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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: 12" Swing
Submitted By: Bob Aquino
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 46-450 VS Lathe
Date of Manufacturer: 1970
Serial Number: El5634
Last Updated 6/29/2010 6:39:50 AM

Comments:
I picked this machine up from Dempseys in Richmond VA. It was originally used at Wyeth Labs in Richmond for odd projects and probably did not see that much use. Came with a 1 HP single phase motor, variable speed via a Reeves drive. A very clean machine, no rust. Will keep the original paint on it and just lube it up a bit and replace the line cord.
Update: Replaced all the bearings and in doing so discovered that the original baldor motor was unbalanced. Ended up swapping it out for a marathon motor. Machine runs quieter now.

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Comments: The lathe reassembled in the garage
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Comments: Business end of the lathe
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Comments: Heavy part was lowered into the truck
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Comments: New(er) marathon motor
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Comments: New Belts and bearings
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