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South Bend Lathe Works
South Bend, IN

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Metal Working Machinery
Machine Type: Lathe, Metal
Machine Size: 11" x 60"
Submitted By: Bill Corneil
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: O-Series Cat. # 84-BB
Date of Manufacturer: 1931
Serial Number: 49310 (View SN Registry Entry)
Last Updated 4/28/2015 1:28:33 PM

Acquired this lathe from another widow. Her late husband had used the lathe for years in his hobby shop. It is basically identical to my floor model lathe with a quick-change gearbox, except it is 2 years newer and is a bench model instead of floor legs. This one had the overhead counter shaft assy. I got it basically to have a full set of "spare parts" for my 1929 Southbend 11" lathe. So far I haven't needed anything so this lathe is just sitting in storage in pieces. I may decide to either sell it complete or part it out to people who need parts from these (fairly rare) 11"ers, since South Bend discontinued the 11" lathe in 1940 to rationalize their product lines and concentrate on the 9", 10", 13" and 16" lathes.

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Comments: Here is the lathe as I acquired it still mounted to the previous owners workbench in his shop.
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Comments: The previous owner had mounted the counter shaft assy. on an overhead frame he had attached to his bench to allow the lathe to sit close to the wall.
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