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Jim/Steelsewing

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I've had some shuttles lying around for awhile now and thought perhaps to ask the collective wisdom and experience of the group to help identify them. One of them (Shuttle C) I believe to be for a White VS IIb. I haven't seen another bullet shuttle with a built in pin inside it, so I think that's a fair guess?

Just for entertainment value I threw in some other shuttles, not to be a jerk, but I always find it amazing how one single word in the English language can get assigned to so many really different things. It's a wonder sometimes how we manage to communicate at all.

Reminds me of Aristotle's rejection of Plato's theory of forms. Basically the idea is that (for instance) if I say the word 'apple' I may have one image in my head (probably a big green Granny Smith) and you may have another rather different image in your head... (Red Delicious, Giant tech company in Cupertino... ) - and so begins our communication issues.

If you happen to recognize any of the obvious bullet shaped shuttles, please do let me know.
I don't think I have any use for these. (and there's no Boye mark on them)

ShutA.jpg 
ShutB.jpg 
ShutC1.jpg 
ShutC2.jpg 
ShutD.jpg 
ShutE.jpg 
ShutF.jpg 
ShutG.jpg 
ShutH.jpg 
ShutI.jpg 
SHutJ.jpg 

*all measurements in centimeters...


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D is for a flying shuttle loom. 
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I have identified a lot of shuttles, and I have charted a lot of parameters, such as...
overall length
outside diameter
depth of bobbin hole
diameter of bobbin hole
nose notch
thread slots
Alas, even with all of these dimensions, there are a few that are still a mystery.
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I know J is the Calgary airport shuttle. They can be identified by the YYC at the back of the shuttle. Timing is quite often off with these and tension is always high for connecting flights.

The top one might be a New Williams shuttle.

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Farmer John, is there an available document with all of those measurements that we can use?
I have one or two that I would like to ID also.

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Farmer John, is there an available document with all of those measurements that we can use?
I have one or two that I would like to ID also.


No document per se, just my hand written notes and measurements.
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Have you compared them with the ISMACS site? http://ismacs.net/shuttleidentification/aids-to-shuttle-identification.html

Then there is this: https://tinyurl.com/w4xagow

As far as the other shuttles, have fun with your research! LOL

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Jim/Steelsewing

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I did do a side by side check anywhere I could find pictures of shuttles. I can remember being on Helen Howe's for awhile, and I'll double check your ismacs link.

* I posted this just before the first wave of nausea hit last week, which turned quickly into an all-week ordeal ending with my being in the hospital from Thursday until Sunday, so I'm just a tad fuzzy on where my head was then. Thank you all for your responses. Sometimes I read threads about attachments or other antique bits and I'm completely stumped. I figured that if added a few funny pics that even a novice like me could identify and perhaps reply to something with no stress, no anxiety, wouldn't look foolish... because I did that for ya. =) When I have a wee bit more energy, I'll see if I can't get more accurate measurements since the darn camera fish-eyed everything a little.

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Glad you're feeling better, and hope you won't have to shuttle back and forth to the hospital again!

(That's a serious bout of nausea!)

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