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Dankirk

Plastic
Joined
May 29, 2022
Thank you sir. I’m looking for the gear on the back end of the spindle shaft. The one that drives the thread and cross feed gears. It’s mia on this lathe. I saw a parts manual on your website that indicated this gear number is 30. If someone could send dimensions, tooth count it would be a big help.
Thanks for what you do!
KD
 

sho-me

Plastic
Joined
Jun 11, 2022
I have a SB-13 serial 10491tkx14. I'm going to try and attach serial card.
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animal12

Cast Iron
Joined
Apr 9, 2009
Location
CA USA
9" QCGB lathe large dial , taper attachment , cabinet model cover over spindle on headstock . Numbers on the gear chart are stamped kinda wonkey maybe a 2183 44ZD sn 42837NKR9 originally believed to be shipped to a Mitchell Camera in southern CA . Story was the guy my bud bought it from retired & had some ides for making camera lenses & he ended up with this lathe . He died & my bud bought it from his brother that had stored it in a building at a monastery . MY bud made arraignments & bought it from the brother at the Monastery & the day after my bud picked it up the storage building that it was in at the Monastery caught on fire & burned to the ground . I'm hoping Steve can verify the Mdl # . The date I'm seeing is @ 1959 ?
thanks
animal
 

swells

Stainless
Joined
Dec 29, 2004
Location
Indiana
9" QCGB lathe large dial , taper attachment , cabinet model cover over spindle on headstock . Numbers on the gear chart are stamped kinda wonkey maybe a 2183 44ZD sn 42837NKR9 originally believed to be shipped to a Mitchell Camera in southern CA . Story was the guy my bud bought it from retired & had some ides for making camera lenses & he ended up with this lathe . He died & my bud bought it from his brother that had stored it in a building at a monastery . MY bud made arraignments & bought it from the brother at the Monastery & the day after my bud picked it up the storage building that it was in at the Monastery caught on fire & burned to the ground . I'm hoping Steve can verify the Mdl # . The date I'm seeing is @ 1959 ?
thanks
animal
Very nice find, and my overall choice for the best South Bend Workshop lathe made.
I've wanted one for years, just haven't found one yet.
This is a Tool-Room lathe, model 8344-ZD, 3.5-foot bed. It has drawers on the right side of the underdrive bench. if the "D" was absent in the catalog number it would have a right-side floor leg, no drawers. The most common preceding letters were "CL", that is a flat-belt 12-speed. The V-belt drive 16-speed letters were "CL7", so it's not uncommon to see CL78344ZD, or CL8344ZD. If you post a photo for me, I'll look closer.
It has a very interesting history, that's one thing I always love is how they travel to the new owners.
As for the date, in sequential serial number at that time frame, it appears they were producing approximately 140-150 Workshops a month. It falls 160 before a September 12th, 1958, lathe.
So between July and August of 1958 would be where it fits.
Looking forward to seeing it!!
Steve
 

Jsund3

Plastic
Joined
Aug 25, 2022
Just picked up a 1966 South Bend 13 Engine lathe. Spent it's life at a technical High School in Massachusetts. In good shape except for some rust and a broken half nut lever. D1-4 Cam Lock spindle with large spindle bore. 3 step cone Pulley.
6 foot bed.
Ser. No. 10858TKX14
Catalog # CLC175C
 

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swells

Stainless
Joined
Dec 29, 2004
Location
Indiana
Just picked up a 1966 South Bend 13 Engine lathe. Spent it's life at a technical High School in Massachusetts. In good shape except for some rust and a broken half nut lever. D1-4 Cam Lock spindle with large spindle bore. 3 step cone Pulley.
6 foot bed.
Ser. No. 10858TKX14
Catalog # CLC175C
Perfect info, and a very nice TKX, thank you very much!!
Steve
 

Mechanixman

Plastic
Joined
Sep 9, 2022
I'd like to join the party!
I have a relatively new to me 10l
Serial number is 140101. Letters J.F.P. before the serial number and D.O.F. after.
The history as far as I know. I purchased the lathe from a water pump manufacturer north of Milwaukee who bought another smaller manufacturer in chicago. This lathe was in a batch of equipment that got shipped to Milwaukee during the purchase. Before that, I have no clue.

I was a little dissapointed to not see a customer on the serial card. Based on the dealer, and the time of manufacture, I believe this one was purchased by the Douglas aircraft factory on what is now O'Hare airport grounds. Does anyone know if my guess is correct?

Thanks!
 

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AlexyL

Plastic
Joined
Mar 6, 2018
Hi Steve, I’m in the process of rebuilding a 13” by 5’ from 1966 i think.

S/N: C10810TKLX
Model: c145b

I don’t know if it’s of importance to you but on the gearbox tag you can see on the top left “Manufactured by M” and on the top right “Robert Morse Corporation Limited Montreal - Canada”

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Cheers
 

swells

Stainless
Joined
Dec 29, 2004
Location
Indiana
I'd like to join the party!
I have a relatively new to me 10l
Serial number is 140101. Letters J.F.P. before the serial number and D.O.F. after.
The history as far as I know. I purchased the lathe from a water pump manufacturer north of Milwaukee who bought another smaller manufacturer in chicago. This lathe was in a batch of equipment that got shipped to Milwaukee during the purchase. Before that, I have no clue.

I was a little dissapointed to not see a customer on the serial card. Based on the dealer, and the time of manufacture, I believe this one was purchased by the Douglas aircraft factory on what is now O'Hare airport grounds. Does anyone know if my guess is correct?

Thanks!
4-1/2-foot tool room lathe...nice
thanks for the info. 6 drawer cabinet too.
The coolant tank goes in the door with the belt tension arm in it.

Steve
 

swells

Stainless
Joined
Dec 29, 2004
Location
Indiana
Hi Steve, I’m in the process of rebuilding a 13” by 5’ from 1966 i think.

S/N: C10810TKLX
Model: c145b

I don’t know if it’s of importance to you but on the gearbox tag you can see on the top left “Manufactured by M” and on the top right “Robert Morse Corporation Limited Montreal - Canada”

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Cheers
It is a 1966, nice find. There is a very interesting history and story of the Fairbanks Morse Company, the Robert Morse Company, and the fight for control of the US company. Robert Morse saved the Canadian company from take over and built it back up to more a modern model.
They were basically a giant Sears for industry, but with manufacturing capability. I believe the South Bends were rebadged for them by South Bend. I think that began in the WW2 era for Canadian Defense and Robert Morse revitalized in the 60's for his Canadian company after the family lost the American company to Penn-Texas Corporation in 1958.

Steve
 

AlexyL

Plastic
Joined
Mar 6, 2018
It is a 1966, nice find. There is a very interesting history and story of the Fairbanks Morse Company, the Robert Morse Company, and the fight for control of the US company. Robert Morse saved the Canadian company from take over and built it back up to more a modern model.
They were basically a giant Sears for industry, but with manufacturing capability. I believe the South Bends were rebadged for them by South Bend. I think that began in the WW2 era for Canadian Defense and Robert Morse revitalized in the 60's for his Canadian company after the family lost the American company to Penn-Texas Corporation in 1958.

Steve

Wow that’s awesome information! I will add a picture once its back up and running!

Thank you
 

sonex128

Plastic
Joined
Sep 25, 2022
Location
Claremore, OK
Here is all the info I have. Did not get much info from Grizzly. S/N 38847
 

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DrHook

Hot Rolled
Joined
Oct 8, 2013
Location
Pierre
I purchased this lathe a few years ago, but haven't used it yet, as it needs a good cleaning, and I have another one which gets me by. However, I just recently purchased the serial card, and it has an interesting history. The ways and all that show very little wear, and no "bastardizing" through the years, and it has a war board tag. Now I know how it got such little wear...Lathe.jpgLathe 2.jpgLathe 1.jpg
 

DrHook

Hot Rolled
Joined
Oct 8, 2013
Location
Pierre
It has a factory built backsplash, and all the little brass pins in the oiling holes are present, as well as the dauber for the white lead on the center.
 








 
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