Re: fourteen


The 14" Variable speed lathe was made in South Bend.
The first 2 numbers of the serial number is the year it was made. This one must have been in someone's stock for awhile or it was not the original owner...?
Does it have a Swartz Machinery tag on it?
What was the metal finishing co.? 


On Jan 2, 2014, at 2:16 PM, "JIM" <mockjim@...> wrote:


i recently bought a fourteen south bend from what i believe to be the original owner (a metal finishing co in south bend)it is model no. cl146fd. serial no. 74tt1148. their info list 6/75 as the purchase date. i have several 9" s/b lathes. oldest is 1936 used in a hudson-dodge dealership to repair armaturs. two later models with underdrive, and other parts machines.

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