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
But then there is a second
series, starting in 1978 with a 5 digit number followed by
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
What was the metal finishing