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    The excellent reference website http://www.lathes.co.uk/index.html has a few missing manufacturers, a couple of which I have looked for in vain, Wadkin mills, and Kearney & Trecker.
    If anybody has information that they could pass on to the website, it would benefit us all. There must be lots of missing information out there somewhere.

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    Originally posted by old mart View Post
    The excellent reference website http://www.lathes.co.uk/index.html has a few missing manufacturers, a couple of which I have looked for in vain, Wadkin mills, and Kearney & Trecker.
    If anybody has information that they could pass on to the website, it would benefit us all. There must be lots of missing information out there somewhere.
    Do you mean J. Wadkin Ltd. Leicester?
    Both Watkin and K&T are represented on Vintage Machinery dot org by a wealth of information.

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    • #3
      Don’t understand how that list is useful, don’t see any CNC lathes on it...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by RB211 View Post
        Don’t understand how that list is useful, don’t see any CNC lathes on it...
        SURE ! Start trouble again and then hop in that plane and retreat at 500+ mph LOL

        Real pilots flip the prop to start the engine

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Sparky_NY View Post
          SURE ! Start trouble again and then hop in that plane and retreat at 500+ mph LOL

          Real pilots flip the prop to start the engine
          Aye, they do, and ones that make money push buttons. Hey, that reminds me of another industry...

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          • #6
            I don't think the site's owner has banned cnc information, but cnc owners are too busy or cannot be bothered to contribute.
            I've just bookmarked http://vintagemachinery.org/ thanks reggie.
            Last edited by old mart; 01-01-2019, 08:29 AM.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by RB211 View Post
              Don’t understand how that list is useful, don’t see any CNC lathes on it...
              I don't see how the UK website is useful. Not very comprehensive, no manuals, etc., etc.

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              • #8
                Historical information.
                The shortest distance between two points is a circle of infinite diameter.

                Bluewater Model Engineering Society at https://sites.google.com/site/bluewatermes/

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by reggie_obe View Post
                  I don't see how the UK website is useful. Not very comprehensive, no manuals, etc., etc.
                  He has a myriad of manuals. Selling them is where he gets his revenue.

                  I'd like to see someone put forward a comparable resource as I've yet to find one.
                  Peter - novice home machinist, modern motorcycle enthusiast.

                  Denford Viceroy 280 Synchro (11 x 24)
                  Herbert 0V adapted to R8 by 'Sir John'.
                  Monarch 10EE 1942

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Peter. View Post
                    He has a myriad of manuals. Selling them is where he gets his revenue.

                    I'd like to see someone put forward a comparable resource as I've yet to find one.
                    Vintage Machinery is that, covers machinery beyond mills and lathes, historical information, I don't have to pay for manuals, many photo of individual machines, etc.
                    Last edited by reggie_obe; 01-01-2019, 01:34 PM.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by RB211 View Post
                      Don’t understand how that list is useful, don’t see any CNC lathes on it...
                      There is one picture of a CNC machine,we only need one since they all look alike,just grease and coolant stained sheet metal boxes
                      I just need one more tool,just one!

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                      • #12
                        You might try " lathes.co.uk ". Might help.

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                        • #13
                          Not much Wadkin beyond woodworking machinery on http://vintagemachinery.org/ and no sign of DS&G

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by old mart View Post
                            Not much Wadkin beyond woodworking machinery on http://vintagemachinery.org/ and no sign of DS&G
                            Conversely, lathes UK has damn little information on Van Norman milling machines. No mention of any of the most familiar models:#6, 12, 16, 22, 32, 1R2, 2RQ, etc

                            I thought Wadkin was mainly a maker of woodworking machinery? If you have old paper you're willing to scan in and make public, I'm sure VM would be happy to host it.

                            It seems that there is a scarcity of information on DS&G.
                            http://vintagemachinery.org/mfgindex...?id=4080&tab=4

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                            • #15
                              I like vintagemachinery but I can't say that it even comes close to comparing with lathes in terms of sheer diversity of equipment covered. I would guess that the fact that one website is fundamentally U.S and the other U.K explains why VM has no DSG info and lathes' Van Norman info is lacking. Both rely in good part on submissions from the populace and it's only natural that VM will be more focused on American iron.

                              Both good resources.
                              Peter - novice home machinist, modern motorcycle enthusiast.

                              Denford Viceroy 280 Synchro (11 x 24)
                              Herbert 0V adapted to R8 by 'Sir John'.
                              Monarch 10EE 1942

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