Hendey History Question
In what year was the last cone heads made, I had a suprise when Hendeyman told me mine was 1942 as I thought this design finished in the 1930's
L&S also offered cone heads in the late thirties. They had been functioning nearly forever by then and there were plenty of buyers around that thought that was just they way they ought to be.
South Bend made them into the 1980s.
American Tool offered coneheads up into the late 30's as well, with the usual options; single/double backgear, threaded/cam/L spindle, bronze/antifriction spindle bearing etc, along with different gearsets on the quadrant to make metric/coarse/extrafine ranges, complete w/ new gearbox placard.