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Barnes No. 6 Lathe

This lathe was made by the W. F. & John Barnes Co., in Rockford, Illinois, U.S.A,, sometime after 1880. It is their #6, 13"swing, and would have sold in 1896 for $150.00.

 I have no reason to think that the current paint job is the original color; it was derived from other Barnes machinery that I saw on exhibit at the Smithsonian, and it appealed to me.

Click here to see some of the restoration process, carried out at the Knight Foundry at Sutter Creek, CA., in the Sierra foothills,

by Joe Landau