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Manufactured/Badged by:
Yates-American Machine Co., Inc.
Beloit, WI; Roscoe, IL; Liberty, NC

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Lathe, Wood
Machine Size: 12"
Submitted By: Tim Leistico
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: No. 12 Speed Lathe
Date of Manufacturer: 1926
Serial Number: R-6560
Last Updated 9/24/2012 3:29:23 AM

I bought this lathe a few years ago. PO was relocation/down-sizing etc. Most moving parts were stuck with rust.
Or 4-5 coats of paint. I got interested recently and cleaned it up. 4 speed / 1/2 hp 3 ph motor. caused to upgrade the power in my shop to 3phase.
draws 2 amps per phase. NO vibration what so ever.
Out board spindle is 1" 8tpi., Inboard spindle is 1 1/8, 8 tpi. Out board spindle was bent a little., BUT of course, this lathe had been beat on some time in it's life.
Stripped 4-5 coats old paint. Rustoleum Dark Machine Gray over auto primer. Plasti-Kote Old Ford Blue at the motor housing.
Another OWWM'r took his mag. switch housing to the foundry as a pattern to match the cover missing on this lathe.
THANKS D.W.. Chas W. helped me rebore the tailstock taper to a #2 Morse. Thanks

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Comments: As purchased
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Comments: Prgress - I think greeen was YA's color?
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Comments: Completed 4 21 2012
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Comments: Completed 100% w/shelf and moble base 9-24-12
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