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Lathe: what make is this?

Post #1 by Holger » Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:54 pm

Does anybody know what make this is?
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Post #2 by newjcb123uk » Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:38 pm

Lathes are not my strong point but I will suggest the name Colchester??? :eh:
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Re: Lathe: what make is this?

Post #3 by Jeremy Rowland » Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:22 pm

A dangerous one at a guess!! Unguarded pulleys and gears would not be allowed to be used like that in a commercial business in this country, Mr HSE would do his nut if he saw that one.
There is; or should I say was such a wide variety of machinery manufacturers at one time its hard to say for sure and this kind of kit was well built too indeed we are still using a Webster & Bennett vertical borer at my work that was built in 1942 :o

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Re: Lathe: what make is this?

Post #4 by Julian » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:37 pm

Site Admin wrote:Does anybody know what make this is?


I've no idea - probably not Colchester! It looks to be in good condition.

This site has loads of models and pictures, you could do a little detective work. though it might take a while.

http://www.lathes.co.uk/

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Re: Lathe: what make is this?

Post #5 by FarmerSim » Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:36 am

Well, that bears an amazing similarity to a lathe my father had, which was eventhually identified as a Swedish "Rosenfors". The identification was done largely thru the translation of a screwcutting chart on the left hand leg, ( under the headstock ), which is in... Swedish (!). It was dated to around 1860. I personally find it hard to believe that the type of bed ways - the "V" type, would have been around then, but.....

I have some pictures of mine, if you would like me to upload them for comparison.

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Re: Lathe: what make is this?

Post #6 by Holger » Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:18 am

Hi Sim,
welcome to CMN! Yes, please, upload the pictures.
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Post #7 by FarmerSim » Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:14 pm

Piccies of my Fathers "Rosenfors" attached.

I would guess that this is a bit bigger than the one above - centre height is about 165mm, and its roughly 1m between centres. I would also guess that such proportions would make this a "long bed" version.

As mentioned above, Tony Griffith's excellent site has a mountain of information within it, and even a section on unknown lathes. He also has two sections on Rosenfors lathes, which include the reference "Rosenfors - Aktiebolaget Rosenfors Bruk of Malilla, Sweden" - this may help you a little since you are in closer proximity that we are !!

If you look at http://www.lathes.co.uk/unknown51/ and http://www.lathes.co.uk/unknown46/ you will see lathes that are very similar to yours...

I would be very interested to know if you find anything from the info above - it may help us both find out what we have!

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Re: Lathe: what make is this?

Post #8 by Clarre » Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:32 pm

Sorry but no one of this is near the one that I have.

My have a feed rod and other bearing holder.
I've looked in all of Tonys pages. But can't fin anyone like mine.

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Post #9 by Holger » Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:36 pm

(Clarre owns the lathe in the first post)
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Re: Lathe: what make is this?

Post #10 by gbarnewall » Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:21 pm

Wow,haha,my boss aquired an ancient lathe exactly like that one about 7yrs ago,ours had the coolant/swarf tray between the legs just below the bed,I had a go at turning the odd item on it,one dangerous machine :shock: ,remember having to oil the spindle bearings manually,great to see the pics of one,looks almost new compared the one we had :)


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