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  1. New ( to me) Edlund 1B drill press; seeking info

    I just bought an old drill press, an Edlund bearing the serial number 4969. Can anyone help me date it, or share technical or historical info? I've already looked at what's available on...
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    Thanks Craig! I'd already found your videos and...

    Thanks Craig! I'd already found your videos and they've been quite helpful. They're part of why I've pursued this particular lathe.

    Thanks John & Paolo as well. The sellers and I seem to be...
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    Thanks Paolo - it looks like our posts crossed in...

    Thanks Paolo - it looks like our posts crossed in the ether, and it looks like I've understood what you're calling the shuttle bar. Maybe I'll take the plunge; I"m sure I could modify the lever and...
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    IF the problem is in the actuating linkage and...

    IF the problem is in the actuating linkage and not in the reversing gears and coupling dogs....
    Here's an image I found of the patent drawing:

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    Does anyone know how the automatic stop...
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    Thanks for the added info. Looks like some of...

    Thanks for the added info. Looks like some of Hendey's similar machines in the 50s (e.g. 1x30) were geared for top speed of 1200rpm so I won't worry about that.

    My main concern at this point is...
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    Well I got to spend some time with 29837...

    Well I got to spend some time with 29837 yesterday and I'm a bit disappointed. The sellers represented it as working well, but there is at least one serious issue.

    Positives:
    • 14.5" swing over...
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    I've been unable to locate the checklist referred...

    I've been unable to locate the checklist referred to above, but I've written to SouthBendModel34 to see if he can point me to it. In the mean time, here's my draft inspection checklist:
    Draft...
  8. Draft checklist for inspection/assessment of geared head Hendey lathe

    Inspection/assessment checklist attached below, along with diagram it refers to.

    I'll update this as new info becomes available. Feedback & suggestions are welcome; I'm a beginner.

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    Thanks so much Hendeyman! This is really useful...

    Thanks so much Hendeyman! This is really useful new information, and I'm grateful for your work in making archival details available to us all. I'm hoping to see the machine again this weekend, and...
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    I'd like to assess its mechanical function &...

    I'd like to assess its mechanical function & condition, since I can't take on a major repair project right now, at ym next visit and I'm trying to be as prepared as possible for that. I'm also...
  11. OK thanks. Moved it to here....

    OK thanks. Moved it to here.
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    What can I learn from a Hendey serial number?

    I'm looking at a 12x30 numbered 29837. If anyone can tell me what records indicate for this serial number, I'd really appreciate it! The seller has dementia and his family only knows he purchased it...
  13. Is there any other way to learn what serial...

    Is there any other way to learn what serial number can tell me? I'm concerned my sellers will stop waiting for me, so I'd like to go back to assess the lathe soon and make an offer.

    It's a 12x30...
  14. Yes, thanks... tried that first. Will try to...

    Yes, thanks... tried that first. Will try to remove with a drift at next opportunity. Perhaps an ejector pin that should live in the quill has been lost.
  15. What can I learn from a Hendey serial number?

    I'm looking at a 12x30 numbered 29837. If anyone can tell me what records indicate for this serial number, I'd really appreciate it! The seller has dementia and his family only knows he purchased it...
  16. How to remove tool stuck in Hendey 10x30 tailstock quill

    Hi -
    I'm not very experienced with metal lathes, and looking at a Hendey 12x30 that's for sale. A drill chuck is stuck in the tailstock quill and I don't see a way to remove it. Sadly the seller...
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