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Old 02-16-2009, 07:11 PM
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I've posted this up on a couple of other forums (foura?), thought maybe some here would like to take a look.

1942 Monarch 10EE originally sold to Sperry Gyroscope Company in Brooklyn, NY. Moved around a bit and ended up in my garage in western NY.
Before and after pics attached below.

Ryan
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Old 02-16-2009, 07:25 PM
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Hell of a lathe, its the color that catches the eye.
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Old 02-16-2009, 07:45 PM
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Never seen that particular model, looks pretty beefy for a 10". Its an interesting color choice. There must be a story behind that?
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Old 02-16-2009, 08:41 PM
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Never seen that particular model, looks pretty beefy for a 10". Its an interesting color choice. There must be a story behind that?
Actually, it's a 12.5" swing, 20" between centers, Monarch 10EE (not sure what the 10 means). One of the if not the best precision tool room manual lathes ever made.

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Old 02-16-2009, 08:48 PM
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I'm not real fond of orange. But that's a beautiful restoration. The 10EE is a piece of art. Kinda an "art Deco" thing. You're right It's arguably the best tool room lathe of its time.
Did you get any spare tubes for the drive? I understand they are hard to get and expensive.
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Old 02-16-2009, 09:12 PM
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I didn't know they had to be painted. Now I have something else to worry about. I am thinking 1957 Chevy pink and black.

Nice job.
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Old 02-16-2009, 09:17 PM
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I'm not real fond of orange. But that's a beautiful restoration. The 10EE is a piece of art. Kinda an "art Deco" thing. You're right It's arguably the best tool room lathe of its time.
Did you get any spare tubes for the drive? I understand they are hard to get and expensive.
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No tubes on this lathe. It's a Ward Leonard system with a motor/generator.

3 phase AC into the AC motor which has a DC generator on the same shaft. DC out to the DC spindle motor. Also a belt driven exciter which supplies the 115VDC for the control relays.

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I LOVE orange!!!!!
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Old 02-17-2009, 02:59 AM
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I'm not real fond of orange. But that's a beautiful restoration. The 10EE is a piece of art. Kinda an "art Deco" thing. You're right It's arguably the best tool room lathe of its time.
Did you get any spare tubes for the drive? I understand they are hard to get and expensive.
Yep, the best manual tool room ever. I was responsible in the early 1980s for writing the the Mil Specs FSC 3416 for manual lathes and if my memory is correct the only other lathe in the series was the Hardinge and it was 2nd. The EE would do 50mil or less spindle run out. The Navy reviewers always wanted me to write the Specs so they could fanagial (sp) them so as to always have the EE win out on the Bid.

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Old 02-17-2009, 03:05 AM
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I've posted this up on a couple of other forums (foura?), thought maybe some here would like to take a look.

1942 Monarch 10EE originally sold to Sperry Gyroscope Company in Brooklyn, NY. Moved around a bit and ended up in my garage in western NY.
Before and after pics attached below.

Ryan
You did a great job, nice lathe.
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