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    Default The Massachusetts Tool Co. No.700 lathe.

    I recently purchased a small jewelers lathe on ebay. It is marked "Massachusetts Tool Co. Greenfield, Mass. USA". After reading several posts on this forum it appears to be a No. 700 bench lathe. The collets supplied with it (one in the headstock and one in the tailstock) have internal threads and the corresponding external threads on the draw bar are .278 major dia. x 40 TPI. I am hoping to find a source for additional collets. Of the two I have, one is marked 15 and the other is marked 35. I don't know what these designations mean.

    Can anyone help?

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    I think this is the one you are talking about.

    Jeweler/WatchMaker Lathe stamped "Greenfield Mass.", mounted, with foot control | eBay

    Made by Goodell-Pratt.
    Their No.700 Precision Model Lathe.
    They are no longer in business, so no collets are available unless you find them on ebay.
    I don't know of any source.
    They made the collets(they called them round wire chucks) in inch sizes from 1/32" to 1/4" by 32nds, and metric from .5 to 6 and wire gauge twist drill sizes from 5 to 60, which is what you have(15 & 35).

    Rob

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    Default That's the one!

    Yes, exactly. That is the lathe I bought. Thanks for the info regarding collet sizes. That clears up part of my question. Is it practical to have collets made by someone with the right equipment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssohner View Post
    I recently purchased a small jewelers lathe on ebay. It is marked "Massachusetts Tool Co. Greenfield, Mass. USA". After reading several posts on this forum it appears to be a No. 700 bench lathe. The collets supplied with it (one in the headstock and one in the tailstock) have internal threads and the corresponding external threads on the draw bar are .278 major dia. x 40 TPI. I am hoping to find a source for additional collets. Of the two I have, one is marked 15 and the other is marked 35. I don't know what these designations mean.

    Can anyone help?
    A little information here: http://www.lathes.co.uk/massachusetts/

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonylathes View Post
    A little information here: http://www.lathes.co.uk/massachusetts/
    Yes, I have been on that site, wish I had the setup pictured there. I did a lot of research there when contemplating what to buy. I looked at the Goodell Platt pages as well hoping to identify compatible accessories that might be found on ebay. So far no luck.

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    Default Model 700 on Foot Powered Stand

    Can't comment on making collets but thought you might like to see some more pictures of a 700 that is on a foot powered stand. Nice and very complete outfit.

    Thanks Ed700-ad-ld.jpgaccessory-box.jpgfront-view-2.jpglathe-table-top.jpgcompound.jpg

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    Is it possible to know what words (if any) are cast into the footplate?
    Thanks,
    tony.

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    Nothing cast or stamped anywhere on the lathe or any of the accessories. Company name is on the paper label inside the top.

    If you want any pictures, please let me know. Cute little thing!!

    Thanks Ed


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