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    Miniature 17th c. Dutch Strong Box

    When I was still very young (in the early 1960's), my grandparents lived in a 17th century Dutch house in the city of Delft. Trust me, there was nothing as exquisite as that box in that old unrestored house.
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    New Guy From New Zealand

    So sorry to see a nice vintage lathe all burned up like that. Your photos look exactly like my lathe, a 1948 9C. Since it's a family heirloom, maybe you could do a 'display only' restoration on it. At the same time you could also get another similar lathe and build a working 'tribute'...
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    Quality Standards 1944

    I wonder if this film was made in response to the epidemic of poor quality products from Americas wartime factories? War manufacturing was a case of, "just make lots and ship them". The idea was, its better to make four fast-built widgets, and if one fails, just forget about it. Four fast...
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    Can You Identify This Large Unusual Lathe Dog Leg?

    Jim- Your Red-E grinder dogs look very similar to the one in question. Thanks for posting those photos. I hope that someone can zero in on the manufacturer and era, if at all possible. Tough to do without markings, I know. In this thread you can see that as more time goes by, the trail...
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    Can You Identify This Large Unusual Lathe Dog Leg?

    Wow, so many different ideas. I didn't realize it was that unusual!
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    Can You Identify This Large Unusual Lathe Dog Leg?

    Last week I posted this question in the South Bend Lathe section, but it didn't get much action there. I think it would have been better if I had posted it here instead. I bought a group of several vintage dog legs and in the bunch was this large one. It has no markings on it. One individual...
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    Does Someone Recognize This Large Lathe Dog Leg?

    I picked up a group of dog legs and this large one was in the bunch. There are no markings. Does someone recognize the manufacturer and/or era? Thank you!
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    1934 415 for sale, near mint. Not mine.

    My understanding is that side oilers are for the later models, like my 1948 9C. Am I wrong?
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    1934 415 for sale, near mint. Not mine.

    Now the listing has been changed to "1938", instead of "1934" as it was originally. Now the item description tries very hard to convince the potential buyer that 1938 is identical to 1934. Geez.
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    Could You Please Help Identify This 56T Threading Gear?

    Hey guys- Thanks for those tips on cutting a keyway. I'll give it a shot!
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    Could You Please Help Identify This 56T Threading Gear?

    I think you're right. Its a good idea to sleeve it...it sure beats tossing the gear out. The sleeve itself sounds easy enough to make, but the keyway may be above my skill (and equipment) level at this time. Are these sleeves available off-the-shelf somewhere?
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    1934 415 for sale, near mint. Not mine.

    Based on input from the members here on PM, it sure looks like this lathe was disassembled, mixed with other parts, the bedways were sanded or ground, and then it was repainted black. That's a very long way from the sellers description! Is that how you read it?
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    Could You Please Help Identify This 56T Threading Gear?

    Hi everyone, I think its a South Bend, but it doesn't fit my 9-inch SB due to the large 5/8" ID. The key cut profile, and the small holes are different than my other 9-inch SB gears also. Does someone know what the application for this gear is? Many thanks, Alex
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    1934 415 for sale, near mint. Not mine.

    The price has been cut in half! I think he found this post...
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    1934 415 for sale, near mint. Not mine.

    Yeah, the black paint and side oilers had me wondering too. Also, if you look close at the gear cover, it looks like a poor paint job. I went back over my records and found that I bought one lathe item from him a while ago. My records also say, "Dont buy from this guy, he's nuts". LOL
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    1934 415 for sale, near mint. Not mine.

    This is not my lathe, and I don't know the owner. It's listed on FeeBay as a 1934 415, unrestored, near mint, first year original, lots of goodies. The price seems hefty at first, but I guess everything is relative. I thought I would pass this along for the historical collectors out there...
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    antique lathe?

    Bienvenue- That is a great looking lathe. It looks very old, maybe late 1800's or early 1900's. Have fun with it!
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    New to Me Lathe and Intro

    The serial number puts it at about October 1941. http://www.wswells.com/sn/sn_db.htm Your lathe may have witnessed the December 7th attack, and contributed to the repairs afterwards. Pretty cool. The two wings look similar to an Army Air Corp insignia used at that time.
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    South bend lathe model X

    Nice looking lathe...I like it. There is a South Bend Lathe Forum here on PM. https://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/south-bend-lathes/ The folks here on PM are a great resource to help you with that lathe. Good luck
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    1948 SB-9C: Info Please, Back Gear SPRING (Under Square Head Set Screw)

    Many thanks for your generosity Allen! :Ithankyou: A private message has been sent. Alex
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