Monarch 10EE Lathe & Browne & Sharpe Bridegport Mill

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  1. Mar 30, 2018 #1

    dadsmachines2018

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    What should I do? Monarch 10EE Lathe & Browne & Sharpe Surface Grinder

    These were dad's machines and sadly dad, a retired Bell Labs/ Western Electric Electrical Engineer is in that big workshop up above. Machines are in the ABE area in PA. Need TLC but they are not seized. Need some electrical work and belts.

    Monarch Lathe includes Collets.

    Someone offered to take them and restore them but I would like to know what their value is. If this was vintage musical gear my husband would be in the know but we know nothing about machines. Just that dad loved them.

    I want dad to be happy about what I do!

    What should I do? Try to sell? For how much?

    OR find a loving new home?



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    10EE were built from the late 30's to mid 90's huge difference in value. Post pictures and serial number to get started.
    Bob
     
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    Sorry didn't see the next post. In my opinion the grinder is sub $500 lathe maybe $1000 if you can find someone that wants a project.
    Bob
     
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    Thanks for your help. Sorry posted twice. New to this. Want to make sure I am not giving away something I should be selling. You confirm what I was told. Lathe great machine. Mill not special.

    The person that wants the lathe will restore it and use it so that may be what I do.
     
  5. Mar 30, 2018 #5

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    Thats a great plan. Your dad would be happy with that decision.
     
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    Check out ebay both current listing and "sold" listing and you will get an idea what the lathe value is. Also the more tooling/attachments it has with it the higher the value.

    From what I am seeing on ebay for lathe with no extras $1000. to $1500. The collets and a collet closer attachment for the lathe would add maybe another $500. to that. All that depends on condition.
     
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    It really depends on the condition of the sliding surfaces and the electrics of the 10ee. That said, the 10ee is arguably the best manual lathe ever made. If it runs and is in decent condition then the price could be significantly more than 1k.
     
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    I own a similar-era 10EE; that one is called a "round dial" for the gear setting plate. Mine is a 1942 vintage. You can contact Monarch with the serial number, and they will tell you the manufacture date, purchaser, and what original equipment it was sold with.

    The lathe probably has a Ward-Leonard motor generator system. Mine still does, and it works well, but on many such lathes they are replaced by a VFD. A fair price for the lathe can depend on whether the motor needs to be replaced.

    I don't see a tailstock there, and with the collet nose this lathe may have been purchased as a 2nd op machine. Lack of a tailstock will reduce its value.

    I'd post on the Monarch section of Practical Machinist website for more advice.
     
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    It looks like the tail stock may be in the chip tray? I second the recommendation to check out Ebay sold auctions, as well as condition being critical. The Monarch EE is highly desirable, but value is driven by condition. Any information on when and where your dad bought it could help determine it’s value, I.e. if it was lightly used when your dad bought it, and he used it as a hobby lathe, it could have a couple more lifetimes in it.
     
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    I think the lathe originally came from ATT and then was used for a year or so in a start up that didn't work out. I will see if I can get s better pictures and the serial number. Anyone in the ABE area of PA that could have a look?
     
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    Did these ever sell? The Brown and Sharp may be of interest if it is one that can be knocked down into small enough parts. A weight estimate would also help.

    I suffer from "shop in cellar" syndrome and need machinery that can be man handled into place. As such i would need a grinder that disassembles into fairly light pieces.
     
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    Hi, I don't know if you could disassemble the grinder to get it into a basement shop. Are you by any chance near Allentown PA? If so, I could arrange for you to see the grinder.
     

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