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Looking for the two hole spool pin for my Thompson. I saw some on ebay for singer machines. Are they compatable? Thanks

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They're probably cheap enough that you can buy it and see, but there's another way. You don't need a spool pin at all, and I never use mine. I put a coffee cup or Mason jar at the back on the right side, put the spool in it, and feed it from there.

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