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Just picked up this 1940 Sidney engine lathe ...

FOMOGO

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Will be posting some more on this when I get some free time. 530miles round trip with no issues. Will be leaving it covered on the trailer until i can get to it. A pic on the way home and a little info on the machine. Cheers, Mike

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Looking really nice, safe travels back. There is something to be said that they do not make them like they use too, I am always amazed at how well built many of these old lathes were built and all the design features we could only wish to see in new lathes. Thanks for sharing.
 

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Congrats. Thats the part I miss by moving here, the machine deals are far and few. Everything is a long drive. Cannot wait to see more, I was too slow on a Sidney before I moved here, and have admired them since.
 

NCjeeper

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NC is a desert.
Very sad, sorry and pitiful...
Before I moved I found the good deals go fast. I bought my Monarch lathe from a fellow in Morganton. I found an Atlas shaper near the VA/NC state line. Got my DoAll bandsaw in Midland.
 

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Thanks for the comments guys. It really is built like a tank, and appears to have been very well maintained, but being 80 years old I'm sure there will be an issue or two. I really tried not to buy it, waited a full week before answering the ad, but I'm afraid it just kept calling to me, and I have to admit I'm just a sucker for a pretty face. A few more pics. Cheers, Mike

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Martin W

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Really nice lathe. Sweet ride too! Looks in great shape.
Cheers
Martin
 

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Nice score, looks like you won't have to worry about warping that bed. :big grin: i love old iron.
 

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Thanks for the comments guys. It really is built like a tank, and appears to have been very well maintained, but being 80 years old I'm sure there will be an issue or two. I really tried not to buy it, waited a full week before answering the ad, but I'm afraid it just kept calling to me, and I have to admit I'm just a sucker for a pretty face. A few more pics. Cheers, Mike

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You had plenty of space on that trailer, you could have swung by and snagged the camelback DP... :grin:
 

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Actually picked it up just outside of Montrose, so not too far from you. The last 2.5 miles to pick it up was one of the roughest stretches of dirt road I've ever been on, and I've been on some rough ones. Cheers, Mike

Quote: He could have dropped it off here. ;)
 

Superburban

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LOL, yea there is many places here that are far from a paved road. Where did you see it advertised?
 
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