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The eclipse magnet

Roger

The eclipse magnet
« on: January 26, 2018, 20:10:34 PM »
I found in a box of bits this funny little magnet... it’s slightly more than 1/2 and inside a matched aluminium shell... I suspect there’s a devious way to use it... but I can’t figure it out... but I do love the retro charm!
A bit of a vintage sewing machine nut! Singers: 500a, 401g, 48k Elnas: lotus SP & grasshopper, Bernina 530-2 F+R 504, Pfaff 30, Cresta T-132

Marniesews

Re: The eclipse magnet
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2018, 22:49:43 PM »
The Eclipse Tool catalogue shows an E871 (cat no. on your photo shows 871 without the prefix) so I wonder if that gives a clue. The straight edge at the bottom of yours looks rather rough too so I'm wondering if it's been altered in some way?
Aka Jacky F in a former life...

Roger

Re: The eclipse magnet
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2018, 21:20:24 PM »
I had a look on the eclipse site I think the numbers relate to the magnet size.

I wondered if it was called an eclipse because of the rotating cover exposing/covering the magnet eclipse style...

Strange item...
A bit of a vintage sewing machine nut! Singers: 500a, 401g, 48k Elnas: lotus SP & grasshopper, Bernina 530-2 F+R 504, Pfaff 30, Cresta T-132

Marniesews

Re: The eclipse magnet
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2018, 01:17:34 AM »
I wondered if it was called an eclipse because of the rotating cover exposing/covering the magnet eclipse style...
Nice idea but it's the manufacturer's old logo.
Aka Jacky F in a former life...

Roger

Re: The eclipse magnet
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2018, 08:02:43 AM »
Spot on! You must have laser eyes to get so much off my pics :)

I’ll have to drop them a line... see if they have any ideas :)
A bit of a vintage sewing machine nut! Singers: 500a, 401g, 48k Elnas: lotus SP & grasshopper, Bernina 530-2 F+R 504, Pfaff 30, Cresta T-132