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Manufactured/Badged by:
Sears | Craftsman

True Manufacturer:
Atlas Press Co., Kalamazoo, MI
Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Metal Working Machinery
Machine Type: Lathe, Metal
Machine Size: 12
Submitted By: terry plata
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 12 x 54 inch lathe
Date of Manufacturer: 1943
Serial Number: 7742s
Last Updated 12/30/2017 12:20:37 AM

Dated as 1943 by markings on headstock tapered Timken bearings. This is a change gear machine used for many years in a Boy's Orphan home in Mooseheart Illinois. This is badged as a Craftsman but built by Atlas. Note the original color was machine grey, repainted during cleaning and adjusting. Ancillary equipment; milling attachment, three jaw, four jaw, faceplate, steady rest,follow rest, taper attachment.

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Comments: 12 inch Atlas lathe
Source: terry plata
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Comments: notice Craftsman badge
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