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Re: [Tatting Round The World] Bought a nice shuttle today

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  • Donna Kelly
    Dear Lynn, I have celluloid shuttles for sale. E-mail me if interested. They are ivory and black in color from World War II. Donna ... From: Lynn
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 7, 2005
      Dear Lynn, I have celluloid shuttles for sale. E-mail me if interested.
      They are ivory and black in color from World War II. Donna
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Lynn Carpenter" <alwen@...>
      To: <tattingroundtheworld@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Sunday, June 26, 2005 2:35 PM
      Subject: [Tatting Round The World] Bought a nice shuttle today


      > I went to a local weekend antique fair -- boy, it was hot!
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      > And I only found a couple of shuttles, many of them disappointing. A
      > Detach-A-Spool with no spool, a celluloid one with a big bite out of one
      side.
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      > Then I found a Boye metal shuttle with the hook cut off and the end buffed
      > smooth. I had to pick it up, and then the woman in the booth wanted to
      see
      > how it worked, so I made a quick little ring on it for her. She showed me
      > two she had with no hooks: one celluloid, and one marked "ivory" that I
      > believe is probably bone. The celluloid one was sprung at both ends, but
      > the bone one was nice, and when she offered to take 5 USD off, I bought
      it!
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      > Now it is sitting with a bit of oil on it to get the price tag sticky off.
      :)
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      > Lynn Carpenter in SW Michigan, USA
      > alwen at i2k dot com
      > Make that hot, thunderstorm-y SW Michigan!
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