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South Bend Lathe Works
South Bend, IN

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South Bend Lathe Works, South Bend, IN
Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Metal Working Machinery
Machine Type: Lathe, Metal
Machine Size: 10" swing x 3-ft bed
Submitted By: Jim McCarthy
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: Heavy 10
Date of Manufacturer: 1940
Serial Number: 99405
Last Updated 2/24/2011 9:40:29 PM

Comments:
Purchased in condition shown with some tooling for $850 including delivery by seller to my garage "across town" (distance of 70 miles, this being Los Angeles). Seller had been using it in his shop (perhaps several times a week) but was downsizing, so listed it for sale on Craigslist. Motor is housed in the cast iron pedestal, which keeps the shop space required to a minimum (important to me since the lathe's location is along the driver's side wall of my garage). Catalog number is 8187Y, indicating this is a 10-inch "Toolroom" precision lathe, and it features the large diameter spindle bore. There is a label marked "LEE MACHINERY CO. / MACHINE TOOLS / DETROIT, MICH." (the South Bend dealer that originally sold the lathe in 1940, to the Detroit Lubricator Company as buyer). While I have no immediate plans to do a teardown/restoration, I think the job Shane Whitlock did on his Heavy 10 (shown elsewhere within this web site's photo index) is absolutely gorgeous -- beautiful choice of colors in my opinion (wow !-).

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Comments: In as-received condition, wheeled against front of left wall of 2-car garage.
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Comments: Temporarily mounted on wooden platform and dollies, until vinyl wallboard was added to garage wall behind.
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Comments: Close-up of right end of lathe bed, with non-original thread chasing dial on right side of carriage.
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Comments: Model number nameplate
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Comments: After vinyl wall-board installed, this 1-ton hoist setup was used to lift lathe off wooden platform and dollies
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Comments: Lathe was set back down on this stack of five 2-inch tall cement blocks, to raise height of lathe by 10-inches total.
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