Jim B. <btdtrf@...>
I was hopping you would get involved.
The data I have actually shows two series of serial numbers.
The first is preceded by the year, well not quite, There is no 74 or 76.
Then TT which I take to be the letter code, like N, K, etc Strangely the 13 is just a single T.
But then there is a second series, starting in 1978 with a 5 digit number followed by TT.
Can you shed any light on this? I had thought the 14 was made elsewhere but you say South Bend. That’s good to know.
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.?