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Is this an 11 inch lathe?


walpick55
 

Serial No. 20617
65 inches from gear cover to end of bed.
60 inch bed length.
From centre chuck to ways measures approx 5 3/8 inches.
Drives from 3 stage flat belt pulley.
Motor originally mounted somewhere to the rear topside of the lathe.
Here in England its difficult to find many people who even know the
name Southbend.
Can anyone help me please?
How does one post photos relating to this message board?


frankkerfoot
 

South Bend made an 11" lathe in the 1920's and 30's. Your serial number of ~20,000 is consistent with that range of dates. It was available with a 60" bed length. The 1934 catalog reprint I have lists the swing over the bed as 11 1/4", and you mention a center height of 5 3/8". Is that straight down to the bed or to the nearest part of the bed to the center in any radial direction (defining the work size which it can swing)? The 3 step pulley is right (but most lathes fit that). It was available with an "over the headstock" electric motor drive. By the way, Tony Griffith (in the UK, oddly enough) has a figure showing the 11" South Bend lathe from that era on his website, www.lathe.co.uk.
Frank Kerfoot

From: walpick55
 
Serial No. 20617
65 inches from gear cover to end of bed.
60 inch bed length.
From centre chuck to ways measures approx 5 3/8 inches.
Drives from 3 stage flat belt pulley.
Motor originally mounted somewhere to the rear topside of the lathe.
Here in England its difficult to find many people who even know the
name Southbend.
Can anyone help me please?
How does one post photos relating to this message board?


frankkerfoot
 

Oops- It is www.lathes.co.uk. (look in the South Bend section, 1920 to 1930)
Frank
 
 By the way, Tony Griffith (in the UK, oddly enough) has a figure showing the 11" South Bend lathe from that era on his website, www.lathe.co.uk.

Frank Kerfoot