View Full Version : recognize the brand of lathe?

08-04-2014, 07:18 PM
Anyone know this emblem, I've found a similar lathe labeled MSC or MCS, which I can't remember, but there was no info on that one either, and that's as close as I've came.

http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y347/markrspearspear11/turret_zps6154bed1.jpg (http://s1028.photobucket.com/user/markrspearspear11/media/turret_zps6154bed1.jpg.html)

Doc Nickel
08-04-2014, 09:09 PM
Not an exact match, but towards the bottom of this page (http://www.lathes.co.uk/habegger/index.html) is a couple of photos of a Swiss-made Habegger lathe:


They're not necessarily turret or second-op style lathes, but the shape of the headstock and the ways is very, very close. Logo's also vaguely similar- I could see it being an earlier version of yours, or a pre-corporate-merger version or something.

Not much help, but something to look for anyway.

08-04-2014, 10:16 PM
certainly not a Habegger. That is and always has been to my knowledge THE generic, Asian, 5C turret lathe. I've seen old beat up versions going back decades. Every one seems to have a different mark, badge or label. You can find the exact same thing in current catalogs by all the major machinery houses.

It would seem to me to originally-originally be an updated version of a Warner & Swasey No.1 or any number of other very early turret lathes. The spindle was updated to the far more common 5C collet and a few other features cherry-picked for inclusion like the headstock mounted cut-off slide, etc.


Possibly originated with Lin Huan Machinery Corp. in Taiwan? model "LHT-25B."
YEP! Look at the logo: http://www.lathes.co.uk/linhuan/

08-04-2014, 11:07 PM
I saw a machine like that a long time ago, I think it was Lico machine or something like that?? For some reason that logo sticks in my head.


08-05-2014, 03:51 PM
Great information all, got what I needed in only 3 posts thanks!