Hey there! I recognize that lathe! Its still on my trailer deck waiting to get unloaded into my garage / workshop space.
Quite the beast it is! I don't know if you're the seller or the business partner of the seller, but man there are some awesome things in that warehouse. I also appreciate the very fair price on one of the Johnson saws.
This machine will be going to a good place and be well loved. Kinda glad you passed on doing anything with it as I was more than obsessive when I found it for sale. I have been looking for the Gap bed version for close to 8 years now and kept coming across Dominion models or when I would find a gap bed for sale, it would get sold out from under me. I even won an auction for one, drove to DC to pick it up and it wasn't there. The auction company then tells me that there was an error in the auction, read the fine print, and the owner sold it cash money prior to the sale and they had failed to update the online auction listing. I was MAD.
Anyways, I came here to make a thread about the machine and its fun to find it already in here. They are seemingly rare to find. This one has some pretty substantial wear in the bed ways from it being used with the grinder.
so you have any additional history on it? You're not Mike are ya?
And before anyone freaks out about the strap on the chuck, it was there for looks as I've been harassed by DOT before for not having any "transverse and visible" straps so it was barely snug and only there for show. I doubt it could even do anything to the machine as its got a 12" buck adjust-tru hanging off it already. The cinch loops around the webs of the bed were fine and we went 10 hours down super rough I-77S and out I-64E through WV to Richmond and nothing moved at all.
Machine has been pushed to the edge of the trailer and I am awaiting some help to lift it off the trailer and get it earthbound... Again, this thing is going in my garage shop. I had a 15x48 Triumph that this is replacing and beside this will be a 6" Student that I am refurbing... certainly not on the level of refurb that the OP does. I stalked some of your other posts here and wow, nice work!