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    Into turret lathes......

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...E:B:SS:US:1123

  • #2
    LOL

    It's like tool dip.

    That is a cool little machine though.

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    • #3
      Oooooh....and its Resale Red, too!

      Paul
      Paul Carpenter
      Mapleton, IL

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      • #4
        Lol, is it a toy machine or a real machine?

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        • #5
          It is real,Cornflake.

          Keep asking questions like that and your Sig line may be your Epitaph.

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          • #6
            Pack a lunch if you want to epitaph me, sweetheart, cause it'll be a job!

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            • #7
              It sure is red. Is it pulsing? Or is it an optical illusion?
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              It is true, there is nothing free about freedom, don't be so quick to give it away.

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              • #8
                All jocularity aside,what could it originally have been used for?.It seems a little"agricultural" for jewellers use.
                Hans

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by IOWOLF
                  Into turret lathes......
                  That actually looks like a horizontal boring mill Wolf.

                  Cute little thing, but My God -- the rattle-can paint job!
                  "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did."

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                  • #10
                    Perhaps a Second,3rd 4th, op. lathe.

                    Hell, with a VSR,DC motor,and a die head, it could do screws,or perhaps Pins.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by matador
                      All jocularity aside,what could it originally have been used for?.It seems a little"agricultural" for jewellers use.
                      Making a bunch of little parts all the same and as fast as you could make the levers feed.

                      Or one part at a time. It is a lathe isn't it?

                      Takes a bit of a touch, but I have ran a lathe like that.
                      Gene

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by topct
                        It is a lathe isn't it?
                        I don't think so: the workpiece appears intended to be mounted on the saddle T-slots, the saddle is lever driven, and no compound.

                        So my guess is horizontal boring mill.
                        "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did."

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                        • #13
                          Laslo, We heard your Opinion the first time, GEEEZ.

                          It is advertised as a Lathe.

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                          • #14
                            Actually its a "turret mini bench lathe rare Atlas" according to the ad

                            You may both be right in that its a bit of dedicated machinery. A boring mill would not have a turret like that, however as far as I know. This is an older machine and back in the day, a lot of casings, cylinders etc. were bored in a lathe with the work mounted on a cross slide and a boring bar between centers.

                            I went and looked at a South Bend lathe from the teens (for my Uncle). It had sort of mini-t-slots at all four corners of the carriage designed for bolting down work to the cross-slide. Its like the one here:

                            http://www.lathes.co.uk/southbend/page2.html

                            Paul
                            Paul Carpenter
                            Mapleton, IL

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by IOWOLF
                              It is advertised as a Lathe.
                              Oh, well if it was listed on Ebay as a lathe, it must be a lathe

                              Too bad he didn't list it as a cold fusion reactor -- I've been looking for one of those...
                              "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did."

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