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Mickey_D
05-04-2006, 10:09 PM
I ran across a DoAll 13" lathe that really wants to come home with me. Only problem is that I cannot find anything out about it. One fellow on another forum thought that it might be a Romi, but we cannot really figure it out. Looks like a nice solid machine, but a little background would be nice (especially for scrounging parts). If anyone has any ideas, they really would be appreciated.

http://www.p1800s.com/images/doall.jpg

Al Messer
05-04-2006, 10:12 PM
Check with www.lathes.co.uk/index as he has loads of info on a lot of different makes.

Scishopguy
05-04-2006, 11:13 PM
That is a fine looking lathe. If it comes with the Jacobs rubberflex collet head (and collets) and the tool holders it is a winner, depending on price. You could do a whole lot worse.

Jim (KB4IVH)

Dick
05-04-2006, 11:32 PM
My guess is that is a rebadged Harrison product. I have a newer vintage DoAll 13" lathe that is nothing but a Harrison M300 with new badges.

If you look here:

http://www.lathes.co.uk/harrison/page6.html

you'll see the family resemblence. The apron is an exact match. Some of the other parts like the gearbox have a strong resemblence also.

The machine you have looks to be a sort of transitional model, between the L5 ,L6 era and the later M250, M300, etc. Whilst your machine shares some of the characteristics of the older line, the tailstock is a dead ringer for the one on my M300.

Kind of like the square headed Colchesters that followed the old familiar round headstock machines and preceded the later production ones. I'd also guess this model wasn't in production for too many years.

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Dan Craig
05-05-2006, 01:51 AM
there's also this yahoo group, which is extremely small, but DoAll is mentioned, and there's quite a resemblance here as well.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/takisawa-tsl/

Dick
05-10-2006, 11:52 PM
Here's another Harrison I just ran across on ebay that is a pretty good match for the DoAll you posted:

http://cgi.liveauctions.ebay.com/392-HARRISON-15-GEARED-LATHE_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ28221QQitemZ66291 11119QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW#la-image-1

It's a bigger lathe at 15" swing but shares many parts and features with the one you have pictured.

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x39
05-11-2006, 08:37 AM
That is a really nice looking machine. I particularly like how heavy the bed casting is and that it appears not to have a gap bed (a feature I dislike on smaller machines). Looks like a keeper! :)