Army issue 1942 model HK Smith-Drum Extension-Gap lathe with owner/parts manual

My boss had it in a storage shed. He was sold a small import lathe by a machinery company. The salesman told him you couldn't get parts or a belt for
the old Smith-Drum. Anyway, I had vacations days that needed cashed in or loose them, so I gave my boss 4 vacation days for the entire lathe. He purchased it at an army surplus auction in 1977 and then painted it grey. It has the 28" face plate, 12" face plate, taper attachment, tail stock, steady rest, follow rest, complete collet set up, 3 jaw and 4 jaw chucks, misc. tooling and holders, etc. and the OWNERS MANUEL/PARTS MANUAL. It was complete and running 2 years ago in there shop when they purchased the small lathe. We are in the process of restoring it. We will repaint it the correct green, shine up all the brass on it and put it to use soon. According to the book, it is a 14/36, 28/54 Extension Gap engine lathe. Model HK. click to open the full size version of the image
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replying to K. Smith, janc wrote: I have the same lathe, #HK849, and would love to get a copy of the manual, any chance you would be willing to sell me a copy?
Thanks Josh

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replying to janc, Brian McDonald wrote: I too have a Smith-Drum lathe, I purchased from my previous employeer, I am looking for a copy of the manual and info on it. Any help here?
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replying to K. Smith, don wrote:

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are you going to put this lathe up for sale? if so i would be vary interested in buying it. ty don----541-701-0018
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replying to K. Smith, Earl Stirling wrote: Any chance we could get a scan of the manual?
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replying to K. Smith, david landon wrote: got one of these near seattle maybe 8 years ago it was being used and I use it it had 5 chucks and lots of tooling all for 500.oo
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