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    Default WTB Pratt & Whitney Model C Lathe

    Looking for a lathe similar to what is in the pic. Prefer one on the east coast and would be great if somewhere near PA. Good condition, not interested in a project.

    Thanks,

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    'Pratt & Whitney Gear Head Lathe - tools - by owner - sale

    Ive seen this one up for a while might be worth calling the guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alcro1998 View Post
    'Pratt & Whitney Gear Head Lathe - tools - by owner - sale

    Ive seen this one up for a while might be worth calling the guy.
    Thanks. Called and they don't have it. Dirty lying dealer, still hasn't taken it down. All they wanted was for me to call and discuss my needs. Either you have it, or you don't, but don't advertise unless you have it...

    Brings up another request, no dealer. Prefer owner.

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    Be selective

    Oldies are "slope heads' - unlike the "square" one the dealer did not have - photo in this thread

    These later ones have the hard ways - and often go faster speed wise

    They were getting "squarish" about 1948

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnoder View Post
    Be selective

    Oldies are "slope heads' - unlike the "square" one the dealer did not have - photo in this thread

    These later ones have the hard ways - and often go faster speed wise
    Thanks, was hoping you would have some info.

    I have come across a couple of the older "slope head" version. I am more interested in the square version.

    Can provide some detail on the years they made the square version and the overall benefits such as the hard ways & speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drom68 View Post
    Thanks. Called and they don't have it. Dirty lying dealer, still hasn't taken it down. All they wanted was for me to call and discuss my needs. Either you have it, or you don't, but don't advertise unless you have it...

    Brings up another request, no dealer. Prefer owner.
    Darn too bad they didn't have it. Though it was worth a shot sending it to you. I have seen the machine up for a while and would have been tempted to bit on it but it was too big for my space. The ad looked a bit sketchy as well so really doesn't surprise me it was sold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drom68 View Post
    Thanks. Called and they don't have it. Dirty lying dealer, still hasn't taken it down. All they wanted was for me to call and discuss my needs. Either you have it, or you don't, but don't advertise unless you have it...

    Brings up another request, no dealer. Prefer owner.
    Ummm, thats not a dealer. Thats al babin. Do a search and be very happy you didnt send any money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mebfab View Post
    Ummm, thats not a dealer. Thats al babin. Due a search and be very happy you didnt send any money.
    Oh wow, I remember seeing that thread. I only work on Cash at pick up only. Too many horror stories.

    Here is the link he sent via text: https://machineinventory.shop/

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    I was seriously considering a model c, but the fact the bearings are unobtainium killed it for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikebuilder View Post
    I was seriously considering a model c, but the fact the bearings are unobtainium killed it for me.

    Here is recent availability - see Post #9

    New to me P&W 1694 12x54

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    If I already had a P&W your solution would be a possibility. But looking for one from scratch.... bearings are still unobtainium imo.
    Not to mention you would have entered need a lathe to repair a lathe waters.

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    If you read the thread John linked, it shows availability for drop-in direct replacements, no machining needed...

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    No idea if it's a model C, but it's a Pratt and Whitney in Toledo, OH

    Pratt & Whitney 14? Lathe - Car Engines & Engine Parts - Toledo, Ohio | Facebook Marketplace

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domodude17 View Post
    No idea if it's a model C, but it's a Pratt and Whitney in Toledo, OH

    Pratt & Whitney 14? Lathe - Car Engines & Engine Parts - Toledo, Ohio | Facebook Marketplace
    Thanks, I seen that one. A little older that what I am/was looking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drom68 View Post
    Thanks, I seen that one. A little older that what I am/was looking for.

    Is there something unique or special about the Model C lathe, that makes you want one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spud View Post
    Is there something unique or special about the Model C lathe, that makes you want one?
    It is the right physical size and overall a good fit for what I need the lathe for. No real reason.

    I am still looking at a P&W, but also looking at other solutions. I may just clear room for a physically bigger lathe. Spring cleaning is around the corner and I can make some space, but still have limits.

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    You might want to keep watching HGR Industrial Surplus. I have seen a few newer model C P&W there. I do have one but not for sale. They are dealers but don't have a clue what they are selling! They are simply salesmen selling just about everything and do have quite a few lathes that don't last long on the site. Good photos if you need more call and a salesman will make what you want! Be careful, some stuff is like new while others are boat anchors. Plan to pick-up the machine or look at it before it's shipped. They will refund purchase price if returned but not shipping charges! BTW I have no affiliation with the company nor will receive anything from any sale but buy quite a bit from them probably toooooo much but what I buy is dirt cheap!

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    Jack or Joe, dealer in Cali? Spams every Craigslist, every day. Just flag 'em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spud View Post
    Is there something unique or special about the Model C lathe, that makes you want one?
    The model C has a useful top end of 1000 or 1500 rpm depending on setup, very good and heavy build quality, nice features such as a clutch/brake at headstock and on the apron, and leadscrew or feed reverse both at headstock and apron. Threading on them is particularly nice, as a threading stop is integrated into the cross slide handwheel, and stops can be set as well on the fwd/rev/neutral rod for things like threading up to a shoulder. Plus most of them have hard ways... overall they are very solid and as accurate as the operator could wish or make use of.

    I have a 1953 16x54 model C and it's an excellent machine.

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    I have a B 14x82 in Mass ...if your interested

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