View Full Version : Just picked up a B.I.E. 12x36 need info.

06-18-2005, 11:18 PM
My Father and I just bought a 12x36 B.I.E. engine lathe (Barker Industrial Equipment
). We are looking for the owners manual for it and also a live center. Any Other Info that any one has on this lathe would be welcome. eg who made it. dates of manufacture and so on



06-19-2005, 07:42 AM
Assuming the taper is "standard" something-or-other, a live center shouln't be a problem... see www.mscdirect.com (http://www.mscdirect.com) or www.travers.com (http://www.travers.com) or whomever. Lathe tapers tend to be Morse, although some are Jarno...and a few are weird.

The manual may be another problem. Have you checked www.lathes.co.uk (http://www.lathes.co.uk) for info?