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    I was given this machine. It is a Dressmaker, made in Japan. It has 2 cords to plug in. It doesn't have a foot pedal, there are 2 buttons to push for stitching. Has anyone seen one like this before ?
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    I SEEN ONE ON EBAY LIKE TIS ONE
    ITS MADE IN THE LASTE 50's EARLY 60's
    IF YU HAVE A REPAIRSHOP NEAR YU IT WOULD BE WELL WORTH YR TIME TO SEE ABOUT GETTING A FOOT or IT MAY TAKE THE UNIVERSAL FOOT


    one like this may work

    http://www.sewingstyle.com/Elna-Sewi...rol-704NS.html

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    TRY THAT SITE OUT

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    IT SURE WOULD BE A GREAT MACHINE WHN YU GET IT GOING
    I HAVE A DRESSMAKER BUT ITS BLUE N IT SEWS GREAT,IT TAKES THE FOOT PEDDLE LIKE THIS ONE

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    I BET IT HAS THE 1.5 motor or near that

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    This is one I have never seen.

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    Well , I haven't had much luck finding info on this one.

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    AND YU WON'T
    ITS AN OLD ONE N I DON'T REMEMBER WHO MADE THEM

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    UNIVESAL FOOT PEDAL SHOULD WORK
    IT ALL PLUGS INTO AN EXTENSION CORD THEN THE EXTENSION CORD INTO THE WALLINTO THE WALL

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePassion
    I was given this machine. It is a Dressmaker, made in Japan. It has 2 cords to plug in. It doesn't have a foot pedal, there are 2 buttons to push for stitching. Has anyone seen one like this before ?
    I have seen several like this one but never played with one yet. As far as the two cords are concerned one would be for the main power and the other should be for the foot control. These machines are wired like the Kenmores are. If I were a betting man I am going to say it was built by Morse , Toyota or possibly Koyu-Seiko.

    Do you have any photos of the underside of the machine and can you tell me what the markings are under it? And if you can show me the connection where the cords go. I can get the parts for this machine really easily and they are not all that expensive.

    I really love the looks of the Japanese machines from the 50's and early 60's!!

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    Billy , I've been waiting for you. The Model is 1603 , serial is 2621. J-A12. On it , it says Guaranteed by Western Sewing machine Dist. St . Louis , MO Made in Japan. The belt is badly worn . I'll be right back with more pictures. Thank you.

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    buttons-darn and sew,and reverse. all seem stuck
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    Okay the two plugs........The one that is real similar to the machines color is the one for the light. The other is the power cord for the motor. The thing is, it used to be in a cabinet and both plugs plugged into a central block that the foot or knee control tied into.

    I need a few more photos one on the top of the motor or the back of the machine, and one of the underside of the motor around the wiring if you can get it. What is on the label under the bracket of the motor? And is there any JC numbers cast in the bed or on the edge of the bed? I didnt get much info on the JA number other than it share the same spot as a Central manufactured machine. The JC should get me the maker.

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    ok going to try lol

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    ok going to try lol

    to the left is for the power n to the right the foot control attaches inside,the motor n light are plugged into this outlet
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    ok their it is hope it helps

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    dang i hope yr getting this new to this lol

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    Ok, Billy, here are the other pics,

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    I can't find any JC numbers.

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    This is the part you need right here I do believe.......If you want a price PM me and I can fix you up. I have to make a stock order Monday morning and I can get it tossed in if you want me to get it for you.

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    You know this machine is a really nice machine to have. It uses the Class 15 bobbins and they are readily available and the needles are a 15x1. After some cleaning and a good oiling and a polish you will have a machine to be very proud of!

    Billy

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    YES.I JUST WOUND 10 OF THOSE TO DO SOME QUILT PIECING,I LOVE MY DRESSMAKER

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    Hello,

    I have been searching a while for information on a Dressmaker Zigzag JA12 for a while now. This machine is very similar to what I have and I am missing the foot pedal and instruction manual. Is anyone still around to help with this model of sewing machine?


    Thanks,

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    Hello, My Mom has an old Dressmaker sewing machine, 1960's, model # J-A12, JNZ 608916. The rubber wheel for winding the bobbin has cracked in pieces. Does anyone know where we can find just the rubber wheel? Everything else works just fine. Thanks, Elizabath

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    I think this thread is just about dead. I went to sewing express and they fixed my machine. It was very expensive though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    This is the part you need right here I do believe.......If you want a price PM me and I can fix you up. I have to make a stock order Monday morning and I can get it tossed in if you want me to get it for you.

    Billy
    I would need a part like that for the Riccar. It has the double plug already, but it's set up with a knee control for a cabinet - plus the plugs coming off the box don't looks so good. I know the 15 clone is a good machine, but I'm still not sure if want to put any money into it to fix it - I keep going back and forth. DH wants me to put it in my garage sale. :( I'm just not quite sure about the separate cord from the motor and light (long cords) that get plugged and then to more cards - one to a foot pedal (now a knee one) and one to a plug (now looking poorly, but I guess I could replace that.) Any thoughts?

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