I am about to rescue a model#113-B from the pattern shop of an abandoned foundry here in Pittsburgh Pa. It's a bit rough from sitting for 30 years but it was kept out of the rain. This is a 1940's era machine I believe. it looks like a Heavy10 (same base) but has a 13" swing 5' bed. It has a taper attachment and a single QC lever. I was wondering if anyone knows the H.P of the original 3 phase motor on this unit? I intend to use a VFD to power the motor as I no longer have 3 phase available in my shop.
The ways show some wear but after a quick wipe down with penetrant they were still bright and the carriage moved fairly smoothly. The price is right $300. No tooling to speak of but a bunch of other old shop bits thrown into the deal.
Any specific info on this model would be greatly appreciated. I have checked a bunch of SBL links but have not found much on this particular variant.
Also, there is a Leblond (maybe 18") same vintage as the SB also available, next to free, at the same location. That one is just too much iron for me to deal with.
TIA, Glen G. in Pgh.