View Full Version : Where to start with a potentially collectable tool

01-13-2009, 10:49 AM
I recently picked up a Walter C. Guilder modelers lathe, only to discover that it is quite rare. I bought it with the idea of reselling it, but had no idea it was rare, which puts it in to a different category than anything I've ever dealt with.

It's from the 1930s, and from what I can tell it's one of literally just a couple of examples that are known to exist.

I know there are avid collectors for planes, chisels, and other hand tools, but what about machine tools?

I did email Tony over at the lathe Archives, but haven't heard back from him.

Any help would be much appreciated.


01-13-2009, 11:02 AM
You may have already seen the following, but interesting none the less.


01-13-2009, 02:25 PM

Post a picture and show it off a little. :)
On the PM forum there is an Antique section. You might find out something there.


01-13-2009, 02:35 PM
isn't there a museum of miniature modelling machine tools?

if its that rare, its probably where it belongs.....hopefully they can provide a tax receipt for a donation that might be as valuable to you as an outright sale given they tend to pump up the volume on the receipts and with this economy people aren't feeling as flushed