Craftsman / Atlas 12x36 metal lathe

Craftsman / Atlas 12x36 metal lathe, new motor, 110v single phase, new chuck, quick release tool change. Runs great, has quick change gearbox and centering tool and power cross feed. Lots of extras, all this could be yours for a mear $1050 OBO



This is a short article I found on the back ground of this lathe.

"Craftsman 12" lathe 16-speed "De-lux" as introduced in late 1937 and manufactured until late 1939.
The De-lux had not only "selected" Timken taper roller headstock bearings but comprehensive guarding of both countershaft and headstock belt runs. For the first time the feet were extended to support two-thirds of the bed length and it is possible that the tumble-reverse mechanism (which reversed the direction of the leadscrew) was strengthened. Prices now ranged from $77.50 for the very basic 8-speed, non-backgeared "99 PM 2028" with 18 inches between centres to $139 for the De-lux Model "99 PM 2032" with a 36 inch capacity. "