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    CL ad said South Bend lathe Model A $100
    I called and said. I'll buy it, be there in an hour"
    I halfway expected him to back out, but he didn't.
    He was cleaning out a rent house for a landlard and there was all this old iron. He was told to get rid of it.

    It took me a couple hours of cleaning and a trip to the car wash to get it this nice. Bed has scraping markings evenly evident all along the front vee. Backlash is minimal
    Even came with some tooling.

    CL444A s/n 22950NAR9

    Looks like this would be a 1950 model

  • #2
    That definately counts as major gloat
    I just need one more tool,just one!

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    • #3
      And for only one hundred bucks you can sleep at night with a clear conscious? LOL! Congratulations on your find!!

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      • #4
        Wow ! A 9 inch SB with the QC gearbox for $100 ! Isn't it nice, just once in a while, to be in the right place at the right time , and in the front of the line !

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        • #5
          Great find. However,it's the INSIDE edge of the front vee where the wear will be seen most. As the lathe tool cuts,it pushes the carriage away from the front of the lathe(trys to.)

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          • #6
            Nice score. That thread counter looks familiar, was it a HSM project at one time?
            Jim H.

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            • #7
              Very nice score. Virtually identical to my 9" except for the threading dial.

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              • #8
                Dude - NICE Score

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                • #9
                  just like at a dance- some guys get the pretty girls, some guys are stuck drinking beer with their buddies.

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                  • #10
                    Yeah, I really lucked out. He said after I called the phone rang off the wall. There was a crowd of people buying other stuff and I heard a couple of conversations like "That is the $100 lathe???" Pretty rough-looking crowd at that. I decided haste was of the essence.

                    I don't know about that thread dial. It doesn't look shop-made, but it sure doesn't look like the factory version.

                    Near as I can tell, the only thing missing is the tailstock lead dauber.
                    Might be the first project.

                    Came with 4-jaw, drive plate, 3 lathe dogs, various drill chucks on MT arbors, TS center, chuck wrench. I spent the evening cleaning those and dropping them in Evaporust.

                    I have a good 3-jaw left from an Atlas that I think will fit, and a faceplate someone recently gave me for a chinese 9X20, which I think is all 1-1/2-8 thread.

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                    • #11
                      Never saw one with the lead dauber still there.

                      I bought a truly magnificent hydraulic tracing head that substitutes for the top slide of a 9" SB. I wish I had one to mount it on,though I can make adapters to put it on my Hardinge HLVH,or my 16" lathe. I have used a Lehigh manual tracing attachment for many years,which has worked just fine,and made me a lot of money making spinning chucks. I only ever saw 1 other,though,which I bought for my helper.

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                      • #12
                        Lead dauber? Someone illuminate me, please!

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                        • #13
                          Fasttrack, see that empty hole on the top left corner of the tailstock casting? It was made to hold a white lead and oil paste to lubricate the tailstock center. What is missing is a little dauber, most had a round brass head and either a tapered body or rod that extended down into the lube.
                          James

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by JCHannum
                            Nice score. That thread counter looks familiar, was it a HSM project at one time?
                            Hmmm, the one that came with mine looks exactly the same

                            all the best.markj

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                            • #15
                              car wash ?

                              Originally posted by Rex
                              CL ad said South Bend lathe Model A $100
                              I called and said. I'll buy it, be there in an hour"
                              I halfway expected him to back out, but he didn't.
                              He was cleaning out a rent house for a landlard and there was all this old iron. He was told to get rid of it.

                              It took me a couple hours of cleaning and a trip to the car wash to get it this nice. Bed has scraping markings evenly evident all along the front vee. Backlash is minimal
                              Even came with some tooling.

                              CL444A s/n 22950NAR9

                              Looks like this would be a 1950 model
                              you power washed it?

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