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12-19-2010, 04:10 PM
I really don't have time to mess with an old lathe but what is it anyway?

12-19-2010, 04:33 PM
I'll go out on a limb and say it ain't a lathe..

Optics Curmudgeon
12-19-2010, 04:44 PM
Looks like an old brake drum lathe to me.

12-19-2010, 06:51 PM
Post some pics with different views. First look says a specialty tool grinder.

Don Young
12-19-2010, 11:21 PM
Looks a lot like a lantern tool post next to the chuck so I think it has some kind of specialty lathe function. There also seems to be some type of vertical adjustment with that large handwheel on the column. I believe the key is knowing the function of that part on the left but I have no idea what that might be.

Dr Stan
12-19-2010, 11:57 PM
My guess is its a custom second op machine. However, more pics would sure help.