Hello out there. I have a question for those knowledgeable in the ways of the 10EE lathes. I came across an old round dial 10EE - my guess is around 1942-ish. The only tag I found (about 1/2" x 2") is stamped 4512 and the round dial has a 'T' shaped handle. By looking at photos, it looks to be from that era. The machine is a cosmetic disaster but the ways look to be in really good shape under the grime and surface rust after a quick rub and check with my finger nail. It's been sitting in a barn for a couple of years. The original drive is long gone. The motor driving it is a DC unit with a large quick disconnect you would see on forklift batteries. The headstock side end covers, top and bottom, are missing (the previous owner set them aside to get access for the cobbled up drive set-up and they are now lost somewhere). There is no low range gearbox either. It comes with a bunch of chucks and faceplates. I'm on the fence as to what to do (I wouldn't be scared to tackle the restoration). My original plan is to get one replacement lathe for my 2 Southbends (a 9A with collets and taper attachment and a Heavy 10) for two reasons - floor space and working height. I'm 6'-1" with long-ish legs and the Southbend lathes are about 6" too low for me to work on comfortably (at least now they are). My only concern with the 10EE is the covers and gearbox...not sure I can find replacements. I can make an adapter for a gearbox and I thought I could make aluminum covers if it came to it. I use my lathes infrequently for little projects in my shop - mostly car related projects.
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