Bobbins and Shuttles

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I keep modern, good-quality TESTED metal bobbins for 66k, 99k, 201k, 15k Singers (see below) and I try to have at least some bobbins and shuttles for older and more obscure machines. I prefer not to supply the latter for machines that are not being used - if you just want to put it on the shelf and admire it, please do not order "extras"..
If you have a working shuttle, look after it, please..
If you have a particular need, please be precise - machine model number, length and width of bobbins, type of shuttle etc..
I also have shuttle adjustment keys, bobbin cases, and hooks....
Page updated and whacked with a very small stick, January 5th 2014

Bobbin Cases, Shuttle Carriers, Races and Hooks

Have been moved to HERE

Round Bobbins

NOTE:- Anything you find elsewhere labelled Universal is better describes as Useless.
As with hats, One Size Does Not Fit All...

15 Class Bobbins

Singer 15 class bobbins
BB020 New Singer 15 class bobbins - fit 15 type Singer, Bernina, some industrial Singers (31 class), Pfaffs with latched bobbin cases and many other machines. If your machine has a removable bobbin case like this

these are almost certainly the ones...
Older machines are designed to work with metal bobbins, please use them..
£2 for 5
Buy 15 and get another 1 free

BB021 Original / Vintage bobbins in good condition, for the same machines. These are in very limited supply
Solid or with holes; £1 each

BB021a and c Singer 15 class Blackside; £2.50 (1 (a) with holes, 2 (c) without)

BB069 Scruffy (usable, may need cleaning) used modern metal 15 class bobbins; £1 for 3

BB120 Plastic 15 class, for modern machines which like them; £1 for 4

66 Class Bobbins

Please note that my new metal bobbins of this type have been tested and are suitable for all 66/99/201/185 etc. machines. Some of the other modern bobbins you can get now have a smaller hole and do not fit on the winder spindle..
Older machines are designed to work with metal bobbins, please use them..

Singer 66/99 type bobbins
BB018 New Singer 66/99 type bobbins. Also for 201, 185 and other machines. If your machine has a drop-in bobbin this is probably it..
£2 for 5
Buy 15 and get another 1 free

BB068 Solid (cast) vintage bobbins in good condition, for the same machines. Solid sides; £1.50 each (2)

BB066 (left) and BB066a (right) Later type (usable, may need cleaning) Vintage and Used modern 66k metal bobbins, with and without holes as shown; £1 each

BB019 Plastic (when I have them, and if you must - you can still buy these almost anywhere) £1 for 4

Other Round Bobbins

I can get most types of industrial bobbins, but I need a precise model number for your machine (and its age, if you can) and they will have to be ordered. Try your local man first...

Number in brackets is the total I have, if no number, probably repeatable. Measurements only for the oddments, Width x depth + hole size; inches then mm..

BB107 Industrial flat-sided, also fit several sorts of Singers; £1

BB065 Elna type; £1 each (2)

BB119 Singer 29k Boot patcher; £2.50 each (10)

BB034: 0.95 x 0.33 + 0.27; 24.25 x 8.6 + 6.9mm; £1 each (3)
I'm told these are "high-capacity" from a Brother Industrial

BB111a Bernina "BB" or "B"; £1.50 each (sorry, out of stock)

BB111 Bernina gridded; £1.50 each (24)

BB111c Bernina Plain; £1 each

BB124 chamfered hole: 0.8 x 0.36in + 0.24in; 20.5 x 9.3 + 6mm; £1 each (2)

BB125 Gamill long-arm; £2.75 (1)

BB121 Singer Touch-and-sew wind in place (unscrew type); £1.50 (8)

BB052 Singer Concerto wind in place (metal centre type); £1.50 each (7)

BB086 Pfaff 96/97; £1 each (11)

BB149 Singer Featherweight, also for Singer 301 and Bernina 840, new; £1.75 each (50)
Also, BB149a, not shown, one older solid one; £2.50

BB038: 0.74 x 0.37 + 0.21in; 19 x 9.4 + 5.4mm; £1 (1)

BB037: 0.86 x 0.42 + 0.23in; 22 x 11 +5.9mm; £1 (2)

BB067: 0.79 x 0.36 + 0.17in; 20.2 x 9.14 + 4.3mm; £1 each (2)

BB036: Early Singer Improved Family; 0.79 x 0.35 + 0.23 in; 20 x 9 + 5.7mm; £3 each (2)

BB035: 0.8 x 0.56 + 0.23in; 20.5 x 14.25 + 5.9mm; £1 (1)

BB179 Industrial, slotted, flat; £1 each (4)

BB021b as Singer 15 class, possibly Frister and Rossmann; one hole; £1 each (9)

BB133 Singer 319 type; £2.25 each, 5 for £10 (28)

BB134 Like big Featherweight bobbin, 25 x 7.8 +6, 0.98 x 0.3 + 0.23; £2.50 (2)

BB135 Industrial?,20.5 x 9.3 + 6, 0.8 x 0.36 + 0.24; £1 (2)

BB165 Willcox and Gibbs industrial; £1.50 (28)

BB140 This is not a bobbin, but replaces the bobbin case to make a New Home rotary machine into a Chain stitcher; £10

BB178 Industrial, slotted, with slight bevel; £1 each (5)

Shuttles and Bobbins

All Vintage, by definition. Nothing in this section is new, but all are usable as far as I can tell. Some (quite a lot) of the shuttles are unidentified - if you can help, please do.. I have rephotographed pretty much everything, almost all in 3 directions.. Dimensions on request
All the examples apart from the Singer shuttles are What You Get

Sorry, no more than 2 long bobbins per customer unless they are listed as a batch, and PLEASE do not order for machines not being used regularly
I NEVER supply "spare" shuttles - if you insist on using a shuttle machine regularly you need to look after its bits, please.. They don't make these any more..
And if you display machines, PLEASE take the shuttles out and keep them safely - nothing seems to get stolen like these particular, irreplaceable, damnit-not-useful-to-the-thief parts..

Bullet Shuttles

Usually from machines where the bobbin moves from back to front, and called VS (Vibrating Shuttle) or OS (Oscillating Shuttle) machines
Bobbin goes in the end..
Singer bullet shuttle and bobbin
BB009 Singer "notched" (earlier type) shuttle and bobbin 8301; £12.50
(B009a Shuttle with no bobbin £10)
These fit the simpler shuttle carriers without a lifter, so mostly 28 and 27 class machines

BB078 Singer later "no notch" type 54504; £12.50
(BB078a Shuttle with no bobbin £10)
For the later type shuttle carriers with a lifter button, so 128 and 127 class machines.
Shown in 3 orientations..

BB080 marked 8326 with 1 bobbin; £12
Works in a Frister and Rossmann VS

BB082 UI, no bobbin; £10

BB079 UI, fits FR VS, no bobbin; £8

BB081 UI, with bobbin; £12
Works in a Frister and Rossmann VS

BB123 UI, with bobbin; £12
Works in a Frister and Rossmann VS

BB147 Mundlos with 2 bobbins; £15

BB152 Frister and Rossmann VS with bobbin; £15

BB167 UI with one bobbin (not shown); £15

BB171 Possibly Pfaff, with 1 interesting bobbin; £20

Boat Shuttles

Mostly (but not always) from Transverse Shuttle machines, where the bobbin goes from side to side behind the needle
Bobbin (these all have one) goes in the side..

BB089 German TS machine with ship decal; £15

BB076 Possibly Vesta; £12.50

BB115 Possibly Vesta, fits Singer 12; £20

BB150 UI, with one bobbin, four holes; £12

BB172 Harris 2H TS (very like a Vesta) with two bobbins; £20

Odd Long Bobbins

Number in brackets means I have more than one, otherwise these are all singles.
No more than 2 per customer...
I am now so short of long bobbins that I am not supplying any if you already have more than one.. Sorry..

BB010 Singer standard (usually in stock); £2.50 each

BB050 Jones CS; £3.50 (very few left - please ask to go on the Wants list. BB093a and BB093b are passable for these)

BB093a Frister and Rossman: 33.6 x 9.25mm: 1.322 x 0.36in; £2.50 each

BB093b As a, ish; £2.50 each

BB183 No holes, 38 x 9.72mm; 1.497 x 0.384ins; £2.50 (1)

BB184 1 notch, 35.5 x 7.5mm; 1.397 x 0.29 ins

BB040: 32.6 x 10.7mm; 1.28 x 0.42in; £2.50

BB043: 33.1 x 7.1mm; 1.3 x 0.28in; £2.50

BB044 Marked Griffiths patent: 27.65 x 8.5mm; 1.08 x 0.33in; £2.50

BB137 Frister and Rossmann, many holes; £3.50

BB146 Vesta, 12k, one hole: 35.2 x 7.3, 1.38 x 0.28; £3

BB154 One hole, one flat end: 33.67 x 9.2, 1.326 x 0.36; £2.50 (2)

BB155 Long pips, 2 notches: 38 x 8,1.5 x 0.31; £2.50 (2)

BB157 No holes: 38 x 9.1 1.5 x 0.38; £3 (2)

BB158 Two holes: 31.9 x 8.85, 1.25 x 0.34; £2.50

BB159: 34.9 x 7.65, 1.37 x 0.3; £2.50

BB161 One long pip: 33.8 x 9.3 1.33 x 0.36; £2.50

BB160 Two holes, possibly Bradbury: 33.8 x 9, 1.33 x 0.35; £3 (2)

BB164 No holes: 38 x 9.7, 1.5 x 0.38; £3

BB041 Possibly Shakespear: 25.07 x 7.46mm, 0.98 x 0.29in; £2.50

BB098 One hole: 33.87 x 8.43 1.33 x 0.33; £2.50


To keep your bobbins and shuttles in good order..

BB048 Singer shuttle adjusting key £3.50
Note that the smallest screwdrivers on This Page will do the job very well

BB025 Naumann bobbin box; £10

BB070 Spulen Kastchen (Bobbin Tin) for long bobbins; £10

BB132 Two Boye shuttle tubes; marked 11S and 17B, empty; £2 each

Bobbin Cases, Shuttle Carriers, Races and Hooks

Have been moved to HERE
My address is:-
Helen Howes, 4, The Raveningham Centre, Beccles Road, Raveningham, Norfolk, NR14 6NU. United Kingdom
01508 548137
I'm open 11 till 5 every day except Wednesdays and Thursdays