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  1. #1
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    Default Sheraton Model C 9 inch metal lathe

    Some pics below (off ebay) of the Sheraton Lathe I purchased last month for under $1000

    I will be doing a restoration over the coming months

    Starting with a trip to the powder coaters soon

    The Serial number of the beast is C143

    I have been putting some resources together and searching the interNET for info. I will post links to some of the resources as responses here.

    Had a lot of help already from AMH



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    Last picture. What is the selector lever on the back of the cast leg?

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    I'd say it's the power switch with forward/reverse as it is on the front left below the head stock.

    JohnQ

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    Default A much later Sheraton Model A that has been restored

    Sheraton A Late Model 02.jpgSheraton A Late Model 03.jpgSheraton A Late Model 04.jpgSheraton A Late Model 05.jpgSheraton A Late Model.jpg

    Found these on these pics on the net of a late A model with the square cover over the spindle housing and the very "pretty" gear cover

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    Did you get all the change gears with it?

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    Default gearbox

    Quote Originally Posted by BrazOmatic View Post
    Did you get all the change gears with it?
    Unfortunately not all the gears were fitted. I am also told that the "C" model came without the changeable/adjustable gears for the screw drive like shown on the A & B Models

    I am in the process of getting the screw drive and half nuts etc sorted with some replacement parts

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    Default Identifying a sheraton 9"

    I am told that the Sheraton has the oilers on top and that was the case with mine

    Another way to tell is SHERATON and MELBOURNE written in italic script across the middle two bridges for the bed

    I was also informed that the bed on Sheraton is around 42". Mine is just short of 42" although there is a plate missing on the headstock end of the bed

    The bed bridges on mine have also been machined for some purpose so only have the 'S' from Sheraton left and no Melbourne script

    Will post some pics of the butchery to my bed

    If anyone has a sherton out there? Please post pics of the untouched script on the bed bridges for me.

    The serial number seems about right (3 digits)

    The forward/reverse lever that others mentione on the leg has a DEMCO label - DEMCO distributed the Sheraton Lathe throughout Australia

    I found a pdf of a 1965 exhibition booklet in Australia of machine tools that has lots of pics of various machines and the address of each DEMCO distributor in each STATE (long gone now I expect)

    There is a short history here Sheraton Lathe - South Bend Copy & Conquest

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    Default yes, reversing switch

    Quote Originally Posted by nigelpearson View Post
    Last picture. What is the selector lever on the back of the cast leg?

    Sheraton reversing switch.JPG

    was three phase although the bakelite switch seems to indicate it has been 240v for quie some time

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