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    Arrow South Bend mini lathe ???

    I heard this was sold at an auction yesterday...Now on e-bay:
    SOUTH BEND SALESMAN SAMPLE MINI LATHE 1940'S | eBay
    I don't think it was made by South Bend Lathe. It doesn't look like a South Bend, but it is cool...not $1500 cool

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    Kinda looks like a Manson

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    Wow, those are cool! I haven't seen a 'micro' lathe that looked that good before. They're always so plain and tasteless. I'd get one for my kids to play with (with adult supervision of course. they need to get used to having a shop forman around right?)

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    Cool

    Thats cool ...Bob
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    Salem, Ohio Birthplace of the Silver and Deming Drill, all others are copies.

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    What are the purposes of these mini lathes to salesmen - if they're not a representation of an actual machine? What would they use them for?

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    Have you ever seen a working model of a real SB lathe?
    I've seen somewhere a model of a Taig lathe.
    Would be nice to see and even more fun to make one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mcandrew1894 View Post
    Kinda looks like a Manson

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    Interestingly the Manson seems to have 3 vee ways and one flat, like a real south bend, whilst the one for sale has flat ways with a dovetail formed between them.

    Is it possible that this lathe was made by a toymaker or something, in the same way that models of, say cars may have the hood ornament like the original even though they aren't made by the actual car manufacturer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mokusbajusz View Post
    I've seen somewhere a model of a Taig lathe.
    No, that was the real thing. They are all that small

    allan

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    Allan,

    are you sure?

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