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Photo 3 - Dimensions of Singer 12 Notched Bobbin.jpg 
Drawing courtesy of John Hallis.

Goal:  I want to buy 2-6 notched bobbins for my 1884 and 1886 Singer 12s.  Send me a PM if you have any ideas.  I'm attending River Rat TOGA in September and hope to find at least 2.

Photo 1 - Singer 12 Notched Bobbin.jpg  Photo courtesy of John Hallis

Notched Bobbin for Singer 12, c 1886.jpg 
Notched Bobbin for Singer 12.  Photo courtesy of my friend Donna Kohler, The Treadle Lady.

Singer 12 c1884 notched bobbin winder.jpg 
Photo of my 1884 Singer 12 Bobbin Winder. 

Thank you for your help.


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Thanks for the dimensions for the notched Singer bobbins, but there is still a dimension missing - we need the measurements for the notch. Otherwise, you might get a bobbin with a notch too small. We could eyeball the notch on the photos, but dimensions would be better. 

-Bruce

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Yes, what Bruce said. I have a couple that have a round "notch", but I'm not so sure they are for the same winder.

Although, couldn't a notch be filed in some repro bobbins? Seems like it would be easier.

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here you go..............
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Thank you John for the info on the slot dimension for the notched bobbin.  
 

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I am a newbie to restoration and maintenance   Learning about these transverse shuttle machines is a big leap for me. 

While I'm an experienced sewist . . . I get stuck and overwhelmed when it comes to getting mechanical parts to work properly. 

There is nothing better than VSF friends.  If you hear footsteps right behind you, don't be afraid, its just me wanting to ask more questions.  Please know, your time isn't wasted teaching me.  I pay it forward--teaching others how to sew.  There is no need to let our wonderful hobby and history fade.  

I'm a member of VSF for less than two years.  Many of the machines I dragged home are working now, only because of you took time to teach me and answer my questions.  I would have never figured out these machine issues on my own.  Thank you, thank you, thank you. 

I love to sew.  I sew almost everyday.  For me, there's always a new sewing project, another show, demonstrating the old machines and inviting people to sit down and try a hand crank machine.  Kids especially are great crankers!    

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This video was helpful to me, showing how to wind a bobbin on my Singer 12.  My 1884 model year doesn't have the tall thread guide finger as shown in this video, but the rest of the bobbin winder assembly is the same as mine.   


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