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  1. J

    Flather & Co. Lathe

    Monarch in their early years design a quick change gearbox that infringed on Flather's patent. Flather traveled to Sidney Ohio with intention to confront Monarch have them stop building the quick change gearbox, but instead was so impressed with it, that he licensed it to them instead. This...
  2. J

    Interesting 12C

    The stub is for a relieving shaft that went to a tool on the compound that milled reliefs in tools in time with the spindle rotation.
  3. J

    Monarch Model NN

    John, I'm always amazed at the amount of information you provide on these old lathes. You must have one heck of a library and organized so you can find stuff.
  4. J

    Monarch Lathe Identification help

    This was a lathe built for the U.S. Navy. This would be made in the 1930's. Does it have a "flame haden" bed? Contact Monarch Lathe for more info.
  5. J

    Sidney 24" made in 1945

    Herring bone gearing was Sidney's thing like how Monarch had all helical drive. I have not seen any maintenance manuals for Sidney Lathes, but this was pretty common back then.
  6. J

    Telescoping Leadscrew for what lathe???

    Contact Monarch Lathe LP, they might be the best source to ID the leadscrew and what it was used on. Also, Monarch Part number were 5 digits. The 80,xxxx number would have been sometime in the 1970-80s timeframe.
  7. J

    Monarch lathe at auction

    Yes the lathe can be run without the tracer, but finding standard compound rest might not be easy.
  8. J

    Monarch lathe at auction

    Looks like a Series 612 with a tracer. Lathe can be run in manual or in tracer mode. The Series 612 is a workhorse that was highly produced lathe made from 1960 tin the early 1970's when replaced with the Series 612. The series 62, 610, 612, 613 and 614 where made in models 1610, 2013, 2416...
  9. J

    First Lathe, Model 61 13x57 Toolroom No.1 plus swing 18.5"

    What Monarch called a raised in the sand is a lathe with extra swing on a smaller bed. In this case a 16" swing lathe on a 13" swing bed. So the bed is narrower. John
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    Comparing and identifying my two old Monarchs

    No, Monarch did not start to use serial number until around 1927 and they started with 2000. Why 2000 is anyone's guess. Old machines with serial numbers start with machine model and 4 or 5 digit number. Before this Monarch used lot number and machine number - Lot 234 machine 5 or Lot...
  11. J

    Comparing and identifying my two old Monarchs

    Can you take a picture of the overall machine? Especially the tail stock end of the machine. The stamping on the ways doesn't make sense, it is almost like it was cut off.
  12. J

    Comparing and identifying my two old Monarchs

    Early Monarchs are stamped at the tailstock end with lot number and machine number. At some point they also added the model number as part as the machine number. Other way of identifying your lathe is to measure the swing over the bed ways. I posted this before. 9 and 11 are K or juniors...
  13. J

    Monarch Lathe Identification

    From the photo it appears to be a Model E which means it is a 12 inch swing lathe. Monarch only made generic manuals that over all lathes built during this period. Monarch Lathes LP might have the build records for this lathe.
  14. J

    Monarch Lathe Identification

    Look between the Vee and flat way on the tailstock end of the bed and you will see the Lot number and machine number. There should be a letter stamped there which tell of the model of the lathe. Also you can check the swing and line it up with the model: 9 $ 11" Model K or Junior (first built...
  15. J

    Monarch model A Lathe?

    The design was sold to or copied by Sheldon Machine and not Sidney Machine. And looking at the photos it does look like a junior. The K stamp through me as i thought model K was different from juniors.
  16. J

    Please identify lathe year/model

    Good eye, John. I didn't noticed the plain bearings. More I look at it I wonder if it has helical gears or spur gears. It be good to get picture with the headstock cover removed. This is indeed a very interesting lathe. I am noticing a few usual (to me knobs) and the shifting handles seem...
  17. J

    Please identify lathe year/model

    it still using a lot number so it was built before 1927 when serial numbers were introduced. It has cone clutch apron so this puts it after 1924. It looks like a early Timken headstock. Depending on swing, it could be an AA or BB. The spindle looks like it threaded. Interesting machine that...
  18. J

    What is the allure of the 10ee?

    Your comments reminded me of a visit to a manufacture a few years back and had to go to their toolroom where I was shocked to find a 20 some year old Monarch Ultra-Center still being used (A machine I spent a lot of time designing), but also a Double E that was on 6 inch riser blocks. The head...
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    What is the allure of the 10ee?

    I agree that size matters. Most home shops are small and the Double E fits well in the space, but it is not a versatile as lathes with longer beds. With space and cost constraints a lather Monarch would be better. That way Monarch built lathes from 10 to 48+ swings and in alld different...
  20. J

    I took a chance on a Series 62 that was broken. New/old lathe.

    Without the support Monarch Lathes provides for their Dyna-shift head lathes, I would not recommend these. The hydraulics when the were designed were proprietary, as no one made anything like that in the 1950s, and with all the orifices that controlled the flows, it is almost impossible to...