I own a Kennedy 526B , bought in April of 1970 by my Grandfather . He used it at American Airlines , where he worked at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport , for 35 years . He then gave it to my Grandmother , who briefly worked Assembly for Teledyne Republic Industries . I broke into Machining in 2011 . The Kennedy was given to me and I've used it ever since on a daily basis , working as a Machinist for Swagelok .
I am a recently retired/disabled Army Staff Sergeant. I went to school for and now a full-time machinist. Right now all I have is a 526B top box that was awarded to me from Keith Fenner in the "What's In Your Box" apprentice nomination.