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The Boye Sewing Machine Needle, Shuttle and Bobbin Sizing Chart

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Boye® Brand Needle, Shuttle and Bobbin display. 

 

The Boye® Brand Needle Size Chart

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1906 Boye Needle Chart as listed on the Boye Countertop Sales Display

The Original Chart

Boye Needles underwent a few changes over the years and the most dramatic change was the reassignment of size designation for needles, shuttles & bobbins.  If you haven't been able to size your machine, my recommendation is to try the original chart sizing.

If sizes on LEFT don't work, use sizes on RIGHT

1925 and later Boye Needle Chart as listed on the Boye Countertop Sales Display from 1925 on
Shuttle & Bobbin Size Needle Size

Sewing Machine Brand and Model

Shuttle & Bobbin Size Needle Size

  

10

use 12 if rotary

AMERICAN NEW

  

4
5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 ACME

  13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

3 4

use 14 if rotary

ADVANCE  9

10

use 6 if rotary

3 4

use 14 if rotary

AJAX 9

10

use 6 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 ALAMO

13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

    ALDER   4
3 4

use 14 if rotary

ALLIANCE 9

10

use 6 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 ALTA

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 ALVA

13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

  26 AMERICAN NO. 7   26
9

10

use 12 if rotary

AMERICAN UNION 3 4

22

if too long use shuttle 5

6 ARLINGTON

  22

if too long use shuttle 13

14

use 21 if rotary 

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1906 Boye Needle Chart as listed on the Boye Countertop Sales Display

The Original Chart

Boye Needles underwent a few changes over the years and the most dramatic change was the reassignment of size designation for needles, shuttles & bobbins.  If you haven't been able to size your machine, my recommendation is to try the original chart sizing.

If sizes on LEFT don't work, use sizes on RIGHT

1925 and later Boye Needle Chart as listed on the Boye Countertop Sales Display from 1925 on
Shuttle & Bobbin Size Shuttle & Bobbin Size

Sewing Machine Brand and Model

Shuttle & Bobbin Size Needle Size
5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 BELOX

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 BANNER

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 BARTLETT

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

22

if too long use shuttle 5

6 BELVIDERE

  22

if too long use shuttle 13

14

use 21 if rotary

3 4

use 14 if rotary

BEN HUR 9

10

use 6 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 BLADE

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 BLUE RIBBON

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

3 4

use 14 if rotary

BOSTON 9

10

use 6 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 BROSIUS

13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

    BRUNSWICK

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

15 16

use 12 if rotary

BUCKEYE 11

12

use 16 if rotary

3 4

use 14 if rotary

BURDICK 9

10

use 6 if rotary

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1906 Boye Needle Chart as listed on the Boye Countertop Sales Display

The Original Chart

Boye Needles underwent a few changes over the years and the most dramatic change was the reassignment of size designation for needles, shuttles & bobbins.  If you haven't been able to size your machine, my recommendation is to try the original chart sizing.

If sizes on RIGHT don't work, use sizes on LEFT

1925 and later Boye Needle Chart as listed on the Boye Countertop Sales Display from 1925 on
Shuttle & Bobbin Size Needle Size

Sewing Machine Brand and Model

Shuttle & Bobbin Size Needle Size
9

10

use 12 if rotary

CLIMAX 3

4

use 16 if rotary

3 4

use 14 if rotary

C. & C. 9

10

use 6 if rotary

3 4

use 14 if rotary

CENTURY NEW 9

10

use 6 if rotary

22

if too long use shuttle 5

6 COLUMBIA

  22

if too long use shuttle 13

14

use 21 if rotary

25 16

use 12 if rotary

COLUMBUS 25

14

use 21 if rotary

3 4

use 14 if rotary

CONOVER 9

10

use 6 if rotary

1 2 CONQUEST 7 8
5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 CONTINENTAL

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

    COSMO 3

4

use 16 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 COTTAGE

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 COURIER JOURNAL

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 CRESCENT

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

25 16

use 12 if rotary

CROWN 25

12

use 16 if rotary

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1906 Boye Needle Chart as listed on the Boye Countertop Sales Display

The Original Chart

Boye Needles underwent a few changes over the years and the most dramatic change was the reassignment of size designation for needles, shuttles & bobbins.  If you haven't been able to size your machine, my recommendation is to try the original chart sizing.

If sizes on LEFT don't work, use sizes on RIGHT

1925 and later Boye Needle Chart as listed on the Boye Countertop Sales Display from 1925 on
Shuttle & Bobbin Size Needle Size

Sewing Machine Brand and Model

Shuttle & Bobbin Size Needle Size
3 4

use 14 if rotary

DAVIS NEW 9

10

use 6 if rotary

 

14

use 21 if rotary

DAVIS ROTARY   6
  20 DAVIS - OLD STYLE   20
    DAMASCUS GRAND ROTARY   21
    DAMASCUS GRAND VIBRATOR

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

3 4

use 14 if rotary

DATONIA 9

10

use 6 if rotary

3 4

use 14 if rotary

DAYTON 9

10

use 6 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 DECORAH  POSTEN

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

25 16

use 12 if rotary

DEFENDER 25

12

use 16 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 DEFIANCE

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

17 2 DEMOREST 17 8
5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 DIXON

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

1 2 DOMESTIC 7 8
    DOMESTIC - ROTARY   16
    DOMESTIC SINGER STYLE 15 16
5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 DUPLEX

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

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1906 Boye Needle Chart as listed on the Boye Countertop Sales Display

The Original Chart

Boye Needles underwent a few changes over the years and the most dramatic change was the reassignment of size designation for needles, shuttles & bobbins.  If you haven't been able to size your machine, my recommendation is to try the original chart sizing.

If sizes on LEFT don't work, use sizes on RIGHT

1925 and later Boye Needle Chart as listed on the Boye Countertop Sales Display from 1925 on
Shuttle & Bobbin Size Needle Size

Sewing Machine Brand and Model

Shuttle & Bobbin Size Needle Size
    ELDREDGE - B - C - D

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

22

if too long use shuttle 5

6 ELDREDGE  B    
  21 ELDREDGE ROTARY    
    ELDREDGE ROTARY LATEST   21
5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 ECLIPSE

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 ECONOMY

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

    ECONOMY ROTARY   6
5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 EDGEMERE

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 ELECTRIC

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

    ELGIN ROTARY  
    ELGIN VIBRATOR 15 16
5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 ELMO

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

    ELMORE

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

16
    ELNA   16
    EMBLEM 3

4

use 16 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 EMPIRE

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

22

if too long use shuttle 5

6 EMPRESS

  22

if too long use shuttle 13

14

use 21 if rotary

25 16

use 12 if rotary

ENVOY 25 12
5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 EXCELSIOR

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 EXPERT

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

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1906 Boye Needle Chart as listed on the Boye Countertop Sales Display

The Original Chart

Boye Needles underwent a few changes over the years and the most dramatic change was the reassignment of size designation for needles, shuttles & bobbins.  If you haven't been able to size your machine, my recommendation is to try the original chart sizing.

If sizes on LEFT don't work, use sizes on RIGHT

1925 and later Boye Needle Chart as listed on the Boye Countertop Sales Display from 1925 on
Shuttle & Bobbin Size Needle Size

Sewing Machine Brand and Model

Shuttle & Bobbin Size Needle Size
11

12

use 16 if rotary

FREE 15 16
    FREE  ROTARY  
    FREE  WESTINGHOUSE  ROTARY  
9

10

use 12 if rotary

FALCON 3

4

use 16 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 FAMILY FRIEND

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 FAMILY  PRIDE

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 FAMOUS

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

3 4

use 14 if rotary

FASHION 9

10

use 6 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 FAULTLESS

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

9

10

use 12 if rotary

FAVORITE 3

4

use 16 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 FIELD

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 FIRESIDE

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

25 16 FLORENCE  NEW 25

12

use 16 if rotary

    FRANKLIN 15 16

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1906 Boye Needle Chart as listed on the Boye Countertop Sales Display

The Original Chart

Boye Needles underwent a few changes over the years and the most dramatic change was the reassignment of size designation for needles, shuttles & bobbins.  If you haven't been able to size your machine, my recommendation is to try the original chart sizing.

If sizes on LEFT don't work, use sizes on RIGHT

1925 and later Boye Needle Chart as listed on the Boye Countertop Sales Display from 1925 on
Shuttle & Bobbin Size Needle Size

Sewing Machine Brand and Model

Shuttle & Bobbin Size Needle Size
    GENERAL ELECTRIC  
3 4

use 14 if rotary

GOLD HIBBARD 9

10

use 6 if rotary

15 16

use 12 if rotary

GOLDEN STAR 11

12

use 16 if rotary

25 16 GOLD MEDAL 25

12

use 16 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 GOODRICH

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

    GRAIN (over lock loop, England)   6
5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 GRAND

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

    GRANT 9 6
3 4

use 14 if rotary

GRANGER    
    GRAY BAR  ROTARY  
    GRAY BAR  VIBRATOR

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 GRIFFEN    

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1906 Boye Needle Chart as listed on the Boye Countertop Sales Display

The Original Chart

Boye Needles underwent a few changes over the years and the most dramatic change was the reassignment of size designation for needles, shuttles & bobbins.  If you haven't been able to size your machine, my recommendation is to try the original chart sizing.

If sizes on LEFT don't work, use sizes on RIGHT

1925 and later Boye Needle Chart as listed on the Boye Countertop Sales Display from 1925 on
Shuttle & Bobbin Size Needle Size

Sewing Machine Brand and Model

Shuttle & Bobbin Size Needle Size
7 8 HOUSEHOLD 1 2
5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 HACKETT

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 HAPPY HOME

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 HELPING HAND

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

  2 HELPMATE   8
5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 HERALD

13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

3 4

use 14 if rotary

HIBBARD 9

10

use 6 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 HOME COMFORT

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

22

if too long use shuttle 5

6 HOME AND FARM

  22

if too long use shuttle 13

14

use 21 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 HOMESTEAD

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

3 4

use 14 if rotary

HONEYMOON 9

10

use 6 if rotary

3 4

use 14 if rotary

HOWARD 9

10

use 6 if rotary

  18 HOWE G   18
9

10

use 12 if rotary

HUDSON 3

4

use 16 if rotary

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1906 Boye Needle Chart as listed on the Boye Countertop Sales Display

The Original Chart

Boye Needles underwent a few changes over the years and the most dramatic change was the reassignment of size designation for needles, shuttles & bobbins.  If you haven't been able to size your machine, my recommendation is to try the original chart sizing.

If sizes on LEFT don't work, use sizes on RIGHT

1925 and later Boye Needle Chart as listed on the Boye Countertop Sales Display from 1925 on
Shuttle & Bobbin Size Needle Size

Sewing Machine Brand and Model

Shuttle & Bobbin Size Needle Size
5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 IMPERIAL

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

22

if too long use shuttle 5

6 IDALIA

  22

if too long use shuttle 13

14

use 21 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 IDEAL

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 IOWA

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

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1906 Boye Needle Chart as listed on the Boye Countertop Sales Display

The Original Chart

Boye Needles underwent a few changes over the years and the most dramatic change was the reassignment of size designation for needles, shuttles & bobbins.  If you haven't been able to size your machine, my recommendation is to try the original chart sizing.

If sizes on LEFT don't work, use sizes on RIGHT

1925 and later Boye Needle Chart as listed on the Boye Countertop Sales Display from 1925 on
Shuttle & Bobbin Size Needle Size

Sewing Machine Brand and Model

Shuttle & Bobbin Size Needle Size
  8 JENNIE JUNE   2
5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 JEWEL

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

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1906 Boye Needle Chart as listed on the Boye Countertop Sales Display

The Original Chart

Boye Needles underwent a few changes over the years and the most dramatic change was the reassignment of size designation for needles, shuttles & bobbins.  If you haven't been able to size your machine, my recommendation is to try the original chart sizing.

If sizes on LEFT don't work, use sizes on RIGHT

1925 and later Boye Needle Chart as listed on the Boye Countertop Sales Display from 1925 on
Shuttle & Bobbin Size Needle Size

Sewing Machine Brand and Model

Shuttle & Bobbin Size Needle Size
KENMORE  ROTARY   16
KENMORE    ROTARY  No. 49

13

14

use 21 if rotary

KENSINGTON 5 6
5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 KENWOOD

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 KEYSTONE

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 KING

13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 LEADER

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

13

14

use 21 if rotary

LAKESIDE 5 6
    LESSING

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

16
3 4

use 14 if rotary

LEXINGTON 9

10

use 6 if rotary

3 4

use 14 if rotary

LIBERTY 9

10

use 6 if rotary

3 4

use 14 if rotary

LOVE 9

10

use 6 if rotary

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1906 Boye Needle Chart as listed on the Boye Countertop Sales Display

The Original Chart

Boye Needles underwent a few changes over the years and the most dramatic change was the reassignment of size designation for needles, shuttles & bobbins.  If you haven't been able to size your machine, my recommendation is to try the original chart sizing.

If sizes on LEFT don't work, use sizes on RIGHT

1925 and later Boye Needle Chart as listed on the Boye Countertop Sales Display from 1925 on
Shuttle & Bobbin Size Needle Size

Sewing Machine Brand and Model

Shuttle & Bobbin Size Needle Size
5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 MINNEAPOLIS

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

22

if too long use shuttle 5

6 MAJESTIC

  22

if too long use shuttle 13

14

use 21 if rotary

3 4

use 14 if rotary

MARCY SPECIAL 9

10

use 6 if rotary

7 8 MARGUERITE 1 2
5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 MARVEL

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

9

10

use 12 if rotary

MASCOT 3

4

use 16 if rotary

25 16

use 12 if rotary

MASONIA 25

12

use 16 if rotary

22

if too long use shuttle 5

6 MATCHLESS

  22

if too long use shuttle 13

14

use 21 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 MAYWOOD

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 MILWAUKEE

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

3 4

use 14 if rotary

MINNESOTA 9

10

use 6 if rotary

    MINNESOTA  B. C. D. F. S. 9

10

use 6 if rotary

    MINNESOTA  G. H. A. X.

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

16
    MINNESOTA NO. 1

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

    MINNESOTA  K. L. 9 6
5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 MONARCH

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 MONTGOMERY WARD

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

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1906 Boye Needle Chart as listed on the Boye Countertop Sales Display

The Original Chart

Boye Needles underwent a few changes over the years and the most dramatic change was the reassignment of size designation for needles, shuttles & bobbins.  If you haven't been able to size your machine, my recommendation is to try the original chart sizing.

If sizes on LEFT don't work, use sizes on RIGHT

1925 and later Boye Needle Chart as listed on the Boye Countertop Sales Display from 1925 on
Shuttle & Bobbin Size Needle Size

Sewing Machine Brand and Model

Shuttle & Bobbin Size Needle Size
    NEW HOME 3

4

use 16 if rotary

 

12

use 16 if rotary

NEW HOME ROTARY   16
    NEW HOME ROTARY LATEST  
    NEW HOME ROUND BOBBIN  
5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 NEBRASKA FARMER

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

    NECCHI   16
3 4

use 14 if rotary

NETZOW 9

10

use 6 if rotary

1 2 NEWARK 7 8
9

10

use 12 if rotary

NEW  CHAMPION    
5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 NEW ENGLAND QUEEN

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 NEW GOODRICH

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 NEW HARTFORD

13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 NEW HERBERT

13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

13

if too short use shuttle 5

14

use 21 if rotary

NEW HOWE 5 6
9

10

use 12 if rotary

NEW IDEAL 3

4

use 16 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 NEW  JEWEL

13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 NEW MODEL

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

9

10

use 12 if rotary

NEW NATIONAL 3

4

use 16 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 NEW PEERLESS

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 NEW QUEEN

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

 

10

use 12 if rotary

NEW REMINGTON    
19 24 NEW ROYAL - OLD STYLE 19 24
    NEW ROYAL LATEST 19 16
5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 NEW  SOUTH

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 NEW  STERLING

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

13

14

use 21 if rotary

NEW  STEWART    
15 16

use 12 if rotary

NEW  TREASURE    
25 16

use 12 if rotary

NEW VICTOR 25

12

use 16 if rotary

    NEW WILLARD

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

16
9

10

use 12 if rotary

NIOBE 3

4

use 16 if rotary

1 2 NOBLE    

13

14

use 21 if rotary

NORWOOD 5 6

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1906 Boye Needle Chart as listed on the Boye Countertop Sales Display

The Original Chart

Boye Needles underwent a few changes over the years and the most dramatic change was the reassignment of size designation for needles, shuttles & bobbins.  If you haven't been able to size your machine, my recommendation is to try the original chart sizing.

If sizes on LEFT don't work, use sizes on RIGHT

1925 and later Boye Needle Chart as listed on the Boye Countertop Sales Display from 1925 on
Shuttle & Bobbin Size Needle Size

Sewing Machine Brand and Model

Shuttle & Bobbin Size Needle Size

22

if too long use shuttle 5

6 OLD HOMESTEAD

  22

if too long use shuttle 13

14

use 21 if rotary

    OAKLAND

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

3 4

use 14 if rotary

OHIO 9

10

use 6 if rotary

3 4

use 14 if rotary

OHIO FARMER 9

10

use 6 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 OREGON

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

3 4

use 14 if rotary

ORIENT 9

10

use 6 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 OUR  LEADER

13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 OXFORD

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

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1906 Boye Needle Chart as listed on the Boye Countertop Sales Display

The Original Chart

Boye Needles underwent a few changes over the years and the most dramatic change was the reassignment of size designation for needles, shuttles & bobbins.  If you haven't been able to size your machine, my recommendation is to try the original chart sizing.

If sizes on LEFT don't work, use sizes on RIGHT

1925 and later Boye Needle Chart as listed on the Boye Countertop Sales Display from 1925 on
Shuttle & Bobbin Size Needle Size

Sewing Machine Brand and Model

Shuttle & Bobbin Size Needle Size
9

10

use 12 if rotary

PAN AMERICAN 3

4

use 16 if rotary

13

14

use 21 if rotary

PARAGON 5 6
5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 PAVEWAY

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 PEERLESS

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

    PFAFF  (MODEL 30)   16
5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 PIONEER PRESS

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 PRAIRIE QUEEN

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 PREMIUM

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

22

if too long use shuttle 5

6 PRIDE    
3 4

use 14 if rotary

PRINCESS 9

10

use 6 if rotary

22

if too long use shuttle 5

6 PRITZLAFF

  22

if too long use shuttle 13

14

use 21 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 PROGRESS

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

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1906 Boye Needle Chart as listed on the Boye Countertop Sales Display

The Original Chart

Boye Needles underwent a few changes over the years and the most dramatic change was the reassignment of size designation for needles, shuttles & bobbins.  If you haven't been able to size your machine, my recommendation is to try the original chart sizing.

If sizes on LEFT don't work, use sizes on RIGHT

1925 and later Boye Needle Chart as listed on the Boye Countertop Sales Display from 1925 on
Shuttle & Bobbin Size Needle Size

Sewing Machine Brand and Model

Shuttle & Bobbin Size Needle Size
15 16

use 12 if rotary

QUEEN 11

12

use 16 if rotary

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1906 Boye Needle Chart as listed on the Boye Countertop Sales Display

The Original Chart

Boye Needles underwent a few changes over the years and the most dramatic change was the reassignment of size designation for needles, shuttles & bobbins.  If you haven't been able to size your machine, my recommendation is to try the original chart sizing.

If sizes on LEFT don't work, use sizes on RIGHT

1925 and later Boye Needle Chart as listed on the Boye Countertop Sales Display from 1925 on
Shuttle & Bobbin Size Needle Size

Sewing Machine Brand and Model

Shuttle & Bobbin Size Needle Size
9

10

use 12 if rotary

RELIANCE 3

4

use 16 if rotary

1 2 RELIABLE 7 8
5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 REPUBLIC

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 ROBERTS

13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

  24 ROYAL ST. JOHN   24
9

10

use 12 if rotary

RUBY 3

4

use 16 if rotary

    RUBY ROTARY  
5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 RUSSELL

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

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1906 Boye Needle Chart as listed on the Boye Countertop Sales Display

The Original Chart

Boye Needles underwent a few changes over the years and the most dramatic change was the reassignment of size designation for needles, shuttles & bobbins.  If you haven't been able to size your machine, my recommendation is to try the original chart sizing.

If sizes on LEFT don't work, use sizes on RIGHT

1925 and later Boye Needle Chart as listed on the Boye Countertop Sales Display from 1925 on
Shuttle & Bobbin Size Needle Size

Sewing Machine Brand and Model

Shuttle & Bobbin Size Needle Size
11

12

use 16 if rotary

SINGER FLAT SHANK  (NEW STYLE) 15 16
  23 SINGER ROUND SHANK  (OLD STYLE)   23
  18 SINGER  R.  W. & W.  STYLE   18
5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 SCANDINAVIA

13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 SEAMSTRESS

13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 SECORA

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

19 24 SERVICE 19 24
    SEWHANDY  
5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 SPLENDID

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 STAR

13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 STERLING

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

13

14

use 21 if rotary

STANDARD 5 6
    STANDARD G.  
15 16

use 12 if rotary

STOCKMAN    

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1906 Boye Needle Chart as listed on the Boye Countertop Sales Display

The Original Chart

Boye Needles underwent a few changes over the years and the most dramatic change was the reassignment of size designation for needles, shuttles & bobbins.  If you haven't been able to size your machine, my recommendation is to try the original chart sizing.

If sizes on LEFT don't work, use sizes on RIGHT

1925 and later Boye Needle Chart as listed on the Boye Countertop Sales Display from 1925 on
Shuttle & Bobbin Size Needle Size

Sewing Machine Brand and Model

Shuttle & Bobbin Size Needle Size
5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 TWENTIETH CENTURY

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 TREASURE

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 TRIUMPH

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

9

10

use 12 if rotary

TUXEDO 3

4

use 16 if rotary

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1906 Boye Needle Chart as listed on the Boye Countertop Sales Display

The Original Chart

Boye Needles underwent a few changes over the years and the most dramatic change was the reassignment of size designation for needles, shuttles & bobbins.  If you haven't been able to size your machine, my recommendation is to try the original chart sizing.

If sizes on LEFT don't work, use sizes on RIGHT

1925 and later Boye Needle Chart as listed on the Boye Countertop Sales Display from 1925 on
Shuttle & Bobbin Size Needle Size

Sewing Machine Brand and Model

Shuttle & Bobbin Size Needle Size
5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 VELOX

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

    VIGOR  ELLI   16
5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 VINDEX

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

5

if too short use shuttle 22

6 VOLO

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

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1906 Boye Needle Chart as listed on the Boye Countertop Sales Display

The Original Chart

Boye Needles underwent a few changes over the years and the most dramatic change was the reassignment of size designation for needles, shuttles & bobbins.  If you haven't been able to size your machine, my recommendation is to try the original chart sizing.

If sizes on LEFT don't work, use sizes on RIGHT

1925 and later Boye Needle Chart as listed on the Boye Countertop Sales Display from 1925 on
Shuttle & Bobbin Size Needle Size

Sewing Machine Brand and Model

Shuttle & Bobbin Size Needle Size
 

12

use 16 if rotary

WHITE ROTARY   16
15 16

use 12 if rotary

WHITE  CYL.    
    WHITE VIBRATOR 11

12

use 16 if rotary

    WHITE VIBRATOR LATEST 11 16
  20 WHITE OLD STYLE   20
9

10

use 12 if rotary

WABASH 3

4

use 16 if rotary

    WANZER  8   16
    WESTERN ELECTRIC VIBRATOR

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

    WESTERN ELECTRIC ROTARY   21
    WESTERN ELECTRIC 2 SPOOL   16
    WESTERN ELECTRIC AUTOMATIC   20½
    WILCOX & GIBBS   20½
    WILLARD A 3

4

use 16 if rotary

    WINDSOR B

 13

if too short use shuttle 22

14

use 21 if rotary

  18 WHEELER & WILSON NO. 9   18
  27 WHEELER & WILSON NO. 8   27

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