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  1. Thread: Le Blond Regal

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    I have owned two of the fifteen inch LeBlond...

    I have owned two of the fifteen inch LeBlond "trainer" lathes with consecutive serial numbers. They were purchased new by Louisiana State University in 1941... The first one I bought had been...
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    Yeah I got mine at a federal auction....It came...

    Yeah I got mine at a federal auction....It came from the Navy and had no arbor supports or other stuff that was probably thrown in the scrap because nobody knew what it was for...I know from factory...
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    Well put....When I think of what I paid for most...

    Well put....When I think of what I paid for most of that stuff and the crazy prices they ask for some of it today, I am totally shocked...Well I guess it is like a friend of mine once said: "Ain't...
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    Think I'll sit on mine for awhile.. Maybe I...

    Think I'll sit on mine for awhile.. Maybe I should tell the wife in case I croak....She'll give it to the scrap man to get rid of it....Cheers; Ramsay 1:)
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    2hl

    Wow I wonder what I could get for mine with complete low lead attachment (with all gear sets), two vertical heads, one slotting attachment, arbor supports, arm brace, etc etc.. Think I'll hang on...
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    My Kearney and Trecker 2hl universal horizontal...

    My Kearney and Trecker 2hl universal horizontal came from the Navy and was wired for 440....I had to rewire the motor pigtails, change the overloads out for twice the amperage, and as the machine had...
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    Reminds me of a place I worked when I was...

    Reminds me of a place I worked when I was young....Boss would get everyone to climb aboard the counterweight of the forklift when it was just a bit light with a heavy load..No one got hurt or killed...
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    Say what you will about the old days but at least...

    Say what you will about the old days but at least you could be sure she was a woman.. With the freaks today, it can be anybody's guess with some of them....Use to love the plastic covered bikini...
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    Gas was made from coal here in the USA in certain...

    Gas was made from coal here in the USA in certain sections years ago.. Kearney and Trecker Corporation, Milwaukee, was involved in a major lawsuit at one time because of the waste they supposedly...
  10. I can tell you all about the rapid on a 2d or...

    I can tell you all about the rapid on a 2d or rather the lack of one... An old K&T employee once told me that was a major complaint about the early 2d mills and anyone who has used one without power...
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    I saw one like you are describing go for 200...

    I saw one like you are describing go for 200 bucks at an auction one time.. I started to bid on it but I had already won some stuff and as the story of my life goes, I was short on cash... The press...
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    A spot of carbon black the size of a quarter will...

    A spot of carbon black the size of a quarter will I think smear from Baton Rouge to Bourbon Street New Orleans or at least it seems so....I don't want to be anywhere near the stuff or have it on...
  13. My 2hl universal has no problem at all raising...

    My 2hl universal has no problem at all raising and lowering the knee under power or rapid traverse...Your safety clutch may be getting weak...Cheers; Ramsay 1:)
  14. My K&T machines leaked oil from the vertical...

    My K&T machines leaked oil from the vertical support.. I don't think there is a seal in there and the oil is just what has accumulated over time and when you lower the knee, the oil is forced...
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    What little experience I have with carbon black...

    What little experience I have with carbon black is enough.. At the place I once worked, we handled bulk materials from river barges, rail cars, trucks, etc.. Boss said someone has tons of carbon...
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    YVW....Cheers; Ramsay 1:)

    YVW....Cheers; Ramsay 1:)
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    SUS ratings

    This might prove helpful though the prices are old.. Cheers; Ramsay 1:)
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    Please post a pic of the gears that were...

    Please post a pic of the gears that were removed....I can't see anyone trying to power tap with a 2d but I suppose some would try it.. Cheers; Ramsay 1:)
  19. Splined drive shaft would be for a low lead unit...

    Splined drive shaft would be for a low lead unit or possibly a rotab drive bracket.....Page 32 here: Kearney & Trecker Co. - Publication Reprints - Workholding Attachments and Accessories - Catalog...
  20. Thread: OT-Split rims

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    A man was killed not far from here working on a...

    A man was killed not far from here working on a truck tire.. Seems he did not have it in a cage or chained and the lock ring blew off and hit him in the head...At one place I worked, we would lower...
  21. I gave a perfect one for a 16" South Bend to the...

    I gave a perfect one for a 16" South Bend to the scrap man years ago.. Just no need for it....Cheers; Ramsay 1:)
  22. Wow sounds like you have a gold mine there.. If...

    Wow sounds like you have a gold mine there.. If you put that stuff on ebay, you may be able to build a new house mortgage free!.....Can't wait to see some of your literature on Vintage Machinery.....
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    Must be a return channel plugged...Cheers; Ramsay...

    Must be a return channel plugged...Cheers; Ramsay 1:)
  24. The book I got the pages from is for dealers only...

    The book I got the pages from is for dealers only and it shows the changes made over the years to the 2h milling machine and at which points they were made... I don't think there were many of those...
  25. 2h Vertical Parts

    Here is info on the machine you have including serial numbers where changes were made to the door...If you get the lot number off the machine you can find out when it was made at Vintagemachinery.org...
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