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    Default 1930s Gearbox Tag Color Scheme

    Anybody out there have photos of the an original 1930s 15" (Catalog No. 888-x) lathe gearbox plate?

    Trying to decipher the original color scheme for a restoration.

    gearbox-scan.jpg

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    Can't personally confirm. But everything I find seems to have red atleast somewhere in top going atleast into the 1920's

    23.jpg 24.jpg 25.jpg

    A million pics here:
    South Bend Picture Gallery

    Still eagerly awaiting all those fat tags, like you made for your 16"

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    mid 30s gearbox, untouched

    187524d7-b9ef-411c-a0cf-4ca50f0e13d6.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by texasgunsmith View Post
    Can't personally confirm. But everything I find seems to have red atleast somewhere in top going atleast into the 1920's

    23.jpg 24.jpg 25.jpg

    A million pics here:
    South Bend Picture Gallery

    Still eagerly awaiting all those fat tags, like you made for your 16"
    All close, none is an exact match...we may just have to make a command decision soon and lay down the masking tape for breaks in the powdercoat!


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    Quote Originally Posted by iwananew10K View Post
    mid 30s gearbox, untouched

    187524d7-b9ef-411c-a0cf-4ca50f0e13d6.jpg
    So close, off by a hair...I’m wondering if the 888 was a low volume seller back then?


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    possibly Steve can cofirm, but i would imagine the coloration on the plates would be the same?

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    Tom,
    I can't be totally certain, but I believe South Bend used the remaining Tags from the Model 88 Series O machine on the first N series lathes. They didn't change the model number of the Series N 15-inch (88) until after the tags were gone. Thrifty!!
    I would definitely use the colors from the Series O machine, being this is the cross-over N model number.

    Steve

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    I found a file with the correct tags: 1935 N series 888 toolroom
    Has enough color left to see it.

    http://www.wswells.com/sn/sn_images/60638.pdf

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by swells View Post
    I found a file with the correct tags: 1935 N series 888 toolroom
    Has enough color left to see it.

    http://www.wswells.com/sn/sn_images/60638.pdf

    Steve
    This is the one, and that photo is clear enough for me to work with it on the powdercoat masking.

    Thanks Steve!


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