Any Machinists Out There?

Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:58 pm

I picked up an old lathe yesterday which seems to be in good shape! The previous owner said that It was a South Bend.I was just wondering if I posted a picture could someone help identify it? There isn't much for markings on it! I've read where some South Bend lathes had the serial numbers sampled on the bed under the tailstock. There is only the number "1" sampled on the bed.A couple gears are stamped with"Browning".
It is belt driven from a counter shaft and a 1 1/2HP 220V electric motor.
The plate that has all of the threading information on it is missing.
It came with some tooling,faceplate,4 jaw chuck,reversing switch and extra belting.

Any help would be appreciated! Thanks ! Jerry

Re: Any Machinists Out There?

Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:56 pm

http://www.southbendlathe.com/serial_numbers.aspx

Serial number locations, above link.

Edit. Bigger picture of serial number location. http://www.grizzly.com/products/southbe ... lcard.aspx

Re: Any Machinists Out There?

Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:30 pm

papermaker wrote:I picked up an old lathe yesterday which seems to be in good shape! The previous owner said that It was a South Bend.I was just wondering if I posted a picture could someone help identify it? There isn't much for markings on it! I've read where some South Bend lathes had the serial numbers sampled on the bed under the tailstock. There is only the number "1" sampled on the bed.A couple gears are stamped with"Browning".
It is belt driven from a counter shaft and a 1 1/2HP 220V electric motor.
The plate that has all of the threading information on it is missing.
It came with some tooling,faceplate,4 jaw chuck,reversing switch and extra belting.

Any help would be appreciated! Thanks ! Jerry



Post up a pix if you can. We may be able to help you out.

Re: Any Machinists Out There?

Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:17 pm

Jerry
Here is a site for hobby machinests has only been around for the last 6 months,
great group just like here check it out.

http://hobby-machinist.com/index.php

Hope it is of some help.

Re: Any Machinists Out There?

Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:57 pm

So when did Grizzly buy SouthBend :?:

Re: Any Machinists Out There?

Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:53 am

Hey CKCowboy, Thanks for the tip on the web site. Looks like that may be the place to get an answer to my question!

Re: Any Machinists Out There?

Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:38 am

Rudi wrote:So when did Grizzly buy SouthBend :?:

I don't believe they did. I think Grizzly is a distributor for South Bend products.

Re: Any Machinists Out There?

Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:23 pm

I'd like to see some pics of that south bend lathe for sure!