Very nice find, and my overall choice for the best South Bend Workshop lathe made.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 ?
Perfect info, and a very nice TKX, thank you very much!!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
4-1/2-foot tool room lathe...niceI'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?
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.Hi Steve, I’m in the process of rebuilding a 13” by 5’ from 1966 i think.
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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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.