This site is awesome.
I'm not a machinist by any stretch of the imagination, in fact, the last time I ran a lathe was about 30 years ago. I took a basic machine shop class, that met 2 evenings a week for 3 hrs. at a vo-tech. I do like to restore old John Deere tractors and stationary engines, and Maytags. So I thought a lathe would be kind of fun (and useful).
I just bought a 9A last weekend. It's all there, along with some tooling and Jacobs chucks. It runs and sounds good. It has the war dept tag on the front at the end of the bed. Based on the serial number, and the list I found on this site, I think it's a 1941 model. I don't think I got hurt at all at $500.00. I'll get some pics on here soon.
I'm going to do a complete restoration on it before I do anything else with it. N/a's rebuild thread is real inspirational.
I'll keep ya'll posted.