Author Topic: Before The Internet – South Bend Lathe Co. Salesman’s Cars  (Read 1523 times)

Offline PekkaNF

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Pretty nice story of yesteryear sales culture.

http://theoldmotor.com/?p=158871


Online Will_D

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Re: Before The Internet – South Bend Lathe Co. Salesman’s Cars
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2016, 04:56:07 PM »
Where are they now?

What a brilliant link to industrial archeology circa the posyt war period.

In todays terms what would the lathes cost (Arms/Legs/Rest of the Bits spring to mind)??

Many thanks for th elink
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Offline chipenter

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Re: Before The Internet – South Bend Lathe Co. Salesman’s Cars
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2016, 05:29:20 PM »
They are still making lathes http://www.southbendlathe.com/ , you can send your lathe number and for a fee you get a full history year of manufacture and who bought it , mine was a ww2 lathe fitted in a destroyer in 1940 .
Jeff

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Re: Before The Internet – South Bend Lathe Co. Salesman’s Cars
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2016, 02:17:09 AM »
WOW, that link was a great find. The Chevy wagon with lathe, shaper and drill press would have been a tad heavy I think. Looks like that lathe was able to be run in the boot. Just run an extension lead and presto.
Well worth the look at the link and it's embedded links too.
John B
Converting good metal into swarf sometimes ending up with something useful. ;-)

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Re: Before The Internet – South Bend Lathe Co. Salesman’s Cars
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2016, 07:34:15 PM »
Pretty nice story of yesteryear sales culture.

http://theoldmotor.com/?p=158871

Thank you for this most thoughtful and wonderfully nostalgic
trip back in time.  :beer: