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Christy

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When it comes to the older machines, I can be lost searching for hours trying to find and understand what needles I need to find or how to find the right long bobbins just to have one or two extras.  Is there a chart somewhere for that?  My knowledge is thin in that area and what little I can find out, I quickly forget!
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Both Needlebar and ISMACS have books listing over 6000 named sm and the needles that they take.
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Both Needlebar and ISMACS have books listing over 6000 named sm and the needles that they take.
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Thanks.  I went to the ISMACS page and downloaded a copy.  I was able to grasp some of the information.  I mostly collect machines that take standard needles and have round bobbins I can find for sale.  When it comes to the oddball machine that takes something I can't buy easily I get more confused.  These charts show many different brands of needles and the corresponding information for finding them, but I understand that some are no longer manufactured.  

If you are wanting to use a machine and the needles are not easily found, are there ways around that?  Do you just drop a standard needle lower for instance?

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looking at those lists almost makes you want to follow these directions. I thought Steve had placed this in the files section. Here is another copy. Lol

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pdf Evolution of a Singer Needle.pdf (3.52 MB, 19 views)

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And then there are:
http://ismacs.net/shuttleidentification/aids-to-shuttle-identification.html
http://ismacs.net/needle_and_shank/interchangeable-needle-list.html
http://ismacs.net/needle_and_shank/needle-cross-reference-charts.html

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