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    I have a south bend with numbers stamped. There are two sets of numbers.
    MC 1555 A-1
    133603
    I think the second set are the serial number but I am curious of what the MC 1555 A-1 represents.

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    I thought I posted this or maybe sent it directly to Steve Wells a couple of years ago, but I can't seem to find it, so I will do it again.

    10997RKC15
    Heavy 10 X 4ft.
    Catalog no. CLC187A
    Shipped Dec 1st, 1959 to W. T. Wills Machinery Co. Los Angeles, CA
    Floor leg under drive.
    Bed DDB200R
    Headstock VHD201L
    Tailstock T104R
    Saddle S103R
    Compound rest C102R
    Apron A104R
    Gear box DTG107R
    Headstock Leg CLA106R
    Tailstock leg RLG100R

    From the above numbers this originally had a camlock spindle, but somewhere along the line this was swapped for a 1-1/16" collet 2-1/4"X8 threaded spindle.

    My dad bought this in the 1990's with no accessories. In 1999 he sent the bed back to SBL and had it reground. He added a taper attachment and a lever collet closer that he bought from Joe Bergamo. I have been collecting accessories off of ebay for a while and now have a pretty good set.

    I now have the lathe completely torn down and am doing a major restoration.

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    Correction on the serial number I posted
    The correct serial number is 133608. NOT 133603
    Catalog number is 117c
    16" with 6' bed


    The other number stamped with my serial number is M.C.155 A-1
    I have been told that this number is a Maritime Commission number. This hasn't been verified. I did find a tag that says the lathe has met the standards of the war production board. So I guess it was government property. I will be ordering the data tag for more information.

    Do I need to email the serial number information to mr. Wells to get it on the list on his website?
    Thanks Mike


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