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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: 6" swing
Submitted By: Jim Frahm
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: J-170, later pattern (?)
Date of Manufacturer: 1940s(?)
Serial Number: (View SN Registry Entry)
Last Updated 3/10/2003 12:00:00 AM

Lathe was offered for sale on eBay in March 2003. The following information was included in the seller's ad copy:

Yates-American variable speed wood lathe, S/N J170 1872
Max diameter of work 12" over bed, 16" over gap
Length of bed 39"
Variable speed, 630-3450 RPM
1 1/8" x 8 TPI spindle, 2 Morse taper
6" work rest
4" & 6" faceplates, 1 spur
8" outboard face plate/handwheel
safety guard
2 HP, 220/440 volts, 3 phase
Approximate weight 400 lbs.
Approximate dimensions 5 1/2' long x 2' wide x 3 1/2' tall

This "J-170" appears to use some identical and some different castings from other Yates-American J-170 lathes of similar capacities.

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Comments: Side view
Source: eBay Seller
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