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Posted 4 years ago


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I bought this Tacony Dial-N-Sew at a yard sale and instantly fell in love with it. It still works and has the original foot petal. It looks like it has barely ever been used. The only problem is I cannot find any information on it whatsoever. Any insight would be helpful!

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  1. Nancy Salisbury, 4 years ago
    I have never hear of a Tacony Dial-N-Sew . However it appears to be the type of machine that could have been made in Japan . Have you looked under the bed of the machine along the front edge ? It could have some information there or on the underside of the machine itself .
  2. tgiddens06 tgiddens06, 4 years ago
    It has a serial number but thats it... I believe it was made in Japan, but thats all I know, sadly.
  3. Nancy Salisbury, 4 years ago
    Some machines made in Japan are very fine machines . Don't worry about it just enjoy it .
  4. tgiddens06, 4 years ago
    I have no doubts in the quality. It is made of very heavy metal and even after all this time all of the parts are still attached with none broken.. It is so beautiful to me, I just wish I had a story to it...
  5. tgiddens06 tgiddens06, 4 years ago
    I got this msg back from Tacony :)

    Thank you for contacting us. We have had many request’s for the Dial n Sew machine, and if that is what your’s is, we do not have anything for that machine any more. We did in fact distribute it years ago.. but so long ago, we no longer have access to the manufacturer.

    If you can scan a picture of it, I’ll be glad to forward it to the person that would be able to identify it.

    Mary Ann Ruesing
    Tacony Product Support

  6. Bernadette Bernadette, 4 years ago
    As you have discovered, Tacony was a retailer who bought this machine from a wholesaler and added their own name. This was (and is) a very common practice known as badging. The retailer may have changed suppliers several times over their period of selling and knowing the maker of one "Tacony" won't help with another one unless they're identical. There may be clues to the maker under the machine - are there any letters or numbers stamped into the base?
  7. nami, 2 years ago
    Hi I am commenting on the above picture of the sewing machine it looks like an old dressmaker mark II 752 sewing you know where i might be able to find one. thanks
  8. tgiddens06 tgiddens06, 2 years ago
    I still have it :)
  9. oldie432, 1 year ago
    have a dial n sew model 432 and it was my mom's and don't know how to thread it or operate it
  10. nami, 1 year ago
    HI I saw your post about the sewing might be able to find a manual for it on ebay or you might also be able to print the manual off .if you need any further assistance please feel free to post for help.good luck with everything
  11. oldie432, 1 year ago
    do i find it on ebay. i not real familiar with computer sights. i had to have help to find this
  12. nami, 1 year ago
    okay just go to and then in the search bar just type in sew n dial manual for model 432.if you need any other help please free to ask for help.good luck.i have a dial n sew model 752 I am thinking it may be the same manual let me check this out then I will let you know.
  13. freemanor, 1 month ago
    I also have a Dial & Sew. I bought it from a repair shop, and it came with a manual, However the machine shown is not the same as mine. The manual does not specify what model it represents and no information on the model number it covers. The knob on my tension fell off and I can't fix it. There is no information on fixing the tension. I have information on Singers etc. and maybe that will help.

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