Hello Robert, Thank you for your quick response. Unfortunately, I didn't get a manual with the lathe or any kind of literature about it. But, to answer your questions : 1.Chuck side bearing dates 6/19/44 Gear side bearing dates 10/25/44 2. Yes, there is a 3 engraved on the bearings /races. 3. Serial number on nameplate. 4. Nameplate on right end of bed. 5. There is nothing else stamped on the bed or anywhere else I can see. As for harvey ,San Antonio fared really well. As for all my fellow Texans on the Gulf Coast just keep em in prayer. Thank you James A.