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wiwoods

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I have an older, (possibly surplus) Sheldon Lathe and it doesn't have a model tag anywhere I can find. It does have a serial number of KTQ 9464 stamped on the bed. Wondering what model it is and any other information the members can provide. I believe it is a 10 inch lathe and the bed length is around 46 inches from the head to the end of the bed.

Looking for a manual and what accessories might have been available.
 

brino

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Hello @wiwoods,

Welcome to the Hobby-Machinist!

A picture of the lathe will generate a lot more feedback.........plus we love to see pictures of machines!

To help identify it have a look around the following sites and see if it matches anything there:
http://www.lathes.co.uk/sheldon/index.html
http://vintagemachinery.org/mfgindex/detail.aspx?id=2133&tab=4

There are some manuals here:
http://vintagemachinery.org/mfgindex/detail.aspx?id=2133&tab=3
https://www.hobby-machinist.com/resources/categories/sheldon.494/

-brino
 

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I have an older, (possibly surplus) Sheldon Lathe and it doesn't have a model tag anywhere I can find. It does have a serial number of KTQ 9464 stamped on the bed. Wondering what model it is and any other information the members can provide. I believe it is a 10 inch lathe and the bed length is around 46 inches from the head to the end of the bed.

Looking for a manual and what accessories might have been available.
Here are a couple of photos
 

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That is a model "K" lathe, guessing the "T" indicates tapered roller bearings, and the "Q" indicates quick change gear box. The number "9464" I know puts it in the mid to late 1940's. Get with John Knox on the Sheldon Lathe group on Yahoo and he can fill you in on a year it was born and fix you up with a manual.

Ken
 
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