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Can anyone out there ID this LeBlond lathe?

Look up sliding bed Le Blond ..plenty of pics on this forum,even if very few have seen one...let alone had the chance to buy one.............must say ,I dont like the way that steel trolley is resting on the ways.
 
Got it. Thank you again, John. I already have a pretty big lathe but might have to pick this one up if only to find it a good home
 
It is a LeBlond sliding bed gap lathe.
As I recall, the tail end leg is a Navy thing for shipboard mounting.
The headstock appears to have the "variable speed handwheel" thing right under the quick change gearbox.
A recent post was questioning this handwheel and its function.
 
It is a LeBlond sliding bed gap lathe.
As I recall, the tail end leg is a Navy thing for shipboard mounting.
The headstock appears to have the "variable speed handwheel" thing right under the quick change gearbox.
A recent post was questioning this handwheel and its function.
Thanks MH!
 
Yes ,I noticed the pivoted foot...............Id thing you would need to be very careful moving it ,as weight will be substantial ,and the machine not very stable
 
I posted last week about my lathe like the one you are looking at. Mine had the variable pulley replaced with a non movable one. I am working to correct that. I have attached the spec sheet for mine that LeBlond sent me. If the image is too small I'll attach another one when I get home today, this was a screenshot from my phone.
 

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