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  1. 4. The Rapids are engaged by moving the clutch...

    4. The Rapids are engaged by moving the clutch lever to the side. Headstock side to travers in that direction and tailstock to travel in that direction. Sounds like many of the clutches are out of...
  2. Thread: History of CNC

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    The Monarch Machine Tool Company introduced the...

    The Monarch Machine Tool Company introduced the first NC lathe in the 1955 Machine Tool show.
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    Parts and support is still provided by Monarch...

    Parts and support is still provided by Monarch Lathe LP. Monarch bought L&S in the early 1990's and made Powerturns for several years along side their own lathes.
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    I think they did this because there were two pick...

    I think they did this because there were two pick off gears that were access from the front of the machine to change the speed setting. The only other reason could be for floor space.

    John
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    The Missile Master is a cool example of special...

    The Missile Master is a cool example of special built Machines Monarch was famous for that they turned to market. I believe page 33 shows a more impressive machine. The Series 180 super precision...
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    One consideration when machining wood on a metal...

    One consideration when machining wood on a metal cutting machine is that the wood chips absorbs the way oil and can cause the slides to run dry over the ways. NSK used wood chips to test their self...
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    My best estimate is between 15,000 to 20,000 EE...

    My best estimate is between 15,000 to 20,000 EE have been built (this is base on me counting lathe folders in 1996 and then est. the total).
  8. Thread: Sidney Lathes

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    Sidney was the older brother to Monarch where...

    Sidney was the older brother to Monarch where they shared staff when Monarch got started in 1909. After WW1 Monarch shifted to high end lathe development which Sidney choose not to do. It is...
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    For Steady rest. The bed is the same between the...

    For Steady rest. The bed is the same between the Series 62 model 1610 and the 612 model 1610. The Series 610 model 1610 has a narrower bed. The Series 613 is a combination of the 612 and 610 beds...
  10. I agree that Mobil DTE heavy medium circulating...

    I agree that Mobil DTE heavy medium circulating oil would be a good choice. Back when this lathe was made, there wasn't any specialty oils.

    Could post more photos of the headstock and drive...
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    Building the Steam Navy

    Here is my summer read. Lot of historical reference to early machine tool builders and early shop organization. Good read for those into history of industry and Navies conversion from sail to...
  12. The Brass plate would be for the original drive...

    The Brass plate would be for the original drive (motor or overhead belt), it is hard to tell how much your machine was modified without more photos. You might need to do some math to verify the...
  13. 1) Lathe was made between 1915 and 1925. 2)...

    1) Lathe was made between 1915 and 1925.
    2) Agree to search You tube for safe operation of a Lathe. Metal cutting machines are powerful enough to kill you! Treat them with respect and well...
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    Years ago a rep for NSK linear bearings told me...

    Years ago a rep for NSK linear bearings told me that they used wood chips to test NSK bearing lube because the wood chips and dust soaked up the oil and they felt it was the worst thing for machine...
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    It been too long since since I worked on Series...

    It been too long since since I worked on Series 612, but I think there is a simpler way to do what you need to do. But I need to see a drawing to remember. Give Monarch Lathe LP a call and explain...
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    Wow, you got a raised in the sand version with a...

    Wow, you got a raised in the sand version with a lot more swing than standard

    John
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    If you still having problems, give Monarch lathe...

    If you still having problems, give Monarch lathe a call and they should be able to talk you though your issue over the phone. And if you are willing you can buy a complete set of drawings for your...
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    just uploaded the brochure to Vintage machine...

    just uploaded the brochure to Vintage machine page

    Monarch Machine Tool Co. - Publication Reprints | VintageMachinery.org

    It might take a day or two before it gets approved
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    I'm not sure what this video is about, but it...

    I'm not sure what this video is about, but it make me smile.
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    Only thing to be careful of is if the castings...

    Only thing to be careful of is if the castings where hit by water when hot which could have cause cracking. In other words, fire department sprayed it with their hose line while fighting the fire. ...
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    286297286296 Your question made me go find a...

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    Your question made me go find a Series 62 broacher I had, here are the two pages describing how to set the speed of the headstock

    John
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    The series 62 was the first of Monarch's...

    The series 62 was the first of Monarch's Dynoshift series of lathes. Going from memory up to 4 spindle speeds can be preselected with the dials on the headstock and automatically shifted by pulling...
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    Sticky: The "C" designation means the machine was built...

    The "C" designation means the machine was built as a tool room lathe. K, A, B, W etc. was the catalog size of the lathe. A "CK" is a 12" K lathe built for toolroom use. In your example of a 16"...
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    From the best I can tell the order was: 13EE...

    From the best I can tell the order was:

    13EE
    1000EE
    Series 70
  25. Rahn Larman Lathe from the Wm M. Blavk - more pics

    More Pictures of the Rahn Larmon Lathe found in the machine shop of the William M. Black. The face plate next to the lathe looks like it would not fit, even if this was a gap bed. With location of...
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