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Manufactured/Badged by:
R. K. LeBlond Machine Tool Co.
Cincinnati, OH

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Metal Working Machinery
Machine Type: Lathe, Metal
Machine Size: 14"
Submitted By: Steve Oclon
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: Leblond Quickchange
Date of Manufacturer: 1908
Serial Number: C1879
Last Updated 12/13/2011 12:21:02 PM

Comments:
The machine is in wonderful shape for it's age. Conformation from Leblond states it was built in 1908. When purchased it was in pieces,dirty, rusty, and I was very lucky everything was there. The compound is not original as it was rusted solid and could not be repaired. It took 2 years of looking to find one that would match the machine. About 200 hours labor and I own a piece of working American history. The machine holds trim and the accuracy is tight and has no chatter. It came with a 3 and 4 jaw chuck, faceplate, steady rest, taper attachment,and a gearing countdown and stop. I have had this machine about 10 years and it was a hefty upgrade from a 9" Southbend. The motor pullies were converted as the original drive was from overhead and there was no motor housing on the machine. Enjoy the pictures.

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