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    Stopped at neighbor's house (His dog wanted to get friendly with mine, brought her home) Anyway, he has an old lathe sitting almost buried in a corner, looked 'light' but had V-ways, said 'Atlas Kalamazoo Mi' on the QC box, I've never seen an Atlas that didn't have flat ways, just wondering when Atlas made a V-way lathe? Or is it a different 'Atlas', (But then, how many people would choose to make lathes in Kazoo??)

  • #2
    Maybe someone fitted an Atlas QC gearbox to a different lathe.
    Location: Long Island, N.Y.


    • #3
      Well Atlas bought out Clausing in the early 50's and put their name on some of the Clausing Lathes.

      I have a "Atlas-Clausing" 6300 model which has V ways and actually came from the Clausing 200 design of the 1930's

      And Yes, the quick change box says Atlas
      It is really a fine Lathe. It has a sealed oil bath saddle , oil bathe quick change box, and the headstock is oil bath.
      The Lathe change gears had anti-backlash units for low noise on the gears, and the Headstock can handle 5 C collets.
      It is considered a gun makers lathe because of the large spindle bore (1 3/8")

      Last edited by Rich Carlstedt; 05-23-2017, 12:17 AM.
      Green Bay, WI


      • #4
        That wouldn't be Ron McConkey's lathe, by any chance would it?
        "People will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time they will pick themselves up and carry on" : Winston Churchill


        • #5
          Thanks! Browsing the site, it seems to be a Clausing 100/atlas 4800 series.
          Apparently the Atlas badge itself was only used for the first year or so after Atlas purchased Clausing. looks like this one:

          I should have picked up on it because I knew of the Atlas/Clausing connection, but in my defense I've only seen Clausing lathes like the 10 ( ) and newer more squared off 6300 like Rich Carlstedt linked.