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    Default Old Unique Lathe Needs Saving

    My apologies for being clueless, but the ad doesn't give any info, and I've never seen anything like this:
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    This is apparently in Denver, here's the link to the ad on FB marketplace, I hope this machine gets saved:
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    Seller needs to read the Guide to taking mug shots thread! That said it is really interesting. I hope someone here can ID it, I'd like to learn more about it.

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    Interesting. I've seen one other lathe with a bevel gear drive , not exactly like this but tyen it is difficult to make out exactly what's what in the one photo here.

    Any chance of more photos?

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    the link to Facebook marketplace has several more photos ...

    Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk

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    Clicked on link - Says listing isn't available anymore

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    Hopefully not bought by by some jizzbag to make an industrial table from the legs.

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    The ad is still up - I messaged the seller, asked if he would take a full frontal pic and also asked if there are any identifying marks. I'll report back.

    I'd hate to see this scrapped - where else can I post this, to give it some visibility?

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    If you can capture the photos from the ad, attach them here -
    This is THE place for antique machinery, after all :~)

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    3 boxes of stuff with it, including a couple 4 jaw chucks, backplates, change gears, etc. I'd definitely get it if it were in south east, Denver is just too far from Atlanta.








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    Wow !
    If you buy this, you absolutely have to wear those goggles, while operating it !

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    Interesting design for the ways and the lead screw too.

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    its the way back . it sad that most of the people trying to sell things like this that have no understanding of what it is and have even less of an understanding of how to take a photo of the item that lets us see an over all image of what it is to put it all in to prospective . but i do thank the members who took the time to share with us this vary cool old lathe hope someone can put a name with it

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    I suspect there is quite a bit of improvisation on this lathe

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    Kind of reminds me of an old armature lathe used in an old garage from the 1930's. Back when generator's and starter armatures were turned and had the mica undercut in the armature.

    JH

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom A View Post
    Wow !
    If you buy this, you absolutely have to wear those goggles, while operating it !
    Lederhosen and wooden 'sabots' as well?

    And if you PAY anything for it, mebbe a butt-plug integrated with a cash register?

    High-tech thing. Can't save 'em all, may as well bank on that.

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    Looks like the lathe found a home. If it was closer it would've been my home. Probably a good thing it wasn't closer.


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