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    Hi. New to the site and forums.
    I work in auto resoration and repair and have access to a lathe.
    Others at the shop know lathe operation but, nobody knows make.model or, age of the machine.
    I have not found any of that info on the machine.
    I would like to id this lathe to gain more information on it's origin and operation. I am sure it is older than any of them and maybe even me (62).
    So, if anyone knows please enlighen me.
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    Look at Webb

    Cadillac Engine Lathe 16 | Webb Machinery

    Yours is obviously older than those current models.
    Look around the machine, including the back side of the machine for any plates.

    Need a few more pictures.

    Cadillacs are nice lathes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpseguin View Post
    Look at Webb

    Cadillac Engine Lathe 16 | Webb Machinery

    Yours is obviously older than those current models.
    Look around the machine, including the back side of the machine for any plates.

    Need a few more pictures.

    Cadillacs are nice lathes.

    I thought the Caddy name plate may have come off something related to the car not, the name of the lathe.
    OK then, I guess ya learn someting every day!

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    As shown on Tony's website. Looks like yours.

    Cadillac Lathes - Taiwan

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    Late 60's to late '70's. YAM/YANG was builder. Should be able to get manuals and parts. Good machines. There should be a tag on the back side below the headstock, probably just above the electric supply. Will have serial number and model number, ie. 1440= 14 inch swing, 40 inches between centers. Serial number is also stamped on the end of the bed next to the V way.

    Where are you located?

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    Thanks all, I overlooked the obvious. It says Cadillac big as day on the machine but, being in an auto resto. shop, I assumed the Cacillac logo on the machine was from something related to GM taht somebody stuck on there. Never heard of that company, how did they get away with selling something called Cadillac in the US?
    Here is the same model-
    For Sale: 14" x 21" Used Cadillac Engine Lathe, Mdl. 1422, Tool Post, 5C Collet Closer, Foot Brake, Tailstock with Turret, Steady Rest, #A1994 Sterling Machinery

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    Austin, TX.

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    Those are good quality machines. Webb and Cadillac are Taiwan-made as mentioned above. Parts catalogs and parts are available from Webb in California.

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    hardinge made the Cataract.... does that mean i will get macular degeneration
    if i operate such a machine?

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    You should probably only operate Chevorays and Rinkons.

    Thank you,
    Mr.Smith


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