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Manufactured/Badged by:
Sheldon Machine Co, Inc.
Chicago, IL

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Metal Working Machinery
Machine Type: Lathe, Metal
Machine Size: 11" x 56"
Submitted By: Fred Cooper
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: Quick Change Gear Lathe, Cat. # S-11-36
Date of Manufacturer: 1945
Serial Number: SQWE 14015T
Last Updated 3/7/2019 4:01:15 PM

Comments:
Purchased from a friend 20 years ago. The lathe was in his garage which partially burnt down. The lathe was not damaged to bad but the aluminum military data/ lube plates were damaged along with the drive belts. The 3/4 HP 208 3-ph was replaced with a 2 HP 115/230 1- ph motor. The lathe was built for the U.S. Army to be used in the Machine Shop Truck M16A2. The tail stock end of the bed/saddle had a ball swivel allowing the lathe to flex when the truck was moving. The ball was tightened once the vehicle was stationary. Note the Ordnance Cross Canon car-touche at the end of the S/N.
Many thanks to John Knox for his article "Sheldon Lathe Nomenclature, Model Designators, Serial Numbers, Special Codes and Other Tidbits".

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Comments: Sheldon Military Shop Van Lathe
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Comments: S/N w/ Ordnance Stamp
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Comments: Some Basic Issue Items
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Comments: a 1965 reprint of the TM . Note the Melted Data Plate and Burnt edges of the TM.
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Comments: Note the angle cabinet base is to clear the Wheel Well of the Shop Truck.
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Comments: Motor Cabinet
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