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JoelP
02-02-2005, 08:15 PM
I recently acquired a lathe that I believe to be very old. I am interested in getting a new chuck and some tooling for it. The problem is that I have searched high and low for any kind of markings from the manufacturer and can't find anything at all. I was thinking maybe someone here could look at it and tell me who made it, possibly when and if I can still get parts.

The pictures are located on my website at:
http://home.cmaaccess.com/~joel/links.htm

Any info would be appreciated.

egpace
02-02-2005, 08:25 PM
Looks turn of the century to me, 1910?

Check out this site, a lot of mouse clicking, but probably your best chance on stumbling on it.

http://www.lathes.co.uk/page21.html

Get the images in front of these guys, their forum is Antique Machinery and History.

http://www.practicalmachinist.com/cgi-bin/ubbcgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=forum;f=11

As far as parts go, I'm afraid you'll need a time machine to contact the manufacturer.

Good luck,
Ed

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charlie coghill
02-02-2005, 09:12 PM
That lathe looks like the one that my dad had. He got it some time in the 1930s befor I was born and he said that it was old then. So my guess is also about 1900/1910.
Charlie

egpace
02-02-2005, 09:14 PM
Joel,
It might be a Senaca Falls lathe. Check the link below. Yours would be older than the one at the bottom the website page. My guess is based on the 2 tee slots in the saddle on either side of the cross slide. A kind of unique feature.


http://www.lathes.co.uk/senecafalls/index.html

Ed

JoelP
02-02-2005, 09:31 PM
I had no idea that it might be that old. It's amazing to me that it still works so well. I am planning to take it apart and give it a good cleaning so that I can use it. Now that I have a better idea of its age I am considering a full restoration. Thanks for the replies.

Tim Clarke
02-02-2005, 11:13 PM
Don't know about the lathe, but it has a Atlas countershaft and motor mount.

Tim