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    Whitcomb planer

    Not sure if this is the right place to post this, but.... Save this planer from the scrapper, if you can. (It is in Texas.) 10ft bed, planes 8ft x 30in x 30in. Weighs 12000lbs!!! It is going to the scrap dealer real soon if no one saves it. Maybe you know someone who would want it if you don't...
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    Tuff-Hard Steel Co of Detroit

    Does anyone know anything about Tuff-Hard? (There are some bits for sale in Australia on the fleabag and I am curious about them. How old might they be, etc. Vintage Antique Tuff-Hard Corp Detroit Carbon Steel Engineering Lathe Tool Bit | eBay)
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    Solar 'Silicon Valley" in China

    In 1979 President Jimmy Carter oversaw the installation of the first solar hot water heater on the roof of the White House. That hot water heater was removed by his successor, Ronald Reagan, and now it is on display in the Solar Museum in China in Solar City. This is so symptomatic of the idiocy...
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    Milnes lathe

    I wish it were easier to get this delivered. It looks to be in amazingly original condition. My first lathe was an old Milnes and it worked well, considering its age. I particularly like the fact that this lathe has the complete overhead with it. A Super Treadle Lathe c1911 by Henry Milnes of...
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    Georgian? lathe

    Georgian would make this lathe pre-1830 I suppose. I don't know if that is likely or not for this. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Georgian-antique-collectable-wood-turning-treadle-lathe-cast-iron-works-well-/271081784505?pt=UK_Collectable_ToolsHasdware_RL&hash=item3f1dbbc4b9
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    Rivett 608s in U.K.

    A couple of Rivett 608 lathes on U.K. fleabay: First one looks like a 5C eBay - New & used electronics, cars, apparel, collectibles, sporting goods & more at low prices second one is missing tailstock, change gears according to seller. eBay - New & used electronics, cars, apparel...
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    Rivett 103 Grinder

    Is there anyone out there with a Rivett 103 Grinder? If so, please contact me. Many thanks, Michael
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    Old iron on Ebay

    Saw these and thought someone should save these. I have no connection with this offering, but just thought there must be someone interested. Lot of Three Vintage Antique Lathe Milling Machines (eBay item 320669832292 end time 19-Mar-11 02:18:35 AEDST) : Business Industrial Moderator Note: See...
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    Rivett 608 for sale

    I saw this for sale on the Rivett 608 group web site: Yahoo! Groups Looks to be pretty complete. Wonder how much....
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    Anyone know about Reckermann milling machine?

    Does anyone know anything about these? http://cgi.ebay.de/gute-alte-deutsche-Universal-Fraesmaschine-Reckermann_W0QQitemZ270407123842QQcmdZViewItemQQpt%20ZIndustriemaschinen?hash=item3ef5854382&_trksid=p3%20286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A12|66%3A2|39%3A1|72%3A12%2029|240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50
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    Old Monarch on fleabay

    Saw this old monarch on the flea: http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Monarch-Centre-Lathe_W0QQitemZ110348993549QQcmdZViewItemQQptZAU_B nI_Woodworking_Metalworking?hash=item110348993549& _trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2|65%3A1|39%3A 1|240%3A1318 That's about $U.S. 390 by the way.
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    Old Monarch on fleabay

    Saw this old monarch on the flea: http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Monarch-Centre-Lathe_W0QQitemZ110348993549QQcmdZViewItemQQptZAU_BnI_Woodworking_Metalworking?hash=item110348993549&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2|65%3A1|39%3A1|240%3A1318 That's about $U.S. 390 by the way.