.
[biggrin]


That's too funny. The only thing better than the depth of knowledge of the VSS members is their wit.

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