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Can anyone help me identify this lathe?

Harlech

Plastic
Joined
Jan 3, 2020
It's a 16x30, serial 16923, Year of Manufacture: 1942 I am told. It appears to be a D1-something cam-lock spindle, unless my eyes are going bad.

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I didn't set out to buy a Monarch, really I didn't. You know how these things always happen. Can you guys tell me anything about this lathe? Maybe a model? Maybe who it was originally sold to? Maybe even the original date it was sold?

Harlech
 

m-lud

Stainless
Joined
Sep 4, 2016
Location
Missouri
It's a 16x30, serial 16923, Year of Manufacture: 1942 I am told. It appears to be a D1-something cam-lock spindle, unless my eyes are going bad.

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I didn't set out to buy a Monarch, really I didn't. You know how these things always happen. Can you guys tell me anything about this lathe? Maybe a model? Maybe who it was originally sold to? Maybe even the original date it was sold?

Harlech

Download the pdf in this link
Monarch Machine Tool Co. - Publication Reprints - Model M 20" Engine Lathe - Brochure | VintageMachinery.org

Here is some other monarch manuals and literature. Look at the ones in the.1940 through 1945 range. I don't know what year Monarch changed models again. There is plenty to look at. Calling Monarch may get you more information on build date and original purchaser.

Monarch Machine Tool Co. - Publication Reprints | VintageMachinery.org

Photo Index - Monarch Machine Tool Co. - Engine Lathe | VintageMachinery.org

Monarch Machine Tool Co. - Photo Index | VintageMachinery.org

Models look similar. You will have to verify.
Photo Index - Monarch Machine Tool Co. - 14" WAA | VintageMachinery.org
 

texasgeartrain

Titanium
Joined
Feb 23, 2016
Location
Houston, TX
Call Monarch at 937 492-4111. Give them the serial number. Tell them you want the manual and build sheet. The build sheet will tell you who was the first customer, dealer etc. Plus other details about the lathe. It'll cost $50-$70 probably.
 

murphatthepoint

Aluminum
Joined
Apr 21, 2009
Location
San diego, California
1942 Monarch

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Harlech
As others have said: go to Monarch to get details of the lathe and get a manual, if you don’t already have one.
All I can add, great looking lathe. From the photograph, everything appears to be there. Hopefully, it runs as good as it looks


Jim Murphy
 








 
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