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    Default Proper way to measure the size of lathe bed?

    I just purchased a SB Serial # 79833 16/24 by ??
    The 24" riser kit is a factory kit but added later.
    The seller called it 120" bed.
    The bed is 120" end to end head and all.
    The bed is 96" beyond the head
    About 82" Center to Center
    Its in good shape and looks great sitting in by basement but what size and year do I own?

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    CarlBoyd is offline Cast Iron
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    I can't tell you the year but lathes the length of a lateh is the center to center distance, it is typical to dimension lathes with riser blocks with both the unraised and raised swing by radius in the USA and by diameter in England. So you have a 16/24 X 82"

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    Hi There,

    I'm sorry I cannot help you with the year of
    manufacturer but SBL listed their lathes by
    over all bed length. If you look at the tag
    on the gearbox, there should be a catalog
    number stamped on it and the suffix letters
    will list the bed length.

    Good Luck!
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    SB measured it , end to end and your tag says 10ft. Kenny

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    Where do I find the tag on the gear box? I have a tag on the quick change and one on the tail end that says South Bend S
    Thanks

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    Hi There,

    Quote Originally Posted by Furpo View Post
    I have a tag on the quick change ...
    There you go.

    Good Luck!
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    Default Found it!

    Found it on the end cover
    Size 16/24
    Ser 79833
    Cat 198E
    Bed 8 Ft.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Furpo View Post
    Found it on the end cover
    Size 16/24
    Ser 79833
    Cat 198E
    Bed 8 Ft.

    Thanks
    Either the cover(tag) or the bed are not original. If the bed measures 120", it is a 10 footer.
    Ted

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