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Thread: Anyone have personal experience with a 1940's vintage Leblond Lathe like this one?

  1. #11
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    Not sure of your year ??
    I had a LeBlond 14 or 15 x 24 and the year made was July 1943 as I called LeBlond with the serial number.
    I mention it because mine had the famous Wide Front LeBlond Way and the rear had a normal V way while yours has a double V.
    Does anyone know when the changed to the Wide Way ?
    Rich

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    NC5a: It looks very much like the Monarch's from the 1940's. The Monarch's were good lathes, but not fast. if you plan to use carbide on small work, you might be disappointed. Lathes from this era were intended for HS steel tooling. Good luck.

    Sarge41

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    Thanks for all the replies. I don't plan to use this Leblond as I have several other lathes plus one in the rebuild process. I will clean it up and checked out. If it runs well then I'll probably sell it, If it has problems then it becomes another project. If there's serious problems then it becomes a parts machine.

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