Sewing Machine Research
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Aids to Shuttle Identification
(special thanks to Dorothy Brumleve for donating these pages)

The pages scanned below are taken from the following sources:

C.B. Barker & Co. Limited (New York: C.B. Barker & Co., 1917)

Master Catalog: Sewing Machine Parts and Supplies for All Makes of Machines (Rockford IL: Free Sewing Machine Company, 1945)

The pages may be useful in identifying shuttles which have become separated from their machines. The pictures in the books are drawn exactly to scale -- the same size as the actual shuttle and bobbin depicted. However, the size may appear different from the original on your screen or printer due to the digitizing process or resolution. When exact size is important, please refer to the ruler which was scanned at the same time as the page.

Please click on the page link to view it: