1935 – Repair Parts for South Bend Lathes Bulletin 19-B

This bulletin from the South Bend Lathe Works from 1935 was issued to aid customers who were looking for replacement parts for their lathes. Today its value is for the beautiful breakdowns of the parts (better than most of todays repair manuals). If only we could get these parts from South Bend at these prices today, I’d gladly pay $12 a month for a new 9 inch lathe. The bulletin covers virtually every part on an incredible 96 models, and includes all the tooling and attachments. This will make a nice workshop aid to anyone that ever needs to repair their lathe, or put a basket case back together. I’m going to put a hard copy in my shop just for reference.
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1935 – Repair Parts for South Bend Lathes – Bulletin 19-B

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South Bend Lathe Army Manual

This is the United States Army Technical Manual for the South Bend 9″ (Nine Inch) Lathe, titled “Department of Army Technical Manual”. Its listed as an overall maintenance, operator and parts manual for the 9 inch lathe, but much of the info carries over to the 10 K lathe. Its a great piece of literature direct from South Bend Lathes, and licensed as a US Army training manual. The parts list shows which parts cross over from the 9 inch to the 10, which should help anyone trying to keep their old iron alive. Hope this free download helps….

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Can You Identify This Tapping Head?

I could use a little help, I bought this tapping head at last years CAMS Yard Sale, and have been unable to find any info on the manufacturer. I was able to get a J440 collet last week from Ebay seller C178, and a R8 adapter from JTS Machine, so I’m about ready to start tapping. I really needed to get a larger tap collet than the one I got with the head, because most of the tapping I do is 5/16 or larger. the J441 collet is for a much smaller tap. I was able to (finally) find a collet that went to 5/8 (tap capacity).

What I would like to find out is: What is the maker of this tapping head (there are no markings), and what are the service requirements? I don’t know if the head needs oil, or is it run dry? There appears to be a drain plug in the bottom, which I don’t want to remove unless I have some info first. Heres a couple of shots and the specs off the chuck.

 

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