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Original cast bobbins for 66s and 201s


Original cast bobbins for 66s and 201s
« on: July 15, 2020, 23:21:51 PM »
I have been told that the cast ( heavier ) bobbins made by Singer, due to their extra weight  work better than after market ones.
I have tried both and do not see a difference.
What is your view on this please?
The cast bobbins are heavier and tooling lines can be seen on the two faces.
I have been made aware that certain Chinese Cheapies do not fit because the hole is not large enough?
I am sure this can easily be remedied tbough.
Question is....
Do they work okay?


Re: Original cast bobbins for 66s and 201s
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2020, 23:32:30 PM »
I have some from the 1800s to now and use them in all sorts of machines from treadles to electrics, plastic, cardboard and metal.  Doesn't matter if it's a 66, 15 or L(or M, can't remember which one it takes).  I have an industrial shuttle bobbin and one from the era and a handful I have machined. 

I have found that some work better then others regardless of age, material or country of origin and some won't work well in one machine, but work fine in another.

If they don't work well, I toss them in a jar and go on.  They aren't so expensive I can't replace them.