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    Default Old Lathe Identification

    I thought I would tap in to the massive amounts of knowledge in this forum to see if anyone can help me identify this old lathe. I want to bring it back to life, however there are no numbers, data plates, or identifying marks that I can find. I have attached some photos.20190324_085511.jpg20190324_085548.jpg20190324_085605.jpg20190324_085620.jpg

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    South Bend I expect

    Might want to look thru the catalogs here - might be an 8"?

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    I think John has nailed it, looks like the South Bend 8" Junior. Was made from 1931-33 or so. If you get the serial number off the upper side of the bed, right end, we can date it more closely. There will be some interested folks in the SB forum here at PM, if you wanted to post it there.

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    If an 8", the great stumbling block will be the unobtanium 1 3/8 - 10 spindle nose thread - at least until you get the hang of making back plates to fit it in order to mount any spindle tooling - like chucks.

    The related HTRAL - amazingly packed with generic info

    http://vintagemachinery.org/pubs/1617/5795.pdf

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    It looks like it could be a nice small lathe. V belt drive a plus. I hope you have a pile of gears?


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