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Manufactured/Badged by:
South Bend Lathe Works
South Bend, IN

True Manufacturer:
South Bend Lathe Works, South Bend, IN
Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Metal Working Machinery
Machine Type: Lathe, Metal
Machine Size: 3'
Submitted By: Chris Giombetti
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: South Bend 9A
Date of Manufacturer: 1940
Serial Number: 102,717 (View SN Registry Entry)
Last Updated 12/1/2016 8:09:05 PM

Bought local from the son of a deceased machinist who bought it from a machinist.
Came with enough tooling to fill a mid sized Kennedy box. It is plug and play.
Chucks: 3 and 4 jaw, 4 drill chucks, cutters, reamers, dogs, tool holders, lantern posts, turret posts, boring bars, wrenches, live center, dead centers, full set of collets with draw bar and rack.
and more....a lot more.
The ways are in amazing condition, very light wear. Of course there is some, few thousands.
I sent into Grizzly/South bend for the serial card and what came back was impressive.
The original owner was Fleetwings, here in Bristol Pa.


Amazing history here. They produced airplanes and entered into making them for the WW2 war effort, but failed, and closed operations in 1943.
My intention is a complete tear down and rebuild, I have already acquired all the components and materials to do so.
Wicks, Bearings, Bushings, Oils and greases, Guides and data plate(which I am on the fence about).

Photo 1:

Comments: Strapped to the trailer
Source: yup that would be me
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Comments: Serial card
Source: Grizzly/ South Bend
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