5 November 2007

Mystery shuttle

A lady recently contacted me about the shuttle below. She'd be very grateful if anybody knows anything about it. Here's part of her messages to me. If you do know anything, could you contact me and I'll pass messages back to her? I can be reached via my web site (janeeborall.com).

My father gave me this shuttle and I would love to find out more about it. If you could just point me in the right direction that would be great. It says PATD. 1915. It is a great shuttle and tats great. I would love some information about it. The bobbin appears to come out. however, I have not removed it. The shuttle is not very flexible and I don't want to take the chance of damaging it. There is also a hole in the center of the bobbin to tie the thread. It appears to be made of French Ivory or Cellulose Acetate.


Tattycat said...

Wow, how lovely and interesting. I wish I did know something about it!

Sherry aka Celtic Dream Weaver said...

Hi Jane,
If I am correct...I believe both ends of this shuttle are NOT open. I believe the hole you see in the middle of the blade is where you put a crank to wind the bobbins. I also believe there is some information about this shuttle in American Shuttle collection. I think I have seen this shuttle sold on ebay...and I have yet to see it sold with the crank too.

Marty said...

I don't know anything about it either, but it certainly is unusual!

Jullie Teo said...

Mmm Jane, surely is a unique shuttle...

Hey, where can i get nice painted vintage shuttle?

Unknown said...

Wow, can you believe I found a post from this far back? Today is 10/18/08!! LOL! I just love my Google Reader. I put "tatting shuttle" in the search field and this is one of the many many blog posts that came up!
That is a very cool shuttle!

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