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

 Army issue 1942 model HK Smith-Drum Extension-Gap lathe with owner/parts manual full size image
 Army issue 1942 model HK Smith-Drum Extension-Gap lathe with owner/parts manual full size image
 Army issue 1942 model HK Smith-Drum Extension-Gap lathe with owner/parts manual full size image
 Army issue 1942 model HK Smith-Drum Extension-Gap lathe with owner/parts manual full size image
 Army issue 1942 model HK Smith-Drum Extension-Gap lathe with owner/parts manual full size image
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.
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K. Smith
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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
Reply to
janc
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
Reply to
don
Any chance we could get a scan of the manual?
Reply to
Earl Stirling
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
Reply to
david landon
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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Brian McDonald

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