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  • What model is this South Bend?

    Is this the one they call 'heavy ten"
    Can you tell from the picture?

    ​​​​​​https://charleston.craigslist.org/tl...044942795.html
    notice it is a v-belt machine...newer model??
    gap bed?
    double dovetail cross slide?
    Last edited by Ringo; 01-29-2020, 09:33 AM.

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    Looks like a later model 9A, but I could be wrong. The gap and crosslide is like nothing I've seen before on a South Bend.

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    • #3
      Was gonna say later 9A or real early 10K. Never seen a gap like that, and it looks like early style reversing

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      • #4
        Good chance it is a "10" and I believe they made two versions of the 10
        The reason I say so is because of the Jacobs Rubber Flex chuck in the lower right foreground and the collet box behind it.
        Never knew of Jacobs doing that on a 1 1/2" threaded Spindle ( 9" SB !) . only saw it on LO or LOO or "D" style spindles and that would make it a 10. IMHO
        Rich

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        • #5
          From information on the www.lathes.co.uk website, its probably a 1960s Model A 9" Workshop lathe. Seems the gap beds were introduced about 1962, and if its got the gearbox, it will have power cross feed.
          'It may not always be the best policy to do what is best technically, but those responsible for policy can never form a right judgement without knowledge of what is right technically' - 'Dutch' Kindelberger

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Richard P Wilson View Post
            From information on the www.lathes.co.uk website, its probably a 1960s Model A 9" Workshop lathe. Seems the gap beds were introduced about 1962, and if its got the gearbox, it will have power cross feed.
            Huh, that's interesting -- I thought they were all on under drive cabinets by then, but this one obviously isn't. I also don't see the 10K style reversing lever.

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            • #7
              I got a book that indicates there was a large bore spindle option on the 9"

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              • #8
                Used only for repairing pool cues, that's a new one..

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                • #9
                  There was a large-bore option for the South Bend 9 that made it identical to the 10L, but it was pretty rare AFAIK. I noticed the can of floor wax under the headstock and decided it could very well have been used for pool cues, lots of guys were trying to make a buck that way a few yrs ago. If the ways are in decent shape I bet its a good deal.

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                  • #10
                    What about that cross slide?
                    Does that appear to be double wide dovetail?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Ringo View Post
                      What about that cross slide?
                      Does that appear to be double wide dovetail?
                      I really dunno, never seen something like that before. Fortunately South Bend parts are fairly common. What screams at me though, is the file some idiot laid across the ways. Either way, I would investigate if I was any closer.

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                      • #12
                        It's a 10K. As per the tailstock design and belt cover (with the rear motor drive). The only 9" with a belt cover was one that had an underneath drive. Here's a 1963 catalog page:

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                        • #13
                          I wonder what spindle bore size is. If you look at it make SURE you check..

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by SLK001 View Post
                            It's a 10K. As per the tailstock design and belt cover (with the rear motor drive). The only 9" with a belt cover was one that had an underneath drive. Here's a 1963 catalog page:

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                            Thanks! Early 10K then. One heck of a deal, too. I would be all over that if I could.

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                            • #15
                              Does that make it the one they call 'Heavy Ten"
                              there is several 10" models,
                              the K is the heavy ten?

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