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Bobbin Driver - Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia

Bobbin Driver - Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia

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8/29/13Bobbin driver - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaen.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobbin_driver1/2
Bobbin driver
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Throughout history, lockstitch sewing machines have used a variety of methods to drive their bobbins so as to create the lockstitch.
NamesInventedDescription Picture Notes Transverseshuttle
Longitudinalshuttle1846 by Elias Howe
Transverse shuttles carry the bob bin in a boat-shapedshuttle, and reciprocate the shuttle along a straighthorizontal shaft. The design was popularized in Singer's'New Family' machine.
The design became obsoleteonce the other bo bbin driver designs were developed.
Shuttle from a
bobbin driver 
Sometimesincorrectlycalled an"oscillatingshuttle".
1850 by AllenB. Wilson
Figure 2 from Wilson's patent7776, showing vibating shuttle
Vibrating shuttle machines carry their bo bbin in a bullet- shaped shuttle, and reciprocate their shuttle through ashort arc. The design was popularized in the WhiteSewing Machine Company's 'White Sewing Machine'and Singer's 27-series machines.
Now obsolete.
Shuttle from a
vibrating shuttle
 bobbin driver 
 Mainarticle:Vibrating  shuttle
Rotatinghook Rotary looptaker 
Revolvinghook 1851 by Allen B. Wilson
Figures from Wilson's patent9041, showing rotary hook and bobbin
Rotary hook machines hold their bobbin stationary, andcontinuously rotate the thread hook around it. Thedesign was popularized in the White Sewing MachineCompany's 'Family Rotary' sewing machine
andSinger's models 95 and 115.
Hook from a
rotary hook 
 bobbin driver 
 Mainarticle: Rotaryhook 
1877 by Lebbeus B. Miller andPhillip Diehl
Figure 10 from Miller/Diehl patent208838, showing oscillatingshuttle
Oscillating shuttle machines mount their bobbin on thehook, and reciprocate the hook through a short arc. Thedesign was popularized in Singer's models 15 'ImprovedFamily' and 31.
Shuttle and bobbin from an
oscillating shuttle

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