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NonnasNiftys

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I recently received this machine from my mother-in-law. Never heard of a Dial-N-Sew. Model number is 1040. Serial number is 84052.

Can someone please tell me who made it?
Is there a manual for it somewhere?
What feet does it use?

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A lot of different companies may have made your machine. Take a look on the underside for any markings "J-Axx"  and/or "J-Cxx". Those *can* give a clue if you post them here. Sometimes the maker is even clearly marked on the bottom, TOYOTA or BROTHER or SHANSHIN or "whatever" may appear there. This is assuming your machine was made in Japan - it looks new enough that it may have been made in Taiwan instead - even less is known about Taiwanese sewing machine builders than the Japanese ones.

Others here may know more...

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Feet size should be easy enough:

shank_sizes (2).jpg


Not the first, or probably the last, chances are high shank or low.


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Looks to me to be a low shank, left needle machine. You can use most low shank feet on it but you need a specific straight stitch foot for left needle machines. I agree with Zorba, I think D&S was used by more than one manufacturer. I like the looks of it. There are two good groups on (sorry Zorba) Facebook where you can probably get some good info and someone will most likely have a machine like yours. One is the Vintage Japanese Sewing Machines group, and the other is Vintage Sewing Machines(Non Singer).

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