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    Default Old Reed&Prentice

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    I might look at this lathe but am wondering what info I can gather here before I go.
    Can anyone tell me what the top rpms of this machine would be,
    Also any idea of the size? Seller doesn't know.
    He says it's a flat belt drive which I'd guess predates the chain drive RPs.
    I don't need a real modern machine but I do want one that will turn 1000 rpms or so.
    Thanks for any info.

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    will turn 1000 rpms or so
    You are less than half way there

    18 to 432 in 1930

    Last two entries here from 1935 - which shows the later "L" type spindle nose - that your example lacks

    Reed-Prentice Co. - Publication Reprints | VintageMachinery.org

    have fun

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    Thank you.
    I guess I'll pass then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultradog MN View Post
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    I might look at this lathe but am wondering what info I can gather here before I go.
    Can anyone tell me what the top rpms of this machine would be,
    Also any idea of the size? Seller doesn't know.
    He says it's a flat belt drive which I'd guess predates the chain drive RPs.
    I don't need a real modern machine but I do want one that will turn 1000 rpms or so.
    Thanks for any info.
    Take better fotos. Frame them. Hang 'em on the wall. You and Reed-Prentice have done yer duty.

    Now go find a newer lathe you can set on the floor and make chips with.

    That simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultradog MN View Post
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    I might look at this lathe but am wondering what info I can gather here before I go.
    Can anyone tell me what the top rpms of this machine would be,
    Also any idea of the size? Seller doesn't know.
    He says it's a flat belt drive which I'd guess predates the chain drive RPs.
    I don't need a real modern machine but I do want one that will turn 1000 rpms or so.
    Thanks for any info.
    I'm fairly certain that is a chain drive model. Also known as a "silent drive"

    Mine is a little newer but has the same layout. That long end cover has the chain drive behind it.

    Hodge

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    I have a friend who has a Reed Prentice, the ways by the chuck are very badly worn, I would check the ways before anything else.

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    Keep us posted if you decide to follow the machine home! I am parting out a similar machine and may be able to help with some missing parts or damaged gears

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultradog MN View Post
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    00b0b_70md8ng4xabz_0t20ci_600x450.jpg

    I might look at this lathe but am wondering what info I can gather here before I go.
    Can anyone tell me what the top rpms of this machine would be,
    Also any idea of the size? Seller doesn't know.
    He says it's a flat belt drive which I'd guess predates the chain drive RPs.
    I don't need a real modern machine but I do want one that will turn 1000 rpms or so.
    Thanks for any info.
    I have the same machine in the 14 x 30 size and i love it. Mine has very little wear and works great. Headstock has spur gears so it's quite loud but it is a very stout and accurate machine.


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