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    Try to pm this guy. He has had some come in and...

    Try to pm this guy. He has had some come in and out his place, plus he gets around. He might have a lead to turn you on to:

    I've died and gone to Heaven! Axelson Lathes EVERYWHERE
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    That's a great find, thanks John. I had posted...

    That's a great find, thanks John.

    I had posted a quick something here and saw John's reply:
    Metric threading on a late Pacemaker?

    After John's reply I found this Pratt and Whitney 12" Model C...
  3. I know about as close to zero as you can get...

    I know about as close to zero as you can get about using change gears. However I have a set of what I think are un-used gears, still have cosmoline on them. Unknown origin or application, other than...
  4. You guys rock ! E.C. was the son of James. Having...

    You guys rock ! E.C. was the son of James. Having a rebellious kid go the opposite way is not too terrible in this case. :D

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    I got those from this link:
    A Field Guide to American...
  5. Earlier in the thread I posted pics that the...

    Earlier in the thread I posted pics that the seller had shown in the listing for the 1942 11th edition of Machinery's Handbook.

    After receiving the book, I discovered some pages with personal...
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    I use both a gun and a brush to paint. Some...

    I use both a gun and a brush to paint. Some surfaces I think you are better off with a gun as your overhead lights will make it the first thing that draws your eye, once the machine is complete....
  7. What sort of time frame before they'd be scrapped...

    What sort of time frame before they'd be scrapped ?

    When i checked the specs, i wanna say the grinder is about 3000 lb. You mentioned and overhead crane, any chance there's a fork lift on site...
  8. That's an Abrasive 3B. When I saw that mag chuck...

    That's an Abrasive 3B. When I saw that mag chuck I knew it had pretty large capacity, same as my old B & S No 5 at 8" x 24".

    Page 4 and 5 here:
    Abrasive Machine Tool Co. - Publication Reprints -...
  9. Check out that chip pan running the whole length...

    Check out that chip pan running the whole length of machine also. Never saw that on a SB 16. Can't really see what the legs or base is on the head stock side though. Bet some folks in the South Bend...
  10. Thanks for that thoughtful post. Really great...

    Thanks for that thoughtful post. Really great stuff. This thread is not that big, but you guys are slaying me with the great and thought provoking posts.

    Joe in NH mentioning he struggled a bit...
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    Not 100% sure on yours. But most were rivets...

    Not 100% sure on yours. But most were rivets originally. I did tap for small screws though on atleast one SB. But rivets should be easy and cheap to come by if you know the size.
  12. Not B & S specific, I'm thinking more universal...

    Not B & S specific, I'm thinking more universal and tool grinder in general. But I'm wondering if the controls are speed controls. I've seen controls, but usually head stock side to control spindle...
  13. Their double wheel was also selected to go into...

    Their double wheel was also selected to go into the Smithsonian back then, as part of "modern Machinery of the day. More info on the page proceeding this, but also mentioned here:

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    The...
  14. Oh man, you guys are the gift that keeps on...

    Oh man, you guys are the gift that keeps on giving. That link is a 136 page book for 1885 & 1886, more or less detailing their operation, but so much more inside.

    That book donated to the...
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    That's always been my understanding as well for...

    That's always been my understanding as well for the guides, and always had trouble if using them. I've had better success throwing the guides away and using 4 stones.

    Again, I would not call a...
  16. Holy Cow, 1896 ! I was working when I saw your...

    Holy Cow, 1896 !

    I was working when I saw your post, couldn't open the link at the time. What a surprise that was ! For those interested, that first link Jim Christie posted is an article from...
  17. Great stuff from Joe Michaels. And both he and...

    Great stuff from Joe Michaels. And both he and 4GSR are right. According to the obit he was part of the engineering society in the mid 1960's, and its said he was a foreman at the pattern shop for...
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    Most of us will not know serial number...

    Most of us will not know serial number identifiers off the top of our head to know basically what your machine is. Most will post as South Bend 13", 14.5", or 16" and the like.

    If you have a 3hp...
  19. Due to being a 1942 book, and being highly...

    Due to being a 1942 book, and being highly personalized. Before I purchased, I thought I would research the name in the cover.

    If I was a machinist, and a family member of the original owner, this...
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    4 more pics from the listing, and that's pretty much all the seller showed. . .

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    I would also note, that this book also has the thumb tabs cut into the ends for easy...
  21. So I also began shopping for the 1942 printing of...

    So I also began shopping for the 1942 printing of the 11th edition of Machinery's Handbook. Normally I would be looking for a book with as little wear, and best condition possible.

    While looking I...
  22. Back tracking a bit to my convo with Kevin T. I...

    Back tracking a bit to my convo with Kevin T. I mentioned that I'm also quite fond of vintage pin ups and the like. My intention being to install the centerfold of a Playboy magazine from the year...
  23. Though I did not yet own a 1942 printing of an...

    Though I did not yet own a 1942 printing of an 11th edition of Machinery's Handbook, I did have some of the machine specific literature to go inside:

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  24. Machine Showcase, Machinery's Handbook, and Stories

    I was having a conversation with fellow PM member Kevin T. In it, we began discussing Machinery's Handbook. I told him I actually had a minor collection going of them. That I was slowly collecting...
  25. If you ever need a hand, we could move the wall...

    If you ever need a hand, we could move the wall out on the "clean" room maybe 20'. :D
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