I'm on a mission to get our shops '79 Whacheon lathe up to par again. Also, I have zero qualifications for this project, yet here we are...
I'll attach a picture of the item in question. It is a picture of what I believe to be part our lathe had, but was since broken and/or lost. No one remembers exactly (helpful, i know). Also note, this is not our exact lathe pictured, one of the techs forwarded a few things he found to try and help.
Here's the thing, I'm having a hard time digging thru to find relevant information, and also found an additional piece of equipment this may belong to. We have a Mimik PT45 piled on a pallet that was pulled out from under the lathe as it had "coat rack" status for quite awhile. Could this be part of the Mimik and not nessecry for the lathe?
The yellow circle I am aware is the dial indicator used for threading. The green circle I assumed was part of the threading , half nut(?) Possibly, but the discovery of the mimik has me wondering.
Any and all knowledge you can share would be greatly appreciated.