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    Recommendations for a book about technological change early/mid 1900's

    Hi everyone, We are working through issues of ever changing and improving technology at work, centered primarily on digital platforms and resources and how best to integrate them into a hybrid workforce. I'm looking for a book/article/resource that speaks to a similar situation in regards to...
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    Early Hardinge Cataract 59

    It should be a press fit, yes.
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    for sale: Wade 7 turret lathe, Baltimore MD, $600

    If I was closer I wouldn't be able to resist! If you do part it out I am also interested in some of the bits. Sorry you have to move it along, it looks like such a sweet little lathe.
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    winter project: P&W toolmakers compound

    Nice! It looks great :) I had to make a tiny little tool to get inside those dovetails. I've used it quite a bit since as most of the stuff I am scraping is similar in size. I had to modify my nut too, I moved it a bit in and had to remove some thickness from the flat section. Once I had it...
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    Intact Gauge/indicator shop Waltham,MA - interest in the machines

    I'd love to buy the property, live in the house, and use the outbuilding as my shop :) But alas, my dollars do not agree with my dreams..... It does appear to be an entire sale based on the listing but there are separate offers (and continued interest) in for the tooling. I don't have any...
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    Intact Gauge/indicator shop Waltham,MA - interest in the machines

    I don't have any news. I got extremely busy in December and didn't head back in and that has continued so far into January. I'm hoping to go back and continue cataloguing but I have no idea if any forward movement has happened with regards to what will happen with the space/machines/tooling...
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    winter project: P&W toolmakers compound

    I'd be surprised if the Rivett compounds as shown in those pictures didn't have full contact over both A and B surfaces. Its not that hard to get them all matched reasonably well. For doing A, I scraped the large A surface flat and parallel to the underside and then used it to spot the...
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    winter project: P&W toolmakers compound

    I’ve rescraped a few of these slides, and this particular P&W one specifically. I figure the A-A contact is crucial, being the largest surface. I’ve been prioritizing it above the B-B surface, although they should both be fit. I have a few of these in pieces if you are looking for the bottom...
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    Intact Gauge/indicator shop Waltham,MA - interest in the machines

    And lastly, I have been surprised to find so many blank collets- Some of every size as well as casting forms for the larger step collets. There are 30+ large step collets in the attic that don't obviously fit any of the machines on the floor- Unless they fit in one of the large engine lathes...
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    Intact Gauge/indicator shop Waltham,MA - interest in the machines

    And here is the larger of the 2 pinion cutters, and the pinion cutting head for the bench miller, both of these labeled as Stark products:
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    Intact Gauge/indicator shop Waltham,MA - interest in the machines

    After a little hiatus I was back over today and continued digging through the tooling, while a friend set up to take some nice studio style photographs. I spent time in the attic- I knew there were some older tools up there and I was curious to get a closer look at them. What I was able to...
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    Intact Gauge/indicator shop Waltham,MA - interest in the machines

    Jim, these aren't the 3C bench millers, they are size 1 Bench hand milling machines. There are 3 of them- 2 set up seemingly to cut racks in the indicator spindles and another rougher one. I've found a good number of extra arbors for them (not shown in the photos) and a few collets. Curious...
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    Intact Gauge/indicator shop Waltham,MA - interest in the machines

    And a few photos of the bigger stuff- the Landis grinder with its beautiful lineshaft system all intact. And the B&S mill in the corner with a cabinet full of tooling for it.
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    Intact Gauge/indicator shop Waltham,MA - interest in the machines

    I also found a drawer of tooling for the small Hamilton gear hobbing machine. Many arbors/collets, a small collection of nice sharp hobs and what looks like a full set of gears. Manuals too- I realized as I was rotating the photos that the manual I am showing is for a different model than what...
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    Intact Gauge/indicator shop Waltham,MA - interest in the machines

    Also found in the attic was a box of blank collets. Some of these were marked FE Randall, so I'm assuming they were all made in house. I did find casting patterns for step collets in the attic so I am wondering if some of those were made in house too? Here are a few pics of the one box I...
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    Intact Gauge/indicator shop Waltham,MA - interest in the machines

    Hi everyone, I went back yesterday and continued to do a rough cataloguing of everything I could identify. Next week I might spend some more time in the attic- a quick look up there yesterday found a Stark pinion cutter. In rougher condition than anything out on the floor, but complete, even...
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    Intact Gauge/indicator shop Waltham,MA - interest in the machines

    I don't know the answer to any of these questions unfortunately, hopefully Jim will chime in with some sense of what he (and the rest of the family) is/are thinking. I get the feeling that there aren't hard answers yet to any of these. Posting the original thread in the commerce section was...
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    Intact Gauge/indicator shop Waltham,MA - interest in the machines

    There have already been a few sales from the building- a newer lathe and a big Greenerd press. As much as this seems like a nice long term preservation opportunity it is also an active estate cleanout- I'm deferring to Jim, Jgard911 from the thread here, who is trying to figure out what makes...
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    Intact Gauge/indicator shop Waltham,MA - interest in the machines

    Ahh- and 1 more that wouldn't fit in the 5 photo limit- Found in a Waltham watch safe in the basement, a very clean set of Johansson blocks and holders, with the original catalogs
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