View Full Version : Photo: British Treadle Lathe?

06-09-2004, 10:59 PM

Mike W
06-10-2004, 03:55 AM
Nice photo. If I looked thru my old Model Engineer magazines, I could probably tell you the make. And we complain about imported machines.

Charles Ping
06-10-2004, 04:15 AM
It's an early Drummond 3.5 inch "B type" - still lots of them around. Similar but not as good as the successor the M type.


06-10-2004, 07:54 AM
Nice clean, well organized shop. Notice the dead sheepdog hanging in the rafters?

06-10-2004, 08:08 AM
Judging from the guy's clothes,the ski's and the board contruction plus the what appears to be snow packed in nooks and the use of a treadle lathe right next to a perfectly good dc motor I'm thinking polar expedition?

[This message has been edited by wierdscience (edited 06-10-2004).]

06-10-2004, 05:16 PM
That DC motor looks like a generator (for lighting) being run from the engine in the background. It would certainly be dark in there with no windows. I'd agree it looks like a polar expedition.


06-10-2004, 08:53 PM
Oh ya,your right that is an engine in the corner driving the generator,didn't see that this a.m.,it was early,to me anyway http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif