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Manufactured/Badged by:
Montgomery Ward | Powr-Kraft

True Manufacturer:
Magna Engineering Corp., Fort Wayne, IN, Menlo Park, CA, Cincinnati, OH, and Raymond, MS
Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Lathe, Wood
Machine Size: 9"/12" by 30"
Submitted By: Jeff McVey
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: gap-bed lathe
Date of Manufacturer: ca. 1958
Serial Number:
Last Updated 12/18/2003 3:25:10 AM

I bought this machine - my first lathe - at an auction in Billings, MT, for $30.00. It was complete with stand, motor, chisels, and some tooling. True to its Magna (Shopsmith) roots, it had a 5/8" plain spindle. I sold it several years ago for about four times its cost!

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Comments: Montgomery-Ward lathe
Source: Jeff McVey photo
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