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Old Lathe Identification

mheo

Plastic
Joined
Mar 26, 2022
Hi
I just bought an old lathe but don't know the model or manufacturer
No name plate except from the original retaler
Bought in Sweden

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Anybody recognizing this machine
 

mheo

Plastic
Joined
Mar 26, 2022
Scanning through the Lathes + Machine Tool Archive list an this Greenwood Brothers' Lathe looks pretty similar

Mikron Type 79

After some investigation I found theese marking so far on my lathe

GB on toolpost, Greenwood Brothers maybe?

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4 BG on the inside of door

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Peter S

Diamond
Joined
May 6, 2002
Location
Auckland, New Zealand
mheo,

Keep looking. I don't think the Greenwood Brothers lathe looks similar to yours.

There was a manufacturer named Greenwood & Batley who offered a large range of machinery, maybe worth searching.
 

99Panhard

Stainless
Joined
Feb 22, 2006
Location
Smithfield, Rhode Island
The entry in Grace's Guide for Greenwood & Batley...

Search results for "Greenwood & Batley" - Graces Guide

Much like Pratt & Whitney in the US, G&B also supplied specialized machines to national armories. At about the same time P&W was equipping all of the German armories, G&B was equipping the Italian and Russian armories. They were P&W's main competition in this specialized field. Henry Royce was working for G&B at the time he was elected to the Institute of Mechanical Engineers building ammunition making machines for the Italians.
 

Cnc girl

Plastic
Joined
Apr 15, 2022
Friend has an oldy too. It recently died. He thinks it burned out a couple of the mother boards. I don't know the make or model yet. But he might need some old working boards. Any leads would be great.
 
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Joined
Apr 19, 2006
Location
Manchester, England
Friend has an oldy too. It recently died. He thinks it burned out a couple of the mother boards. I don't know the make or model yet. But he might need some old working boards. Any leads would be great.

This part of the site is really for pre CNC machinery. Try the “ CNC Machining” part of the site.

Regards Tyrone.
 

AgnewBlues

Plastic
Joined
Nov 14, 2021
The casting reminds me of the Swiss tradition of Mikron, Schaublin, or Simonet, but no positive identification. I have seen similar lathes from the aforementioned manufacturers but probably not this exact same model.
 








 
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