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    hI, I`M NEW TO THIS FORUM AND WANT TO LEARN AS MUCH ABOUT THE MACHINE SHOP TRADE AS POSSIBLE.I HAVE WORKED IN SOME OLD SHOPS IN CONNECTICUT[PLANTSVILLE] AND STARTED MY WELDING CARREER. I HAVE SINCE MOVED TO COLORADO AND HAVE RETIRED ON 6 ACRES.I HAVE JUST AQUIRED A 16"X100" LATHE FOR THE TAKING AND PLAN ON RESTORING IT. IT IS RATHER LARGE AS IT WEIGHS AROUND 7000 LBS. MY NEXT ENDEAVOR WILL BE TO POUR A SLAB AND BUILD AROUND THIS BEHEMOTH. ANYBODY KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THE OLD UNIVERSAL MACHINERY CO. LATHES?

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  • #2
    Welcome

    Have fun and good luck.

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    • #3
      maybe you would get more replies if you took the caps off

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      • #4
        Did you try here?->

        http://www.lathes.co.uk/page21.html
        I just need one more tool,just one!

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        • #5
          <font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by wierdscience:
          Did you try here?-&gt;

          http://www.lathes.co.uk/page21.html
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          Thanx, I looked into it and apparantly this company only made lathes prior to ww1 and only for the war effort bacause the milwaukee archives has no record of the company either. the finish on the machine is very rough which indicates a war machine. Thanx anyway!

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          • #6
            Post some pictures. That helps to identify things.
            AND we all like pictures.

            Good luck
            Happy holidays
            Be safe

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            • #7
              <font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Tinker2:
              Post some pictures. That helps to identify things.
              AND we all like pictures.

              Good luck
              Happy holidays
              Be safe

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              Thanx, and you all do the same Dave


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              • #8
                how do you send a pic? I went to the ubb code page and and i think my brain fell out or something.

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                • #9
                  To post a photo it needs to be hosted on the web for access. Means it can't be in your comp's HD, etc. Whoever has the photo hosted should be able to generate a 'link', or address which you copy and then paste into your post here. You add: [img] on the front of the addy and [/img] on the back of the addy. Your photo should appear.

                  SOunds like you retired to a nice area, and 6 acres is a piece of ground. You oughta be able to turn some fancy fence posts with that 16x100 lathe!

                  Best,
                  Rick
                  Son of the silver stream ..... Bullet caster.

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