South Bend workshop 9
The South Bend "workshop 9 inch" lathe is a great machine for the hobbyist or home shop machinist. It is small enough to easily fit in most shops, and (when in good shape and trim) is precise enough for almost anything. The 9" part referrers to the diameter of the largest part you can swing (i.e. spin) in the the lathe. These lathes came in 3 forms, a Model C, a Model B, and a Model A.