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Machine Serial Number Registry
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South Bend Lathe Works
South Bend, IN

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Machine Information
Serial Number: 172954
Machine Type: Lathe
Machine Description: Model 444A 9" swing, 4' bed horizontal motor drive
Owner: Dom Dipyatic
Manufacture Date: 1949 est
Notes: Source=Owner's submission (admin added estimated date based on s/n): I purchased this machine in 1991 from a private owner. It came with 3-jaw, 4-jaw chucks, a steady and follower rest, lantern tool post holder, numerous straight, left and right tool holders, two drill chucks, micrometer carriage stop and a bunch of high speed bits. I also have the original Parts List with the serial number of the lathe hand written on the cover. Also included was a 1944 copy of How to run a lathe, and The South Bend Machine Shop Course for apperntice training. Book No. 39-B with 12 projects.
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