Need help with Hendey lathe
Hello all, I'm the proud new owner of a 12X5 conehead Hendey lathe, it has a double wall apron, tie bar, norton 3 by 12 gearbox and taper attachment. The serial number is 21062. I'm interested in any history on this machine. Also, it is functional but it needs a few knick-knacks and I want to improve the drive end. I have a motor and v-belt turning a plywood cone pulley to drive the cone pulley on the lathe. It works ok but I'd like a metal pulley. Are parts available for this lathe?
Welcome to forum. Yours was made in late teens. Here is a scan of the little operation manual for your lathe:
Thanks to Greg M. for hosting.
Here is a catalog page scan from the mid twenties:
Very little history has survived regarding Hendey lathe #21062, but here is what I could
find. Your lathe was built on November 26, 1918 and as you have indicated is a 12 x 5
conehead model. The original owner was the Cleveland Milling Machine Company, Cleve-
land, Ohio. Apparently, this lathe was shipped with only the regular equipment that was
normally furnished with each machine. New old stock parts for this lathe are no longer
available, in fact, none of the pre 1918 patterns have survived. All of the original draw-
ings used to build your lathe still exist. The 1904 (pre tie bar headstock) parts book can
be used to identify the parts on this lathe.