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Re: Lathe: what make is this?

Post #11 by kelvin lennox » Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:42 pm

hi i thinkthe lathe is an american toolworks machine,i had one 20 odd years ago, looks identical except mine was a fair bit bigger being 10 ft between centres it was a 1917 model ex railway i was told it was a left handed machine as all the controls were oppisite sides to a normal lathe,as im right handed it was awkward to use

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Re: Lathe: what make is this?

Post #12 by Site Admin » Sun Mar 27, 2011 5:42 pm

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Re: Lathe: what make is this?

Post #13 by geoff_n » Mon May 21, 2012 9:54 pm

Looks American to me
It's got the saddle wheel to the left of the cross slide screw which is generally considered to be American
I think they were also using V beds at an early date to.
Is it basically Imperial or metric ?
Does it have American screw threads?
That style of construction died out in the early 30's when small electric motors took over from line shafting
might be a brown and sharpe or something like that.
looks quite useable.
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Re: Lathe: what make is this?

Post #14 by nrgserv » Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:10 am

very similar to one i have but dont use any more.
if i think on, i'll dig it off the shelf and picture it for you!


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Re: Lathe: what make is this?

Post #15 by international regular » Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:38 am

Site Admin wrote:Does anybody know what make this is?
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looks like a BRITISH LEADER OR IXL JUST SOLD MY OLD LEADER NICE LITTLE LATHE LOOK ON WWW.LATHES TONY GRIFFITHS LOVERLY SIGHT BYE BYE


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Re: Lathe: what make is this?

Post #16 by mechman » Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:55 am

Never seen that type before but it looks quite dangerous safety wise.

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Re: Lathe: what make is this?

Post #17 by modelman093 » Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:30 pm

May be worth posting the question on the Mig Welding Forum which as well as the obvious has many knowledgeable members on all matters machine shop and general engineering.
http://www.mig-welding.co.uk/


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