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Rockwell Manufacturing Co.
Pittsburgh, PA

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Lathe, Wood
Machine Size: 12"
Submitted By: Tom Snashall
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 12" wood lathe, mod. 46-510, ser. # 1302720
Date of Manufacturer: Circa 1962
Serial Number:
Last Updated 7/26/2004 12:00:00 AM

Recently purchased lathe from the estate of a friend - a retired high school woodshop teacher and talented wood turner and carver, whose work was shown in galeries. The lathe had been part of his woodshop class equipment - which he purchased from his school district and maintained in great shape. It has six speeds - 660, 1000, 1500, 2000, 2700 and 3550. It is mounted on a stamped metal stand. The motor is 1/2 HP. The ID plate is in perfect shape and lists the catalog # as 46-510, and the serial # as 1302720. The manufacturer is named as Rockwell Mfg. Co., of Pittsburg, PA. From these numbers I am assuming that it was mfg. circa 1962, during the Bellefountaine (Ohio) Years. If I am wrong here, I would appreciate a correction. I will submit two pictures - #1, a closeup of the headstock, and #2, an overall view.

Photo 1:

Comments: Location of speed change dial
Source: Took picture myself
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Photo 2:

Comments: Overall of lathe and stand
Source: Took picture myself
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