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    Way grinding resources in New England

    All the literature I've seen on the 5900 series Clausing describe the bedways as flame hardened. See: http://vintagemachinery.org/pubs/182/24253.pdf David
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    Starett 123 Vernier Calipers - Unusual MA Athol Location Stamp

    Thank you very much for this report. David
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    Starett 123 Vernier Calipers - Unusual MA Athol Location Stamp

    I bought my 123 EMZ-6 from that same seller in November 2022, paid $229.99. Engraving/marking at the end of the bar is as you show. The top four lines seem to be truly engraved; they are ever so slightly below the surface. The "ATHOL, MASS. U.S.A." feels slightly granular and above the surface...
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    Starett 123 Vernier Calipers - Unusual MA Athol Location Stamp

    I bought that model of Starrett Master Vernier Caliper on eBay a year or so ago. Let me look in to its details, probably tomorrow at the earliest. David
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    Hardinge HV-4 series collet indexing fixtures no longer made

    Last year there were one or more threads on the very high price ($20,000+) Hardinge was showing for these. For one thread see here: https://www.practicalmachinist.com/forum/threads/havent-checked-the-price-of-the-hardinge-index-heads-in-awhile.412553/ Now if you look for these on Hardinge's...
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    New to me 30 inch 10ee

    Very nice. Thank you for including the 1971 price information. I see the lower end cover has the plaque showing metric pitches. Did you get the metric change gears? When I got my 1977 10 x 20 10EE back in 2002 it had the plaque but, alas, not the change gears. Was able to get some on ebay. Of...
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    Help ID new to me Hendey lathe

    Welcome to the forum! Looks like a nice and complete example of an early Hendey lathe. While in its day Hendey was arguably in the same league as Monarch, you'll get best results posting this in the antique/history section here. For one thing forum member "hendeyman" is more apt to see it there...
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    Need advice on where to buy US made good quality SHCScrews, dowel pins, etc in 500-2000 pc quantities

    The example box I cited above was 1/2-13 x 3/4 inch socket head cap screws. Looking at another box, a bit older, of 5/16-18 x 5/8 inch socket head cap screws I see it is marked "Stanley Engineered Fastening", same location in Decorah IA. Turns out screws from both boxes are marked on the head...
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    Need advice on where to buy US made good quality SHCScrews, dowel pins, etc in 500-2000 pc quantities

    USA made socket head cap screws that I've recently bought from McMaster-Carr are marked on the box: Decorah LLC GEC North America 1304 Kerr Dr Decorah IA Decorah is north east of Des Moines, kinda in the north east corner of Iowa near the Minnesota and Wisconsin borders. If you click on...
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    AXA or 0XA for a South Bend 9" (Model C I think)

    On Aloris's website their current catalog (dated 2017) on page 29 gives recommendations of tool post sizes for a number of bench, CNC, and engine lathes: https://www.aloris.com/aloris_cat/31e970.pdf For the 9" South Bend they recommend the AXA. David
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    Do they sell spindle noses?

    The Emco fitting was a D1-4", matching the spindle nose of their Super 11 lathe. I got one of these many years ago (and wrote a review of it for Home Shop Machinist magazine). At the time I had a South Bend heavy 10 with the D1-4" spindle nose. This was a handy way to mount my lathe chucks on my...
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    Do they sell spindle noses?

    Emco made something like that. I expect they discontinued it when they discontinued their manual machines. David
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    Rivett 1020 roll call???

    The Monarch lathes section is another good place to post about the Rivett 1020/1030S (and 1020/1030F). David
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    Boring Mill Q

    I wouldn't be surprised if that boring mill was built by Bement (the "Bement" of Niles-Bement-Pond), a Philadelphia machine tool builder. Bement made large machine tools, many of which were used by steam locomotive builders and by the rail roads in their maintenance shops. William Sellers & Co...
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    Amateur hour! Looking for some guidance

    And to clarify, your spindle nose is a 4 inch type D1, usually expressed as a D1-4". In the mid-1970's South Bend made this the standard spindle nose for the heavy 10, 13 and 16 inch lathes. The L-00 and the threaded spindle noses were options. David
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    Do your Albrecht keyless chucks fully close?

    Yes, the 3/8 inch capacity chuck closes down all the way, the 1/2 inch doesn't. It is the design intent. I don't know why. Perhaps someone can answer this. David
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    Is SPI Any Good??

    That's right. Starrett recently re-did their website. Previously, made-in-USA tools were identified by an American flag accompanying the picture of the tool. Non-USA made tools had an accompanying "Global Series" logo, a sort of stylized image of the Earth. Now made-in-USA tools are identified...
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    Parts list for square dial 10EE?

    Here's a table showing a difference between the 1936 and the 1960 socket head cap screws: https://www.fastenerdata.co.uk/1936-1960-socket-cap-screw-chart-difference Sounds like what Dave describes has to do with the 5/16" SHCS. The 1960 series has a head diameter 1/32" larger than the 1936...
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    Is SPI Any Good??

    Yes, I have a 1987 SPI catalog. It includes Tesa micrometers, the Swiss-made Valcut line of trepanning cutters, and 40 position tool posts and holders (including the retracting internal and external threading holders) under the name "Multi-Quick." Also Hoffman rotary tables and dividing heads...
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    Anyone have an old Armstrong Catalog?

    I replied to John at Gearbusters via a "conversation. For sake of completeness, the Armstrong 81-025 tool holder is equivalent to the Aloris size CXA. Also I no longer have the Armstrong catalog but saved copies of the pages on their Aloris-like tool posts. David