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    Here is a lathe ad from 1883. Rob

    Here is a lathe ad from 1883.

    Rob
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    Not true for this planer. It is for lifting the...

    Not true for this planer.
    It is for lifting the table.

    Rob
  3. The two South Bend bases. Rob

    The two South Bend bases.

    Rob
  4. I have a spare table but no screw. I was going...

    I have a spare table but no screw.
    I was going to make up the parts but I have other projects that are more important.

    I have a South Bend nut that works, from another machine.
    It needs to be...
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    There is a set screw with a spring and ball that...

    There is a set screw with a spring and ball that locks into a detent.
    You might have to back out the set screw.

    Rob
  6. Since this thread was moved to the Antique...

    Since this thread was moved to the Antique Machinery and History forum, when I posted my response, the quote above makes no sense.

    This is what other forum members are saying about your responses....
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    Yes on needing pictures. South Bend did build an...

    Yes on needing pictures.
    South Bend did build an 8 inch swing lathe at one time.

    Rob
  8. I don't understand the need to criticize. Size...

    I don't understand the need to criticize.

    Size is perspective. To some this could be a big lathe and others it is not.
    I have seen and run lathes that would dwarf the ATW, shown in this thread,...
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    Flywheel 100 rpm. Rob

    Flywheel 100 rpm.

    Rob
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    I knew as soon as I saw the knob that it was P&W....

    I knew as soon as I saw the knob that it was P&W.
    The very early lathes had the knob. The later lathes, although still early, had the lever.

    Rob
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    Roadtoad posted the tail stock picture while I...

    Roadtoad posted the tail stock picture while I was typing my response in post #6.
    That is an early Pratt & Whitney tail stock.

    The makers tag would look like one of these.
    It could be the...
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    It is an early Pratt & Whitney as John said. The...

    It is an early Pratt & Whitney as John said.
    The style of legs and the knobs on the head stock and apron.
    The bearing caps look original.

    Rob
  13. I checked that out at one time for my many trips...

    I checked that out at one time for my many trips to Michigan.
    Too expensive for me.
    $72 per adult, $72 for a pickup, $7 per foot for a trailer, all one way.

    Rob
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    Pictures. Better late than never. I have never...

    Pictures. Better late than never.
    I have never seen this in any B&S catalogs.

    Rob
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    Is there a number stamped here? And if so, what...

    Is there a number stamped here? And if so, what is it?

    Rob
  16. Bring many one dollar bills and many quarters and...

    Bring many one dollar bills and many quarters and dimes and nickles.
    If you go through Chicago at night, not all of the toll booths are manned.
    They have automated machines that don't give change,...
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    It looks like a sad end for this lathe. Probably...

    It looks like a sad end for this lathe.
    Probably sold the legs and now selling parts.

    Antique Vintage 1870's David Pond Machinist Metal Lathe Tail Stock | eBay

    Rob
  18. M.T.Co., Mass Tool Co. are the Massachusetts Tool...

    M.T.Co., Mass Tool Co. are the Massachusetts Tool Company made by Goodell-Pratt.
    It was their division for making their machinist tools.

    Union Caliper Co. and Union Tool Co. are the same...
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    I am not sure of the exact date, but sometime in...

    I am not sure of the exact date, but sometime in the mid 1870's Wolcottville merged with Torrington.

    Hendey factory from the 1875 Wolcottville map.
    Also J. Hendey and H.J. Hendey houses.

    An...
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    Morse never had a patent for his taper, nor did...

    Morse never had a patent for his taper, nor did Manhattan Fire Arms Co./American Standard Tool Co.
    No American machine tool maker, that I know of, has a patent for a machine tool taper.
    We talked...
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    More like 1860's to early 1870's. The half...

    More like 1860's to early 1870's.

    The half nuts could be bronze with babbitt.

    Rob
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    A rough time frame. George P. Hodson, 1825-1899....

    A rough time frame.
    George P. Hodson, 1825-1899.
    James L. Hodson, 1835-1899.
    Brothers, came over from England in 1842.
    Started in Philadelphia in 1864?

    Rob
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    Try to upload larger pictures. Also take very...

    Try to upload larger pictures.
    Also take very good care of this lathe.
    Don't do anything, mechanically, to the lathe that can not be undone.

    Rob
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    1887. Hoisting Machines. Gopsill's...

    1887.
    Hoisting Machines.

    Gopsill's Philadelphia city directory ... 1887. - Full View | HathiTrust Digital Library | HathiTrust Digital Library

    Rob
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    James L. Hodson obituary from American Machinist...

    James L. Hodson obituary from American Machinist magazine 1899.

    American machinist. v.22 1899 Jan-Dec. - Full View | HathiTrust Digital Library | HathiTrust Digital Library

    Rob
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