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bkay

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Someone told me I needed a Singer 12 type shuttle for my hand crank machine. Can you tell from this photo if it would work?

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I believe not. You'd want one like this: http://needlebar.org/cm/displayimage.php?album=60&pid=925#top_display_media

Do you have a Singer 12? They're so pretty. And a hand crank too!

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No, it's a German machine, made by Carl Konig. It's badged CK. It was a gift. My friend got it from a shipment of antiques from England in the 80's. I received it last summer.

It doesn't have a shuttle. I believe it was Steve who said it needed the same shuttle as a Singer 12. I found one on that lady in England's site, but she said she didn't want to sell it anyone who was not going to use it, and I'm not sure that I will. Also, if I remember correctly, it was $65.00, which was more than I was willing to pay. That one pictured above is $20.00.
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They are very different shuttles, so you could try to fit it in but I believe it wouldn't work at all if you need a Singer 12 shuttle. The 12s are rare, the other (like you pictured) are very common.
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Thanks, I'll keep my eye open.

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the key difference is "bullet" vs "boat"

The top picture is of a Bullet type.  Cylindrical with a pointed tip

The link and the machine need a Boat type, open and flat on one side, point even with flat.

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Thanks, Steve. I think I have it now.
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