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Black Forest
05-31-2010, 03:42 PM
My horse shoer asked me if I wanted his Grandfathers old lathe. It is a Ariston.

I Googled it and found a couple of ads for it. The lathe is quite small as lathes go and in order to change speeds it looks like you have to change some gears.

It uses a electric motor to a transmission to the late head stock. He said his grandfather used it to make bolts and screws.

I checked lathes.uk.co and they don't have this lathe listed. Just curious if I should take it for the fun of cleaning it up and making small parts.
http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab91/burnandreturn/lathe4.jpg
http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab91/burnandreturn/lathe2.jpg
http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab91/burnandreturn/lathe1.jpg

Tony Ennis
05-31-2010, 04:27 PM
It looks like a nice lathe. Why not take it? Its next stop is at the breakers otherwise.

The Artful Bodger
05-31-2010, 05:34 PM
It looks in fundamentally good order and complete. The motor conversion is quite neatly done too. I would say take it and even if you do no more than clean it up it will be a joy to have and to pass on eventually.