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Manufactured/Badged by:
Sears | Companion
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True Manufacturer:
King-Seeley Corp.-Central Specialty Division, Ann Arbor, MI; Ypsilanti, MI
Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Lathe, Wood
Machine Size: 8"x27"
Submitted By: Brian Kachadurian
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 103.0603
Date of Manufacturer: 1940
Serial Number: None
Last Updated 10/3/2018 7:25:12 AM

Comments:
>>MACHINE<<
Sears Companion 8x24 wood lathe built by Central Specialty.
Cast iron head and tail stock.
Cast iron tool rest and slide.
Cast iron bed feet.
Steel bed.
Steel 5/8" plain shaft on two Oilite bearings.
Originally Sears Royal Blue, a previous owner painted it gray.

>>HISTORY<<
September 2018: Purchased from a fellow OWWMer and picked up at ArnFest 2018.

October 2018:
Powered by a Craftsman ½ hp 1750 rpm motor on a pivot mount.
A block of wood under the motor keeps excess load off the lathe bearings.
Test cuts on a slug of white oak attached to a 3" faceplate.

Photo 1:

Comments: Test run-October 2018
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Photo 2:

Comments: Lathe model and part number inside the head stock
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Photo 3:

Comments: Companion decal outline on bed under gray paint
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Comments: Steel ½" tail stock spindle with integral center
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