Tools to rebuild civilization

Hey Ed, this shows a Heavy 10 lathe like yours and mine on a WW2 Navy
harbor repair ship.
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Clearing and restoring a sabotaged port facility is an extreme example
of disaster relief, and the ship's equipment list suggests that common
shop machinery is enough for their part of the effort.
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Jim Wilkins
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Yup, that's the same model lathe I have. Mine was built in 1945 -- it has a "War Board" plate on it, and the base has an extra door on the left side, for the DC motor. It's a shipboard model that had both AC and DC motors.
Mine was never used. You can still see the bedway flaking near the headstock. My uncle was a SeaBee, and they got dibs on those machines when they were surplussed out.
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