Looking for Pratt & Whitnet or Hendey lathe
Originally posted as a WTB over in Commerce/Machinery, no luck. I hope it's ok to put this here. Also copying to Antiques section.
I would like to buy a 16x30 Pratt & Whitney Model C or Hendey toolroom lathe. A little longer would be OK, but nothing longer than 54". I have some specific wants, but I know I will have to consider any options. A good 4 jaw chuck, steady and follower rests, micrometer stop, taper attachment. I believe either of these would be equipped with a thread dial. Any other tooling would be a plus. 1000 rpm or better and hard ways probably means a later model. Cosmetics don't matter as much, but I don't want to buy a project lathe or one that is worn out. Pretty paint won't hurt, though.
Somewhere on the eastern half of the USA would be preferred, but I am open to any. Please let me know any leads you might have.
Thank you for any help.
I'd be looking at this one - note 1500 RPPM which equals late. I would not be worried about length when there are so few offered. I also would not be concerned about things like steady and FR since these can be made or adapted.
Pratt & Whitney 16 x 78 Inch Model C Lathe