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    Hoping to pick this up for $150. Looks to be a 9A. Buddy said it should be still under power and working. Hope to get some better pics soon and the through hole spindle diameter. Really want to see a good pic of the apron and bed ways near the spindle.48057.jpg

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    Larger than 9 - possibly 13 or 14 1/2. Double tumbler says no older than early fifties

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnoder View Post
    Larger than 9 - possibly 13 or 14 1/2. Double tumbler says no older than early fifties
    John, I sure hope your right! Lathe ID

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    Its a 13", which has a more narrow motor base. The front side door that is missing is rectangle in shape.

    14.5 and 16" the motor base is wider, and the front base door is square.

    I don't recall seeing any, but I thought I read that one of the 10" that used the same base as a 13".

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    Quote Originally Posted by texasgunsmith View Post
    Its a 13", which has a more narrow motor base. The front side door that is missing is rectangle in shape.

    14.5 and 16" the motor base is wider, and the front base door is square.

    I don't recall seeing any, but I thought I read that one of the 10" that used the same base as a 13".
    Good stuff. Can't wait to see the bed ways in person. Not getting my hopes up. Lol!

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    If later "X" cross girts in bed casting suggest hard ways. Not that the photo shows these

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    Don't do anything to the lathe before you get it home. It has been oil starved for years. Putting it under power before a complete teardown/felt replace, etc, risks rapid damage to the lathe. For $150, just show up, load it on a trailer and get the h back home before anyone comes their senses!

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    At least one of the cast-iron covers is stacked behind the lathe, visible in the photo. When you pick it up you need to do a search/destroy mission to find
    whatever parts and tooling may be scattered around in there.

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    Amazing - has flip down chip / coolant shield. Run hard and put away wet those many years ago

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnoder View Post
    If later "X" cross girts in bed casting suggest hard ways. Not that the photo shows these

    You can make them out in this one

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    John, just for your information my 1940 model A nine inch has a double tumbler gear box so they were available before the 1950s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garyphansen View Post
    John, just for your information my 1940 model A nine inch has a double tumbler gear box so they were available before the 1950s.

    Thanks!

    I know - brother Harry has an elderly 9A

    My comment based on fact the photo shows a far larger machine than a 9A. A reference could be my catalog 100-F from August 1946 - in which all QC lathes larger than the 9A have single tumbler QC boxes

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    Should have a lot more pics today and hope to go look at it in person tomorrow. Lathe ID

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    Just don't power it up until you've had the opportunity to dig into it and check the oil paths. If you want to move the carriage and TS, bring an oil can and squirt under them before you move things. For $150, I'd just back up my trailer and load it up! Even if it turns out to be total crap, the parts alone will more than quadruple your investment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLK001 View Post
    Just don't power it up until you've had the opportunity to dig into it and check the oil paths. If you want to move the carriage and TS, bring an oil can and squirt under them before you move things. For $150, I'd just back up my trailer and load it up! Even if it turns out to be total crap, the parts alone will more than quadruple your investment.
    Yeah, I'll have my squirt bottle of Vactra with me. Lathe ID

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    Humongous project!! Good for you!
    Ditto on no power B4 clean-up, and grab anything
    that looks lathe related.

    I'd take that dog too, by the way!

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    Heck I thought the dog was the owner!

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    Everything lined up for tomorrow morning. He has one of these sitting outside too. Should be interesting to see what that one looks like. Lol!screenshot_20201203-193200.jpgscreenshot_20201203-193133.jpg

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    Make a pass thru the tool chest by the window - maybe some interesting stuff other than tools

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ja_cain View Post
    Everything lined up for tomorrow morning. He has one of these sitting outside too. Should be interesting to see what that one looks like. Lol!screenshot_20201203-193200.jpgscreenshot_20201203-193133.jpg

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