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    Default Lathe i.d.?? Antique

    Just got this lathe for free.. Want to see if its worth doing anything with. I figured knowing exactly what it is would be a good start. No markings anywhere i can see from a quick visual look. It seems to have ahad a blueish gray color. Any help would be much appreciated.
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    Maybe Sheldon - knowing exactly what you have probably would be better enabled by some pertinent dimensions - and much larger photos

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    Quote Originally Posted by minimonsta22 View Post
    Just got this lathe for free.. Want to see if its worth doing anything with. I figured knowing exactly what it is would be a good start. No markings anywhere i can see from a quick visual look. It seems to have ahad a blueish gray color. Any help would be much appreciated.
    TS hints at some of Sebastian's earliest work.

    Move the carriage clear to each end and look at the front, vertical face of the bed casting for cast-in markings.

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    Suspect 8" Sheldon....scroll down to color pics here-
    Early Sheldon 9-inch & 10-inch lathes

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    Some new developments and details. Although I was convinced that this was indeed an 8" sheldon lathe from the pictures on lathe.uk.co. I did find this tag on the threading chart on the gearbox cover that reads "monarch lathe company". The lathe ways are also 8" wide by 48" long. Is this a monarch lathe for sure?
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    Got a little more info after cleaning and some definite clarification. On the tailstock side of the ways, hidden under many years of dirt and grime is stamped "inspected by Carl Clark K279" Can anyone interpret this? What could a lathe like this be worth?

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    Being that it was given to you, I think you should know what it is worth.

    Do you know how to use it, and want to keep it? Or just turn it for a fast buck?

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    It's a treasure, in some ways we are only curators of these old machines.


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