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    This little screw cutting lathe has just been rescued from the local scrap dealer. After perusing the lathes.co.uk pages, (a marvelous resource) it looks like it dates to the late 50's and is one of the varieties of rebadged Portass Model S that were available.
    http://www.lathes.co.uk/portass/index.html




  • #2
    The bed of that lathe looks like very similar to the 3 in 1 machines.

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    • #3
      Im more interested in the bench its sitting on ..
      whats the purpose of that bench.

      btw ..didnt mean to insult you on your buy

      all the best.markj
      Last edited by aboard_epsilon; 03-10-2011, 08:57 AM.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by aboard_epsilon
        Im more interested in the bench its sitting on ..
        whats the purpose of that bench.

        btw ..didnt mean to insult you on your buy

        all the best.markj


        Looks like a shear. Shear is covered by cardboard.

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        • #5
          The bench is, as moe1942 suggests, a sheet metal guillotine, a 4' long manual item, with a piece of cardboard propped to eliminate background clutter.

          The photos are taken at the workshop of the local historical society where I volunteer one day a week.

          I have to say the local scrappy is very good and will negotiate a fair price (quite often zero) for items of interest the historical society spots in his scrap pile.

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          • #6
            it looks more like a copy of the myford MF series lathe than the portass you say.

            such a copy that maybe the parts can be interchanged ..



            http://www.lathes.co.uk/myford%20mf74/page5.html



            all the best.markj
            Last edited by aboard_epsilon; 03-10-2011, 11:29 AM.

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            • #7
              I too really like the bench but lathe is an added bonus well done. Alistair
              Please excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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              • #8
                Mark's spot on. The bed casting is virtually identical to his Myford photo, to the extent of the bolt-down lugs and the positioning of the nameplate.

                That could tidy up and make a very nice little machine. I like the back gear on such a small machine.
                Richard - SW London, UK, EU.

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