Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-06-2009, 04:35 PM   #11
sandy57th
Knitting the Flap
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 319
Thanks: 0
Thanked 77 Times in 63 Posts
So now the question is, why did they stop making them? Didn't sell? Didn't work? Cougar1, give them a try and tell us what you think! By the way, it's hard to tell from the photo because it doesn't show clothing or hair style, but they must have been manufactured before 1963 because there's no zip code for the address, and zips came into use in that year.
sandy57th is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 09-06-2009, 06:29 PM   #12
linknit41
1st Leg of the Journey
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 241
Thanks: 77
Thanked 65 Times in 63 Posts
bobbins
Originally Posted by Cougar1 View Post
I found my answer...I found a name along the white edge and looked it up...check this out...
wow, those are really neat. Seems it would make intarsia easier, or at least not as tangled. would be interesting if some manufacturer would make them again. linknit41
linknit41 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2009, 07:43 PM   #13
Cougar1
Ribbing the Cuff
 
Cougar1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 81
Thanks: 0
Thanked 24 Times in 17 Posts
bobbins
I went back to where I found that picture and the lady says she found that ad in a 1962 McCalls magazine.
Cougar1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2009, 08:26 PM   #14
sandy57th
Knitting the Flap
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 319
Thanks: 0
Thanked 77 Times in 63 Posts
Just under the wire:-).
sandy57th is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2009, 09:13 PM   #15
MerigoldinWA
Grafting the Toe
 
MerigoldinWA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 5,143
Thanks: 1,177
Thanked 1,834 Times in 1,737 Posts
My DH saw this and reported to me that he had been wrong about the the fly tying bobbins. Maybe the pink on the one should have tipped us off they they were something for women, although I suppose women tie flies. LOL They do look pretty much the same though as the one cacunn showed.

They sound good but I'll bet they didn't work all that well or we'd still have them around.
__________________
MerigoldinWA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2009, 09:33 PM   #16
cacunn
Instepping Out
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: state of total confusion
Posts: 1,866
Thanks: 1,298
Thanked 1,103 Times in 826 Posts
I wonder id the "inventor" was a fly tier or knew a fly tier? Fly tying bobbins have been around for quite a few years.
__________________

cacunn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
things otn Ayla What'cha Knittin'? 2 12-23-2007 02:08 PM
Things Ayla Buy/Sell/Swap 2 12-17-2007 10:01 AM
3 things done! Ginnyb What'cha Knittin'? 17 12-14-2007 07:50 PM
A Few New Things saracidaltendencies What'cha Knittin'? 9 07-16-2007 10:53 PM
A few new things.... horve1 What'cha Knittin'? 18 04-23-2006 01:18 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:13 PM.