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Offline steamer

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Re: SB 9 Rebuild
« Reply #720 on: July 17, 2013, 08:30:24 PM »
It's a 4  1/2' foot machine Simon.   If it's long and skinny.....you just might need two.

It came with the steadies....who am I to judge!

Dave
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Re: SB 9 Rebuild epilogue
« Reply #721 on: August 16, 2013, 10:36:50 AM »
I did a bit of digging on the original owner....though I can't pin it down exactly

I was able to find the second owner....I being the 4th .....

He got it from a tool and die shop which at one point in time in my town you couldn't throw a rock without hitting a tool and die shop.  The second owner has a heavy truck maintenance shop and he used this lathe to true starter and generator commutators. ...that dates when he used it!.... He remembered giving it to my brother about 15 or so years ago, and it was the best one!...he had 6!  It was bought at an public auction by the second owner from one of the aforementioned Tool and Die shops, though he named 2 possible auctions...the memory is pretty faded.   This may explain the weird painted numbers on the side of the gear guard when I got it...it had company in its original home.   He remembered it had a full set of collets though....I sent him a before and after picture...in the faint chance he gave a rat's backside....but ....interesting bit of history....I wish machines could talk.

Dave

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Re: SB 9 Rebuild
« Reply #722 on: May 29, 2015, 03:32:06 AM »
Just a little update....it's been a while with "Samantha Bell"   About 2 years!    She's been doing yeoman work and everything I'd ever ask of her.

many a  part for RC racers and items at work have been made....

I have not had any issues, she does what she's told and very well...

Dave
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Re: SB 9 Rebuild
« Reply #723 on: May 29, 2015, 03:54:46 AM »
Dave-

Reading your previous post, did you contact Grizzly?  For a modest fee they can tell you when and who it shipped to.  That's where you South Bend guys are lucky.  I would give anything to know the history of my Rivett.  There is something romantic about old machine tools and  the parts that they made.

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Re: SB 9 Rebuild
« Reply #724 on: May 29, 2015, 10:09:53 AM »
Actually I did....it showed that it was sold to a machine dealer...but no knows who that person was.   I know where it ended up...at least 4 owners previous....

Dave
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Re: SB 9 Rebuild
« Reply #725 on: February 26, 2019, 08:29:29 AM »
Very nice restoration. Always great to see an old machine given a new lease of life.

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