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  • Atlas lathe question

    Hi -

    New guy here!
    Always been fascinated with machinery and fabrication, and I'm happy to have just taken possession of the Atlas 10" lathe my grandfather bought new back in 1953.
    He is a retired electrician (still kicking at 93 years old), and had used the lathe to rebuild electric motors.
    I'm in the process of building a stand for it, and plan on doing some cleanup soon. Overall it's in fantastic shape, as it is a one owner machine that was taken care of very well.
    I have all the original parts/gears and the original manual.

    I do have one quick question on identifying a part on the lathe. On the tailstock, opposite the locking lever, it a little nub that sits in a hole. When I take it out, it has a small pin end. Any ideas what this is for? The manual doesn't identify it (as far as I can see).

    Thanks! - James

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    Last edited by Corrado; 03-23-2017, 01:17 PM.

  • #2
    Dauber for white lead. Was used to lubricate the point on the tailstock dead center.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by reggie_obe View Post
      Dauber for white lead. Was used to lubricate the point on the tailstock dead center.
      OK! That makes sense. Thanks!

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