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kroll
11-02-2013, 08:27 PM
Guys I purchase this lathe which is on another side of the state l would like to find a manual for it.Its a 13"x36" lathe from the 50's and has a 3hp motor and I think the spindle bore is 1 1/2.I have no model or serial #'s cause the present owner can't get to the side that the brass plates are on till he removes it from his storage.I like to find a manual that has the parts diagram so that I can get an ideal of what I will be dealing with in Dec.If someone has a manual that comes close to the clues that I was given please send them my way via posting,pming or email to karoc1954@embarqmail.com.Thanks for the help ---kroll

EddyCurr
11-02-2013, 10:05 PM
Until a 13" turns up, here's some reading about the 50's era 12"
and the 60's era 14"

http://www.rockx.net/docpub/Clausing-5300_5400.pdf

http://igor.chudov.com/projects/Clausing-6913-Lathe/Clausing-6913-Lathe-Manual.pdf

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EddyCurr
11-02-2013, 10:15 PM
Some possible leads in this old thread from the archives

http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/archive/index.php/t-39475.html

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crancshafter
11-03-2013, 04:21 AM
Kroll.
Look here.

http://www.lathes.co.uk/colchester/

CS.

kroll
11-03-2013, 07:55 AM
Thanks for all the links,the clues that I have been given by the gentleman sure fits the links.He just could not get to the brass plates for the numbers.Like a kid I'm getting excited,but I hate buying something unseen.The owner knew what he was talking about speaking from yrs of experience being a owner of a small shop then selling out due to retiring and I beleive to be a very honest person.This machine he keep in his shed for one of those "just in case" moments but it never happen.I will have to wait till late Nov.when he makes another trip to the Hous Tx area and he said he will drop it off.all I have to do is wait,if I can or make a 5hr run----thanks again kroll

SteveF
11-03-2013, 08:19 AM
...............,but I hate buying something unseen.The owner knew what he was talking about speaking from yrs of experience being a owner of a small shop then selling out due to retiring and I beleive to be a very honest person.This machine he keep in his shed ............................

Not to sound too cynical but you really should have him clear off the junk and send you some pictures before he starts to load it. First, I've met a number of people "I believed to be very honest" and were far from it. Second, this guy may be about to get an unfortunate lesson on how much rust can collect on large pieces of machinery that are stored in sheds. Hopefully everything works out as you expect and the lathe is in great shape but it's a little late to cancel the deal when you are standing next to the truck.

For your manual, if you can't find the right one online, ozarkwoodworker sells repros of most manuals. Check their web site or on ebay.

Good luck.
Steve

Steve Steven
11-03-2013, 09:30 AM
My buddy Frank bought a manual from Clasuing-Colchester for I think $75 for his MkII it was a direct manual for his lathe as it was shipped from the factory.

Steve

kroll
11-03-2013, 12:03 PM
I agree Steve,I hope that my intuition is correct and I guess I'm going to bank on it.I know that in todays world that some "see's kindness as a weakness" but there is still good people out there.Just that there's fewer of us.While we were talking he made the statement that if I don't like it,he will just carry it back to the house,he's coming down to visit a friend so it won't be a wasted trip.Keeping my fingers cross----kroll