Sewmor 770...........

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Old 08-04-2017, 06:19 AM
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Default Dressmaker 770

This has been an informative thread! I am looking at a Dressmaker 770 that looks the same as the models in this thread. The question I had about needing cams was answered (no), and the need for a manual (thanks!).
Now, does anyone know if the pattern cams AND any cam gear are all metal or is there a plastic gear that could be broken? Judging from the semi-circular bump out on top behind the pattern selector, I assume the cam stack is mounted horizontally. I am just done with cracked plastic gears [ATTACH=CONFIG]577995[/ATTACH]
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I've never seen that machine- it's very cool!!!!
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Old 08-04-2017, 09:33 AM
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I could be wrong, but I'd hazard a guess that this 770 is all metal inside just going by when it was made(circa 1960). I don't think Japanese machines started using plastic in the innards for another several years. Why don't you take the top off and check it out?

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It's on CL about 2 hour drive thru LA traffic. I love the looks and if it was local, and all metal, and they would reduce the price, I would go pick it up.
Although I have exceeded my VSM budget this 4 months worth...
It has been listed for a few weeks so I am putting it on my keep an eye on it list.
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Default My machine looks exactly like yours but it's a different name

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I opted to order a generic instruction manual for $5 + postage, said within public domain, although described as for '60s zig-zags - what caught my eye there was seller's write-up (Having problems finding exact match manual?) about how many/most were similarly constructed and he used it for, among others, a Dressmaker...I saw a Dressmaker label machine with a similar, not exactly, looking dial set-up. With my baseline of understanding I read dog feed and figure Rover's tummy is growling...just to underscore the less than little I know.

Someone wrote that the manual is the most important accessory one can have, so, hope the generic one helps; Can't hurt; And plan to keep looking for any manual that figures to even help more, so as to better enable my loopy learning curve.
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