Optonic bobbins

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Re: Optonic bobbins

Post by Tizer » Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:24 pm

PM sent,Good luck

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Re: Optonic bobbins

Post by BoltonBullfinch » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:13 pm

Just ordered four packets, mainly out of curiosity....

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Re: Optonic bobbins

Post by Pallenpool » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:20 am

Old Man River wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:25 pm
Maybe a daft question, what is an Optonic ? Something to do with upside down bottles of Scotch etc, ?


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Here’s a pic of the original Optonics with sounder built in you could also purchase the heads with a separate sounder box.

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Re: Optonic bobbins

Post by Old Man River » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:39 am

Too fancy for me Peter, a bit of stick with a slit cut into it works fine .😋 And they dont need batteries.

Optonics, sounds like Optics. 🤣🤣

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Re: Optonic bobbins

Post by Olly » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:32 pm

They were the upgraded ones - SUPERs. Followed by XL versions. I think one of the first was either Lo or Hi tones.

Del converted my Optonics XLs and Herons at the same time.

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Re: Optonic bobbins

Post by Tengisgol » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:32 am

:Chuckle: I reckon Mark is going to tell us off in a minute
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Re: Optonic bobbins

Post by Aitch » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:01 pm

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Still got these... still use them with my Sharpe's and a pair of Abu444a 's or Mitchell 400's or my Moredex Merlins... got them new in the early 80's.. still going strong
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Re: Optonic bobbins

Post by Liphook » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:53 pm

Perhaps not quite traditional but certainly classics Aitch :Thumb:

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Re: Optonic bobbins

Post by Aitch » Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:23 pm

They still work fine and definitely old school, if not quite vintage... :Cool:
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Re: Optonic bobbins

Post by Shaun Harrison » Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:46 pm

Back to the bobbins, they were included with the Optonics for the first few years of sales. I used to stretch them apart to form a larger loop and fish them on angled needles. I never saw anyone else do that, but they worked well like that.

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