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    Default need info on a 9 inch serial # 50044

    i cannot find any info on recent purchase.cat.# 130-ZB .from the serial # it appears to be 1931-1937.tag on the cover is stamped 9 inch 3 1/2 foot bed.the lathe is in incredible shape.was mounted on a homemade wood stand with underdrive.looks to be original paint.i will post pics later after work.any info would be great.jim

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    awaiting pic confirmation but I believe you have an O series 9" standard change gear,simplex drive lathe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iwananew10K View Post
    awaiting pic confirmation but I believe you have an O series 9" standard change gear,simplex drive lathe.
    img_1085.jpg a few photos,thanks for the fast respone.overall condition is really nice.still has scraping on the entire bed,cross-slide and compound.all gears are like new.i dont think it is repainted due to the fact that mechanically it is like new.there is a coat of glyptol and a coat of grey .what do you think.

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    img_1090.jpgmore pics-i hope
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails img_1086.jpg   img_1084.jpg   img_1093.jpg   img_1094.jpg  

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    img_1088.jpgimg_1089.jpgimg_1087.jpg dauber and some paint

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    I was *almost* right...but almost rarely counts.

    Not simplex drive, you have a bench mount under drive 9" 0 series standard change gear lathe...and a very fine looking one at that!

    see pg 23 here- courtesy of SBLworkshop-
    http://www.wswells.com/data/catalog/...934_cat_94.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by iwananew10K View Post
    I was *almost* right...but almost rarely counts.

    Not simplex drive, you have a bench mount under drive 9" 0 series standard change gear lathe...and a very fine looking one at that!

    see pg 23 here- courtesy of SBLworkshop-
    http://www.wswells.com/data/catalog/...934_cat_94.pdf
    thanks again for the response.the serial # leads me to believe 1931 not that it matters.

    the lathe has full set of rivett collets and change gears(like new),steady and follow rests ,4 jaw and centers.original tool post.i am building a solid bench and mounting everything soon.i have 5 other lathes ,not sure if i have room for this one.thanks again for help.jim

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    just because the catalog is a little later doesn't mean they were not making the machine before that.

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    tell us about yer bench & back panel
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    Wow! Can't be too many from that era that still look like yours. Great find.

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    Did you get it as a "basket case", or is that your doing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by animal12 View Post
    tell us about yer bench & back panel
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    i just got back to this lathe and saw this response.i have a matching set of 2 piece adjustable cast iron plates,like new.they are going away soon if interested.weigh about a ton per set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLK001 View Post
    Did you get it as a "basket case", or is that your doing?
    as found,torn down,washed and oiled.ready to mount on original early bench i found last week.this is available.by far the cleanest original south bend i have seen and i have been a mechanic for 45 years.did south bend use this color originally. jim

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    I could be wrong (lot of that going around at my house lately) but I do not believe that to be an original South Bend color from the 1930's. Regardless, still looks to be a very nice lathe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dobermann View Post
    I could be wrong (lot of that going around at my house lately) but I do not believe that to be an original South Bend color from the 1930's. Regardless, still looks to be a very nice lathe.
    i did not think it was.apparently someone repainted it ,did a really nice job.it looks neat and professional.many hours involved in such a detailed paint job.i was contemplating a repaint but decided to match the base to the existing lathe color.at this point its more about the condition of the mechanical s than the color.


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