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    Red face Dial n' Sew

    My husband brought home a Dial n' Sew machine from his mom's house. I know nothing about this machine. His mother passed away in July, so I can't ask her about it. I plan to plug it in tonight. It is an all metal machine and is very heavy. Does anyone have one? I will have to post a picture of it tonight. Thanks.

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    Is it a Singer machine? I seem to remember I had one that I bought in the 70s, but I'll know definitively after you post a picture.

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    I have one, but I just got it a few weeks ago. I had to have it because it was so gorgeous!!
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    it is beautiful! i guess now i will be looking for one. i don't collect old machines. the this has such elegant lines. and old singers were such well made machines.
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    It's a pretty color.
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    It looks like one I bought in 1971. I loved it. I bought it at Sears, but I don't recall what it was...maybe a Kenmore? Did Kenmore make sewing machines? I lent it to a friend who figured since I had a new machine, she could just keep it. (This was in 1985.) I sure wish I had it back. It was just a workhorse.

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    Do a bit of research on the Tacony-made sewing machine.

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    What a beauty you have there. GO to the vintage Thread here on the QB, re post the pic and you'll get lots of help!
    lucky girl, you are!
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    hi my mom used to have a sewing machine just like this one.i think it is a dressmaker mark II 752 sewing machine as that is what her manual says on the front of the book.she had hers for twenty some years then lost it through a house fire.do you know where i might be able to find one just like this.Thanks

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    Hi my mom used to have a sewing machine just like this one.I think it is a dressmaker markII 752 sewing machine as she still has her manual for it and that is what it says on the cover of the manual.

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    I finally got it out. The motor ran but the needle wouldn't go up and down. I also couldn't lower the presser foot. So it was retired to the garage.

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    Oh, don't give up on her! Spray all her moving parts with WD40, let her sit awhile and see if anything breaks loose. I bet she just needs a good cleaning. Good luck,Mawluv

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    Quote Originally Posted by mawluv View Post
    Oh, don't give up on her! Spray all her moving parts with WD40, let her sit awhile and see if anything breaks loose. I bet she just needs a good cleaning. Good luck,Mawluv
    Don't use WD40 on your sewing machines. I have used Triflow oil in a spray can or just Triflow oil for gummed up sewing machines. Regular sewing machine oil can also be used. Go to the vintage board and post pics of the sewing machine and it's problem. There are a lot of helpful people there, including me, LOL
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    If anyone is interested, I just saw one of these on CL for $10 in Decatur, Il.
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    I just bought this Dial & Sew machine at an estate sale last year ...got the original manual for it along with a whole bunch of attachments. I just took it to a machine shop for a tune-up....the man at the shop said it was a really good machine and with great care it would out last any of the new machines out there. I have not used it yet since it needed a tune up but will have it up and running by next week. If you can't find the manual online, I could possibly post it online once I unpack it (we moved last year and some of my things are still in boxes)

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    Hi, Can I get a copy of the manual? Thanks
    Quote Originally Posted by naomi View Post
    Hi my mom used to have a sewing machine just like this one.I think it is a dressmaker markII 752 sewing machine as she still has her manual for it and that is what it says on the cover of the manual.

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    Yes, I would love if you would post it online. I have the machine, but no manual. Thanks!
    Quote Originally Posted by Btucker2714 View Post
    I just bought this Dial & Sew machine at an estate sale last year ...got the original manual for it along with a whole bunch of attachments. I just took it to a machine shop for a tune-up....the man at the shop said it was a really good machine and with great care it would out last any of the new machines out there. I have not used it yet since it needed a tune up but will have it up and running by next week. If you can't find the manual online, I could possibly post it online once I unpack it (we moved last year and some of my things are still in boxes)

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    What a beautiful color. I hope you are able to find information about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dina View Post
    It looks like one I bought in 1971. I loved it. I bought it at Sears, but I don't recall what it was...maybe a Kenmore? Did Kenmore make sewing machines? I lent it to a friend who figured since I had a new machine, she could just keep it. (This was in 1985.) I sure wish I had it back. It was just a workhorse.

    Dina
    Dina, friends like that really aren't needed....I'd have gone straight to her and gotten it back. My MIL made the mistake several years back of lending her FW to her niece....when we finally got it back almost a year later (I had to go get it for her) we learned she had dropped it off the table and there was damage! She tried to hide the fact....I made sure she paid all repairs as we went right to the local repair shop together. I took the invoice, she got the bill....grrr! I picked it up upon completion. I do not lend anything out, period...just not worth the aggravation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ube quilting View Post
    What a beauty you have there. GO to the vintage Thread here on the QB, re post the pic and you'll get lots of help!
    lucky girl, you are!
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    Yes I agree, go to the vintage section here.
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    Rhumba,
    Is there any chance I could get a copy of the manual?
    Thanks

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    Is there any chance of getting a copy of that manual? I would be glad to pay you for your time and materials to copy it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Debbie C View Post
    Dina, friends like that really aren't needed....I'd have gone straight to her and gotten it back. My MIL made the mistake several years back of lending her FW to her niece....when we finally got it back almost a year later (I had to go get it for her) we learned she had dropped it off the table and there was damage! She tried to hide the fact....I made sure she paid all repairs as we went right to the local repair shop together. I took the invoice, she got the bill....grrr! I picked it up upon completion. I do not lend anything out, period...just not worth the aggravation!
    I agree. I don't loan anything out. No one uses my sewing machines, no one drives my cars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsM View Post
    I finally got it out. The motor ran but the needle wouldn't go up and down. I also couldn't lower the presser foot. So it was retired to the garage.
    I am sure it needs a tuneup. Probably hasn't been used for a while. Sometimes you can free up a gummed up machine where the oil has hardened from lack of use by heating it up with a hair dryer. I wouldn't use more oil before it is serviced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dina View Post
    It looks like one I bought in 1971. I loved it. I bought it at Sears, but I don't recall what it was...maybe a Kenmore? Did Kenmore make sewing machines? I lent it to a friend who figured since I had a new machine, she could just keep it. (This was in 1985.) I sure wish I had it back. It was just a workhorse.

    Dina
    Yep, Kenmore did "make" machines--actually I think they branded a machine made by New Home (aka Janome)

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