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  1. 9" SB Junior finishing touches. Calling Mr Wells

    Just made this chip pan holder and back splash from an old steel table. Almost operational. Yes, that is an original 1929 3 C collet box from South Bend.

    1931 South Bend 9" Junior Lathe Cat#...
  2. Thread: B&A Precision

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    Glad to hear the work situation improved. We are...

    Glad to hear the work situation improved. We are slowly getting more orders as well.


    RF
  3. Thread: Southbend mystery

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    http://www.wswells.com/data/catalog/1935_Cat_No.58...

    http://www.wswells.com/data/catalog/1935_Cat_No.58R/1935_Cat_No.58R.pdf

    Here is a catalog from 1935 about W.B. Rapp. Both lathes we had in shop were from them in the 1950s

    RF
  4. Thread: New unused 1984 10K

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    Brand new, never used 1984 South Bend Lathe 10K -...

    Brand new, never used 1984 South Bend Lathe 10K - what is the value of such an item?


    He means this one.
  5. Thread: What did I buy !!

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    Seneca Falls Lathes...

    Seneca Falls Lathes

    Here is some info.

    RF
  6. Thread: W & S Surprise

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    Our 2A & 3A were early 50' and rebuilt in the...

    Our 2A & 3A were early 50' and rebuilt in the 60's. The 2 1/4" 5 spindle bar machine was bought new from W&S in 1947.

    Hope there will be photos.


    RF
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    What a shame. When I got interested in Astronomy...

    What a shame. When I got interested in Astronomy back in high school Yerkes was one of the main scopes always mentioned in books.
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    Nice, are you going to do small dials as well? I...

    Nice, are you going to do small dials as well? I have a 9" Jr.

    They look great!

    Rocco
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    [QUOTE/ Do you have a photo of how your motor...

    [QUOTE/ Do you have a photo of how your motor wiring is done? Mine looks completely aftermarket, and it would be nice to see an original.
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    If motor is running, might not want to mess...
  10. Thanks for the info.

    Thanks for the info.
  11. OT: Looking for a Thread Grinding shop in PA, NJ, NY area

    Does anyone use or know of a Thread Grinding shop in tri-state area. Our previous vendor in NY no longer does it.

    I don't have all the details but we need to make a focusing rod, .250 x 32...
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    Sent your gmail info to a friend who is looking...

    Sent your gmail info to a friend who is looking for a lathe. Not sure if he is looking for one this big. Told him to reference my name so you know it's a legit request.

    RF
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    Heavy Duty Metal SOUTH BEND BENCHTOP LATHE, 9" X...

    Heavy Duty Metal SOUTH BEND BENCHTOP LATHE, 9" X 24" | eBay

    Missing tail stock and gears???
  14. $300.00? I'd check around. Guy I work with just...

    $300.00? I'd check around. Guy I work with just put his cat down and had it cremated ( wife insisted) for $ 150. 00.

    Don't take the chance of something going wrong. My last college apartment...
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    My 1931 Junior was ordered gray from South Bend...

    My 1931 Junior was ordered gray from South Bend by the Philadelphia vocational school that purchased it.

    RF
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    Yep, high while operating crane. Knocked wall...

    Yep, high while operating crane. Knocked wall down on top of store next to demo site.
  17. Thread: Moderator Matt

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    Congrats JR RF

    Congrats JR

    RF
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    Nope. Been around a lot of shops and auctions...

    Nope. Been around a lot of shops and auctions over the years and got a feeling of deja vu....LOL. Auction I was just at was in Ivyland and the owner looked nothing like the guy in the photo.
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    Sounds like a good deal for all that. Two...

    Sounds like a good deal for all that. Two similar style SB lathes at a nearby auction went for about $1500 combined. They had tooling and were very dirty, didn't get a chance to check them out.
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  20. OK, thanks for the info. Rocco

    OK, thanks for the info.

    Rocco
  21. I don't know the history of it but someone also...

    I don't know the history of it but someone also wiped out most of the teeth on the bull gear and back gears. It's not in use.
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    The No. 5 my step-dad had in his shop was a...

    The No. 5 my step-dad had in his shop was a Square Head 1960's model. If I remember correctly Square Head models started in 1960??. She looks well cared for, maybe late 40's-50's model.

    We had a...
  23. Thank you for double checking. The boss will be...

    Thank you for double checking. The boss will be surprised, he was thinking 40's LOL
  24. Can someone confirm I deciphered Catalog number and Serial number correctly?

    The other day the boss overheard me talking about my 1931 SB Jr. and 3 other South Bends I saw at a nearby auction. I was there to buy 6 double door cabinets.

    Anyway I had mentioned my lathe is...
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    OK, Thanks Ted

    OK, Thanks Ted
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