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    THAT OLD GANG 'O MINE

  • #2
    Where do you find these great old pics?

    Barry Milton

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    • #3
      Good grief, look at the size of the counter weights they're running on the face plate! I wonder what they were turning.

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      • #4
        I love that all-gear-drive tailstock!

        But any idea what that handwheel/bevelgear is for, on the side of the apron where a threading dial would usually go?

        Doc.
        Doc's Machine. (Probably not what you expect.)

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        • #5
          this was posted on the other forum:

          "from the looks of it, the lathe has a D.C. Drive motor- not uncommon in the older shops. The older DC Motors used to use a kind of drum controller- sometimes referred to as a "Trolley Car" controller. This was to give a soft start and vary the speed. The handwheel to the RH of the carriage may well be for working the drum control switch to start/stop and vary the speed of the spindle.

          Joe Michaels"

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          • #6
            Looks as if it turns the bottom shaft thru a bevel.
            Could it be the clutch ?
            .

            Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.



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            • #7
              It's used to advance the tailstock.
              Gary Helmick

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              • #8
                My bad I was looking at the wrong wheel.
                Gary Helmick

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                • #9
                  Had a request today to make these large vee pullies.
                  I could have used a machine like this!!
                  eddie
                  ps Still think the coffee table book would work!!
                  please visit my webpage:
                  http://motorworks88.webs.com/

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                  • #10
                    Look at how small the crossfeed dial appears. Is it possible they didn't even have one? Nice picture.

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                    • #11
                      From the counterweights they had to be turning some kind of ecentric. Most likely a crankshaft of some sort. And that center looks like something Wonder Woman could use
                      Forty plus years and I still have ten toes, ten fingers and both eyes. I must be doing something right.

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