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jimi

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Hi There, First post here, Was wondering if anyone could identify some old needles and hooks. In what machines were they used??? Needle SyS 915 by Leo Lammertz, the shank is flat on both sides and the eye is to the side, not to the front like a normal needles with a flat shank one side??. The SyS 626 i found out was for the Ideal I,II Record I and Diamant II?? Will this fit in any other machines?? Two SYS 1958 needles?? and the Hooks are SYS 504,475 and 547??
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ellellbee

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If anyone could, I would think Jon Helig of Jack's Needles, Shuttles & Bobbins would. He is a supplier to many of us and really knows his stuff. He may be willing to buy them from you if you are wanting to sell them. I wouldn't be surprised if he would just ID them for you though. 

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Jon has a great rep and is good to deal with. Excellent knowledge and decent prices. The VSM world needs more suppliers like him.  

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Jon has identified several needles for me instantly. He's really fantastic.
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Cari-in-Oly

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I wonder if the hooks go to a Merrow crochet machine?

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jimi

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HI, Thanks for the replies, yes found out that the sys 1958 is for a merrow from your friend, but no info about the others?? I done more investigating and the sys 475,504 are more than likely for a needle threading machine. The big hand embroidery machines with the pantograph on the left side used rows of needles top and bottom, I also have about 3000 of them which have the eye in the middle. And they could do about 250-400 stitches, then the needles had to be threaded again, the fadelmachine was invented which was the needle threading machine (before, children had to thread them 6-8 hrs a day! and go to school.) which grabs the needle and the hook passes through the eye catching the thread and then stabs it into a batten of wood ready to get put on the machine. You can see this at 0.16 and 3.12 in the video. This is in Switzerland where they did a lot of embroidery work.

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Cool textile museum videos.  Loved the old embroidery machine!
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