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    When I was at Monarch, we got a large order from...

    When I was at Monarch, we got a large order from Remington for barrel turning CNC lathes (Metalists). For a few months our assembly area was full of riffle and shotgun barrels. It was a pretty...
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    Yes, Monarch prided itself for only offering...

    Yes, Monarch prided itself for only offering "raised in the sand" extra swing lathes. Monarch made some monster raised in the sand Series 90/91 and NN lathes.
    Yes, Models M, CM, N and NN had the...
  3. Oh the great debate between harden steel ways...

    Oh the great debate between harden steel ways over harden iron ways. Monarch's thoughts on this subject was that harden iron ways were superior in that 1) they held lub better and 2) Cast iron...
  4. Thread: OT Sidney, Oh

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    From my understanding, all the Wagners were...

    From my understanding, all the Wagners were siblings.

    Sidney Ohio before WW1 was divided between German Catholics and Scottish/English Protestants. Each had their own newspapers, banks and...
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    Both Series 613 & 614 offered both standard...

    Both Series 613 & 614 offered both standard gearbox and the inch/metric gearbox. The Series 613 and 614 was suppose to be a consolidation of the most popular options and sizes offered on the Series...
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    Monarch only sold the 614 in models 2013 and...

    Monarch only sold the 614 in models 2013 and 2818. The series 613 had model 1610. We didn’t have bed casting for 1610 in the late 1980s and 1990s. Then again most of the casting would have been...
  7. The second tag was required by the Government...

    The second tag was required by the Government contract. Newer Serial number plates was taller and had fields for this info. Interesting picture as I never seen the blank tag that was then filled in...
  8. Thread: OT Sidney, Oh

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    From what I understand, Wagner Ware was bought...

    From what I understand, Wagner Ware was bought and old several times. The last I heard is the factory in Sidney is now closed. Rights to Wagner Ware and Randall ware is now owned by American...
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    It all started with the introduction of the...

    It all started with the introduction of the Dynoshift Series 62 lathe in 1955. By 1960 Monarch wanted to sell the Series 62 with a more conventual headstock, thus the 32 speed Series 612 was born...
  10. Thread: OT Sidney, Oh

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    I lived in Sidney for 10 years, and for city of...

    I lived in Sidney for 10 years, and for city of about 20K (in the 1990's) it had a large industrial base and long industrial history. It was home to 2 successful lathe manufacture's, Sidney Machine...
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    Good for you on your lucky find. The pair will...

    Good for you on your lucky find. The pair will complement each other, and I am sure they share work with no issues.

    John L.
  12. It be helpful if you could post the serial number...

    It be helpful if you could post the serial number plate. Monarch made a lot of special "One-offs" of their standard lathes and sometimes you can pick that up in the serial number plate.

    As far as...
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    Here is the one I rolled my eyes at;Monarch 10EE...

    Here is the one I rolled my eyes at;Monarch 10EE lathe with taper attachment | eBay

    $32K for a round dial built during WW2, and because it came out of US Mint? Seriously?


    John L.
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    In 1992 Monarch's serial numbers where over...

    In 1992 Monarch's serial numbers where over 54000. And yes the R means it was rebuilt in 1992.

    John L
  15. First off unsupported and contained shafts...

    First off unsupported and contained shafts sticking out of the back of the headstock is a huge safety issue for many reason, but mainly that the bar can start to whip. Operators have been killed and...
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    The Monarch 10EE or double E as Monarch called...

    The Monarch 10EE or double E as Monarch called them, was ahead of its time when introduced in 1938/39. The easy of use and accuracy coupled with infinite variable spindle drive was the right...
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    Model B and the 19958 looks like its serial...

    Model B and the 19958 looks like its serial number. Is this a geared headstock? Pictures would definitely help ID this lathe.

    John
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    If memory serves me (and lately its doesn't - Ha)...

    If memory serves me (and lately its doesn't - Ha) the Navy was the primary customer for the 30" bed and might have been the ones to get Monarch to build the longer bed version. Something to do with...
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    Monarch Lathe LP only has assembly area, no...

    Monarch Lathe LP only has assembly area, no machine shop or HT. All this is done outside. Most of the plant is now a injection molding operations. Sad, but at least it is being used and not just...
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    I do not think Monarch Lathe LP saved any...

    I do not think Monarch Lathe LP saved any tooling, but could be wrong as they were still making new EE's. The last five years Monarch was in business, they got most of their castings from Minster...
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    The "C" stood for toolroom lathe. So a model "W"...

    The "C" stood for toolroom lathe. So a model "W" was the standard 16" lathe and a "CW" was a toolroom equipped 16" "W" lathe.

    From the second picture, the base of the tailstock and the cross...
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    Monarch Machine Tool was building L&S Powerturns...

    Monarch Machine Tool was building L&S Powerturns when they sold the Sidney, Ohio company to Monarch Lathe LP. They can supply parts and manual for this machine.

    John
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    I would suggest collecting all the historical...

    I would suggest collecting all the historical design data and see if everything was dated. i worked for a company that was sued for patent infringement and showed in court that they in fact sketched...
  24. If Monarch would make new drawings or not...

    If Monarch would make new drawings or not depended on type of change made to the assembly. If it was backwards compatible then they would just revise the drawing and BoM. If not they would make a...
  25. Yes each number would have a assembly drawing. ...

    Yes each number would have a assembly drawing.

    All subassemblies would be built, test and delivered to final assembly. Where to top final assemblers could finish a EE in one 8 shift.
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