Please help Identify old lathe!
The Manager has this Barnes Drill Co. Lathe for Sale. I am not sure what year although I did find a serial number Barnes International unable to help. Anybody have an idea about the year this was made and a typical value?
Looks to be around 1916.
Ask him if you can pay metal scrap price. :^)
Looks like it has a sliding bed on it. Kinda neat
Here is Barnes Drill Co. lathe from a 1917 advert. There are close similarities e.g. headstock but you have legs instead of a base, perhaps your lathe is smaller and lighter than the advert.
I read elsewhere the company was founded around 1907.
There are thousands of W.F. & John Barnes lathes out there, so it's good to see a survivor from the Barnes Drill Co. I have one of their drilling machines, it is superb.
This lathe is on New Haven Conn. CL
Barnes Drill Co Lathe
He had me post on Craigslist but really not sure if he is asking enough or too much for it. I contacted Barnes International to see if anway to help identify model and more specifics and the response I got was to get what we could for it and that it was before that persons time there of 30 years. Not much help. Thank you for any information to help.
The company was founded in 1907. The serial number I found was 7514, it looks to have a Furnas electric controller on it as well which i dont know if that is original or not.
In your location with plenty of old lathes I would think $200 would be more reasonable. And,that is if it is not totaly worn out. Does it have the change gear set still with it? If not scrap price for value.
We are not sure if it has the cange gear set or not? We honestly know very little about the machine. I know the manager was hoping that someone would buy and restore rather thn it be scrapped.
It is built by ....
the brother of W.F. & John Barnes, Benjamin F. Barnes. He worked with W.F. & John Barnes in their machinery building business, however branched out and built some really nice machines. (yes, I would like one of his treadle lathes ) This is a sliding gap lathe.
Here is a brief history of B.F. Barnes:
from Bernhard's site: Barnes Co, B F | http://www.treadleit.info
This firm was founded by Benjamin Franklin Barnes after he left W. F. & John Barnes Co. in 1896. B. Frank Barnes was a brother of W. Fletcher and John S. Barnes. He went into business with a couple of partners, H. C. Marsh and S. H. Reck. They incorporated as B. F. Barnes Co. in 1899. In 1907 Barnes was forced out of the company, which was renamed to Rockford Drilling Machine Co. B. F. Barnes subsequently formed the Barnes Drill Co.. B. F. Barnes Co. specialized in drills,
Loose Change Gears would be stored near the lathe.
It should not be too hard to identify the change gear set. This is a group of loose gears. If you have a group of unidentified loose gears laying, hanging, or otherwise stored near the lathe, check to see if they have the correct pitch and center hole to be arranged on the gear studs on the left side of the headstock.
There are usually more than a dozen gears in a loose change gear group. They would be kept near where the lathe was used. Look around !
There's a tag on the lathe which describes how to arrange the gears to cut various threads. You can "work backward" from that tag to figure out how many gears, and what numbers of teeth, the lathe had.
Loss of those gears is a big deal because replacements are about $30 per gear and there's a dozen of them.
Thank you all for your help, I have not found the change gear set however not sure if this is original location machine was used.
Originally Posted by SouthBendModel34