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    Posted 3 years ago

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    My dad was a weekend woodworker. I came across this lathe buried in a corner of his workroom cleaning his house. It's a cool display piece and conversation item I call "industrial chic" and cannot find information about it. The cord looks old as does the reference to the retailer: "Sears, Roebuck, and Co. "

    Can anyone tell me approximate age or history? Thanks!

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    1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 3 years ago
      Is the lathe marked at all? It looks like an older 36" bed model. Sears lathes back then were marked and normally painted red or red and green. Believe it or not the old motors are worth more than the lathe if they run. This motor is a bit small at 1/3 hp. If the lathe is marked it should have a part number on a metal plate attached to it or inside the pulley housing cover. A part number would make it easy to research because Sears has online archives.
    2. Horseradishman1 Horseradishman1, 3 years ago
      It looks like there are tags but I can't read them. I would have guessed Delta or Rockwell. Beautiful old iron!
    3. lzenglish lzenglish, 3 years ago
      My guess is a 1941 era, Sears/Dunlap, made by "Power king Tool Corp"., for Sears. Look at this Lathe, in the link below, and see if you see your Dad's Lathe in it as a possible direct match.

    4. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 3 years ago
      lzenglish that looks close and shows him an example of the part number tag. The one he has posted above has a part number embossed in the tail stock that could be traced. I sold the Dunlap motor for mine for more than the lathe was worth and the guy paid expensive shipping on top of that. I later sold the lathe and made out pretty good on that also. Only one lathe left and I plan to sell that. Getting to old and I sure miss turning.
    5. lzenglish lzenglish, 3 years ago
      fhrjr2, Here are many many more to look at, on the "Vintage Machinery" web site, but i still like this 1941 model as a Very Close Match to the OP's Lathe.

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