The third type of shuttle found with our Singer 12 Serial No.8772477, this is an enclosed boat shuttle with a hinged lid and the bobbin can be inserted though the top or the end of the shuttle. May belong to another make of machine or may be generic - certainly alot more complicated.
It has Gesetzlich G.N. geschültzt stamped beneath the lid.
These shuttles have D R G M stamped onto the tension plate.Which means patented in Germany. As can be seen from the pictures these shuttles are very similar to Frister and Rossmann shuttles and one was found in a Frister machine, the others we have are from German imports.
The front of this shuttle had the tension plate missing and so we have only included a rear view which shows a lozenge shaped bar rather that a thin bar as found on Frister shuttles, this one came from a machine of unknown german origin.
This was found in our oldest Jones Hand machine, still threaded. It has an arm inside the shuttle which hold the bobbin in place. Amazingly we found a second shuttle of this type with a Singer 12 machine but alas it is missing its tension plate.
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L.O. Dietrich (Vesta)