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Sears | Craftsman
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Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Lathe, Wood
Machine Size: 9" x 30"
Submitted By: Curtis Garrett
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 9" Swing / Model "100" 103.23870
Date of Manufacturer: 1953
Serial Number: none
Last Updated 7/5/2017 4:56:12 PM

Comments:
I bought this Craftsman wood lathe from a guy in Poteau Oklahoma for $115 on the original Craftsman 16"x30" metal stand with a 1/2-hp Craftsman/Packard motor. It also came with 5 carbide tipped Craftsman turning tools, several centers, a buffing arbor and the RARE optional extra long tool rest. His dad bought this machine brand new in Tulsa Oklahoma around 1953. The lathe has it's original paint on it and is in excellent condition seeing very little use. I have replaced the drive belt and resurfaced the old seasoned Southern Yellow Pine top, added a new toggle switch to the front in a metal box and replaced the electrical cord.

UPDATE: I finally found a super rare cast pedestal style stand up in the Detroit area where all these King-Seely machines were made. Blasted down to bare metal. primed and top coated in a Awl Grip paint system. The top is 1" solid red oak sealed in WEST System epoxy and the coated in clear (G3005) Awl Grip. I added the Craftsman "Powr Panl" switch I had saved of another machine that I had to replace the original toggle switch and repaint in Awl Grip also. Added a very NICE vintage 1950-51 Century 1/3-HP motor that was off a Homecraft drill press when bought now and added a new Fenner link belt also.

For a nice history on Craftsman/King-Seeley Model 80 9" swing wood lathe...the Dunlap Model 40 8" swing wood lathe... and the final evolution and last American made Craftsman lathe; the 12" swing wood lathe on the 2 1/4" steel tube that appeared in go to the website below.

http://www.lathes.co.uk/craftsmanwood

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Comments: 1953 Craftsman/King-Seeley Model "100" 9 inch wood lathe on optional RARE Pedestl Cast iron stand
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Comments: Front view showing vintage Craftsman "Powr Panl" and vintage ealry 1950's Century 1/3-HP motor and a RARE optional Craftsman extra long tool post set up.
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Comments: Front view with original single tool post.
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Comments: Left side angle view on pedestal stand.
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Comments: View as purchaesed on Craftsman 16 x 30" steell stand with Craftsman 1/2-HP motor and 5 Craftsman carbide tipped turning tools bought with this lathe new in 1953.
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Comments: Pristine Craftsman badge logo shot (all original paint on this lathe)
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