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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:

Any info would be appreciated.

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.


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


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

Good luck,

[This message has been edited by egpace (edited 02-02-2005).]

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.

02-02-2005, 09:14 PM
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.



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.