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Help Me Decide What to Do With It (old No3)

lgwsaw

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Hello,
New to the group-- first post.
I just acquired this old turret lathe. I have searched for days trying to find something close to it but have come up short.Side is stamped No 3--- Total weight is about 3000lbs. I am thinking around the year 1910??
I have tore it apart and have everything working smoothly. My hope was to install a chuck,tool holder and some type of slide table but not use if it is worth the trouble. Any Ideas??

Thank you
Larry

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johnoder

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Slide can be hand fed to cut off or face or maybe light forming - but any longitudinal turning was by turret - hand fed

There are no power feeds

Any chuck will require making a back plate to fit the spindle nose thread. You can be sure these are not laying around for sale.

By my 1926 brochure, a #4 had a carriage, a feed rod down the front of the bed and power feed on both carriage and turret
 

johnoder

Moderator
I just noticed the drive! If no control over speed of motor - such as a VFD - that thing must have a lowest speed of about 450 - with plain spindle bearings no less - which have no visible means of lubrication
 








 
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