tumble reverse

adapting a tumble reverse from a 10k to a 9" south bend lathe

tumble reverse with pull knob from a 10k adapted to fit a 9" south bend model A lathe

I saw a post on the practical machinist forum (this one) about switching out the 9" style tumble reverse for the more sophisticated version that was used on the 10k and much later 9" machines. Of course that meant I had to do it. After the usual ebay hunt I managed to find a reverse mechanism for less then a million dollars. Apparently I am not the only one who read that post.