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Sheldon 12"not 13"

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  • Sheldon 12"not 13"

    Last night surfing web and went to lathes UK site. There I found a pix of my lathe that EXACTLY matched mine for the first time! It was termed as an "early 12", and all features were just like mine. Subesquent talk with John Knox revealed that Sheldon Co sold this as a 12" lathe but it actually was 6.5" spindle c/l to bed way and would swing 13".
    All along I have been searching for a back gear from a 13" Sheldon, and none had the correct tooth count, ie: 52t X 20t. So if anyone knows of an early 12" Sheldon being parted out, please check for this back gear and contact me if available. THx