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  1. 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...
  2. William m. Black machine shop - odd old lathe

    Visited Dubuque, IA yesterday and found the old Corps of Engineer's sucking dredge the William M. Black, which was in service from 1934 to 1973.


    This machine shop had an interesting Rahn Larmon...
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    Actually for Babbitt bearings, 590 rpm is pushing...

    Actually for Babbitt bearings, 590 rpm is pushing it. If you search here you find a link to Monarch's catalog from the 1920's and I believe it lists the speeds in it for cone heads.
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    Monarch Factory 1920's - 1950's

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    Haven't had time to post here in a while. Found these two old factory pictures Monarch used in there ADs. First is one many has seen from the 1920's and the other show the factory...
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    Monarch used Accru-rite (sp) They actually...

    Monarch used Accru-rite (sp) They actually machine the cross slide and bed to mount.
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    They were just gun-drill in Monarch manual...

    They were just gun-drill in Monarch manual lathes. Monarch built their own gun drill using a Monarch 612 lathe with special drill holder in place of the normal carriage, and a special guide in front...
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    Sticky: The years list for serial numbers rangers were...

    The years list for serial numbers rangers were off by as much as 10 years. Some listing had completely wrong serial numbers. There are a lot of holes with them. I think the list here is a good...
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    Sticky: First hand knowledge. I worked in Engineering at...

    First hand knowledge. I worked in Engineering at The Monarch for 10 years, and had a long discussion with the chief engineer at the time. We went through the books he had and they were way off.
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    The last photo give you the type of lathe. It is...

    The last photo give you the type of lathe. It is a model A which has a swing of 14 or 16" over the bed. I am not sure what the "6" stamp means, but could indicate it is a 16" swing. The lot...
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    Sticky: All the serial number books that list tables for...

    All the serial number books that list tables for Monarch Lathes, hat I've seen, are not correct, so should be used only as a rough guide.
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    sounds like a project for you. It be sweet to...

    sounds like a project for you. It be sweet to get a STEP file of a EE.
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    These old lathes do not have much info or even...

    These old lathes do not have much info or even manuals. The Model E was introduced in the late teens and built to the late 20's. Monarch rolled their lot numbers over so it is very hard to date. ...
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    That sound more like it for 18" or 20" lathe. I...

    That sound more like it for 18" or 20" lathe. I got my info form a Monarch Catalog, and thought his sounded small. I wonder if this changed over time.
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    From my records it should have 2.75x6 Male...

    From my records it should have 2.75x6 Male Threads on the Spindle nose and a #4MT

    Sorry it took me so long to find my spread sheet that lists all this.

    John
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    Way cool story. Thank you for sharing. About...

    Way cool story. Thank you for sharing.

    About manuals for Monarch. What you are paying for is the service of them looking up the records of the lathe. For $100 you should have gotten a manual,...
  16. I see them pop up for action now and then, and...

    I see them pop up for action now and then, and Metalist which are slightly smaller. It seems people hold on to these workhorses.
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    Sticky: The Author apologizes for all errors. I've sent...

    The Author apologizes for all errors. I've sent out more corrected version to the few that have it on their sites. Which I hope they would post a link to in a new thread so it can become a sticky.
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    Date of manufacture should be stamped on the flat...

    Date of manufacture should be stamped on the flat between the front Vee and tailstock way at the tailstock end. I know the inspector stamps his initials and serial number for sure.

    I would guess...
  19. My best guess would have been Wendell Whipp, who...

    My best guess would have been Wendell Whipp, who was the head of marketing as well for many years, but this is just a guess.
  20. Thank you for the feedback, I am making...

    Thank you for the feedback, I am making corrections and will send out update to the website hosts. An editor I am not, and it was one of the things that held me back from making this public.

    John
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    Wendell Whipp of Monarch Machine Tool

    Since I on a history kick. Here is a short I did of Wendell Whipp, the man I feel made Monarch what it became. I submitted this to the Machine Tool builder's Hall of Fame, which I believe he should...
  22. If you want a copy and your email can accept a...

    If you want a copy and your email can accept a large file, PM me your email. Offer good thru Sunday.

    Please note, most of the info in this history came from company records that I searched...
  23. History of the Monarch Machine Tool Co - help posting

    Ok, I finally dug up the line history I been working off and on for years now. It is about 30 pages long and the pdf file is 516Kb which is too big to post here. Anyone have any suggestions where...
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    What model or series of lathe is this? Series...

    What model or series of lathe is this? Series 60/61? A picture would help. Some of the tracers Monarch supplied could be used in manual mode, but you loose some features.
  25. I'm lazy and just gave the one link and let...

    I'm lazy and just gave the one link and let people sort out what they want or don't want.
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