Can anyone identify this Holbrook lathe model/age ?
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    Default Can anyone identify this Holbrook lathe model/age ?

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    I have retrieved an old Holbrook lathe from a field, and cleaned the beds etc and it is now running quite well. I have no idea what model it is. It has a all gearded headstock and all imperial threads off the gearbox. can do multistartthreads either Right or left hand. Speed range is 15 - 400. Thread range 2-28 TPI.

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    Mod? No, but it had to come off a whaling ship with all the ambergris (amber grease) on it.

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    It's a type BG-ie type B but withGap Bed. Holbrooks discontinued gap bed lathes in 1937. Ted

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    Thanks for that. I have tried to match it with photo's but they seem to be very rare for my lathe. I did not know that the model B had a fully geared headstock, never seen another. Or one with the feed/screw levers in the same place as mine. Enclosed a couple more pictures of a before and after shot, although I did not really document the re-commisioning. Cleaning done with wire wool and diesel oil as the cutting oil. It also stops it going rusty again. The tailstock now glides like a Scottish curling stone on ice.

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