Dressmaker W-60

Old 03-23-2018, 03:31 PM
  #11  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Central Kentucky
Posts: 132
Default

Here are the cam and accessory boxes for the dressmaker W-60. The sewing machine came with metal boxes rather than plastic. [ATTACH=CONFIG]591594[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]591595[/ATTACH]
Attached Thumbnails dressmaker-w-60-cams.jpg   dressmaker-w-60-pattern-discs.jpg  
Dressmaker is offline  
Old 04-05-2018, 09:37 PM
  #12  
Senior Member
 
CMARAS1234's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 359
Default

i need info and manual on a Dressmaker model 411 serial number 11749 also says J A 3. I found it curbside in my neighborhood, and it works, I oiled and cleaned it and adj ,the tension. It does have some rust on the bobbin case .But i am sure i can resolve that. I would reall y appreciate any info .I have about 30 antiques , and this is my first DRESSMAKER.
CMARAS1234 is offline  
Old 04-06-2018, 12:49 PM
  #13  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Central Kentucky
Posts: 132
Default

I have tried to copy my manual but the pages have yellowed with age. I can't get a clear copy. How closely does your machine resemble mine? What specific information are you looking for?
Dressmaker is offline  
Old 04-06-2018, 06:42 PM
  #14  
Senior Member
 
CMARAS1234's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 359
Lightbulb dressmaker manual in KY

I will be in KY in May >I have a 40 FT HOUSEBOAT that i stay on for 5-6 months depending on the weather. If it gets cold I head for Florida, My boat is about 30 miles south of Lexington, On lake Herrington. IF its not to far., i would meet you and we could try to get a copy done professionally at a office supply.I am getting a new phone next week so cant do pictures right now.. cmaras1234
CMARAS1234 is offline  
Old 10-20-2018, 06:43 AM
  #15  
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 1
Default I have a 1967 Dressmaker W-60 that looks like yours

I have my mother-in-law's Dressmaker Model W-60 Deluxe Cam Zig-Zag. It was shipped April 5, 1967 from City Sewing Machine Company, 818 Broadway, Marysville, Kansas 66508 Phone HI 3-3731 Owner Lee Dam. The letter said it should arrive in about 5 days.

She filled out the "SMART MONEY" PUZZLW Entry Form postcard postmarked February 2, 1967. She had to unscramble 15 Sewing related words. The letter said there were 2 1st prize winners - Mrs. Norman J. Miller, Route 2, Elberfeld, Indiana 47613 and Mrs. E. Jane Smith, 67 B Campstool Route, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001. My mother-in-law was chosen as a 2nd prize of a $150.00 Discount Certificate. Regular Price $219.50 less Discount Check $150.00 Total Cost $69.50. I don't have the Discount Certificate but it noted an expiration date and if she was unable to use it she may assign it to a friend.

The letter states Dressmaker sewing machines are sold and serviced in all 50 states and have a 30 year guarantee bond. The bond also states the motor and electrical accessories are warranted free from defects in material and workmanship for 5 years. They also offered a Lay-Away Plan of $10.00 a month with no interest or carrying charges added.
ycart is offline  
Old 10-20-2018, 04:53 PM
  #16  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Central Kentucky
Posts: 132
Default

Thank you for the details. It's greatly appreciated.
Dressmaker is offline  
Old 12-05-2019, 03:10 PM
  #17  
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 1
Default Dating you Mothers Dressmaker

I just found your querry regarding your mother sewing machine. You mentioned that you had its Manual. Look for the copyright date of the manual and it will date your machine +- a year.
Its a beautiful machine, best, B


Originally Posted by Dressmaker
This is my Mothers Dressmaker model W-60 DE Luxe Zig Zag Precision Sewing Machine Made In Japan. I have a full set of cams, the accessory box and best of all a printed manual. The unique item on this machine is the blind stitch dial. I still don't know what year it was made. If anyone cam help with that, the serial number is JNZ 617410.
BusyBtoo is offline  
Old 12-06-2019, 07:10 PM
  #18  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Central Kentucky
Posts: 132
Default

BusyBtoo Thank you for the suggestion. I checked the manual, there was no copyright info. ycart posted a-lot of good info about her mother-in-law's Dressmaker Model W-60 Deluxe Cam Zig-Zag. So I'm going with a manufacture date of 1967. I just took this machine out yesterday to oil it and take it through its paces with the different cams. What a coincidence you post about it on the same day. This was my first vintage machine, many have followed me home since. When people ask how many I have, my standard answer is "I don't know how many sewing machines I have".
Dressmaker is offline  
Old 04-12-2020, 03:24 AM
  #19  
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Posts: 1
Default Dressmaker

Hi! I just got my Grandma's Dressmaker Sewing machine which is exactly like yours..powder blue and all...not sure if it works yet or not as I am cleaning it up! She passed away 30 years ago and I am not sure how long she had it but it is still in very nice shape!

ljruss65 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Lisa
For Vintage & Antique Machine Enthusiasts
24
09-19-2019 06:03 PM
SewingNewbie88
For Vintage & Antique Machine Enthusiasts
8
03-13-2018 02:04 PM
PurplePassion
For Vintage & Antique Machine Enthusiasts
24
08-11-2011 06:36 AM
grannysewer
Main
9
07-23-2010 03:18 PM
redkimba
General Chit-Chat (non-quilting talk)
1
03-18-2010 12:03 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FREE Quilting Newsletter