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South Bend Lathe Color

Rod in MN

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HI. Guy's i'm restoring a South Bend Lath Model O Serial # 8258. I'm wounding what color there were painted I can see some color what looks like a Green. Would anyone know what color of Green it would be. Also looking for the cover that covers all the gears on the drive end ???

Would anyone know were i could down load the OP manual, Parts manual

Thank You
Rod in MN
 

Duey C

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55
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12/08/2019
Probly no help but #926 has a bunch of original black on the legs.
 

LCJudge

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60
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12/14/2019
I have 4 South Bend lathes. One, a 9 inch, is green. Another, a Heavy 10, is gray. The two larger ones (one is a 16 and the other is a 24 I think) appear to be black. I don’t think any have been repainted. I know what I’ve told you doesn’t help any.....but I wanted to let you know there appears to be a wide variation in colors. It’s possibly due to the purchaser of the items (government spec’ed gray, commercial sales we’re black, etc).
 
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