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Manufactured/Badged by:
Rockwell Manufacturing Co.
Pittsburgh, PA

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Lathe, Wood
Machine Size: Lathe 12 inch
Submitted By: Gerald Buttigieg
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: Model 46-200
Date of Manufacturer: 1965
Serial Number: 1383636 (View SN Registry Entry)
Last Updated 9/15/2013 6:42:48 AM

Comments:
This lathe was advertised in the press in April 2007. I kept the ad in my wallet and 5 months later took a flyer and phoned the owner to enquire whether it was sold. It had not sold, so arrangements were made to view it. By pure chance, the seller also had a Rockwell Model 31-710 Belt Disc Sander for sale, a machine I had been looking for for several years. The seller, Charles Mundell was keen to sell both items and between us we arrived at an equitable price. He had other machines as well but these were not for sale.
The lathe a fine sturdy one, unfortunately was missing its pulley cover, the hand wheel on the tail stock is not original and the small sheave on the 4 speed pulley was broken off reducing it to a three speed. However it came with a lot of turning tools, and extras and for the price I opted to purchase it along with the much wanted sander. The lathe on its spindly home made stand was not madly inspiring at the time was painted a metallic green. I have started to refurbish and the only trace of Rockwell Gray to be found was under the tags. It would seem that some form of paint remover was applied at some time to remove the original paint. I have since also bought a Model 46-111 and hoped that the pulleys would be interchangeable but they are not. However the 46-111 came on a Rockwell Model 50-150 cabinet and this has now been used to mount the 46-200 lathe. A friend of mine Eric Boyd who has an engineering shop turned a replica pulley for me reinstating the 4 speed. Needing space to house all the attachments and turning chisels I had accumulated, I set about fitting drawers within the cavity. I managed this without damaging the cabinet by building a box unit which fills the cavity between the metal shelves. I have also attached a wooden unit to the back of the lathe which houses the lathe duplicator so it can be stored there when not in use. The sanding table on the right does not go with this lathe model but was bought for next to nothing and now resides here. The pictures show the lathe refurbished.

2012 The home made lathe stand was taken to a second hand outlet in Pietermaritzburg about 4 years ago where the owner of the shop assured me he could sell it. It is
still there!

2013 The home made stand was stolen apparently (scrap iron?) but I was reimbursed for it by the S/H outlet to the amount of Rand 200 ($20)

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Comments: The lathe as it is now with my set of drawers added. Mounted on Model 50-150 cabinet.
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Comments: The original ad posted and only reacted to 5 months later.
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Comments: Seller's photo as it was when bought.
Source: Charles Mundell
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Comments: Home made cover made of wood as stop gap for the original missing.
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Comments: New pulley turned for me by Eric Boyd. LHS old pulley with broken sheave.
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Comments: Label details.
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