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    Default For sale: Putnam Lathe

    I have a 16 x 32 Putnam lathe for sale, $100.00. It comes with both 3 and 4 jaw chucks.
    The overall length is 7'. Weight, approximately 2000 lbs.
    I do not know year manufactured, possibly late 1890's to early 1900's.

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    I am interested... sent you a pm

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    Sounds like a sweat deal.

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    I took ownership of this Putnam lathe this evening... the seller was very nice to work with. My guess is this machine is from the late 1800’s as it still has some old features like a rise and fall. Heavy and well made like Putnam machines... I will post some good pics for Reference when I get some free time.
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    I have a Lodge & Davis lathe built in 1888 and a LeBlond built in 1909. Your lathe looks older to me.

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    Default What is the purpose of the "lead" screw on the back side

    Quote Originally Posted by Hit Miss Engine View Post
    I took ownership of this Putnam lathe this evening... the seller was very nice to work with. My guess is this machine is from the late 1800’s as it still has some old features like a rise and fall. Heavy and well made like Putnam machines... I will post some good pics for Reference when I get
    some free time.
    Please help me out in my ignorance here, what is the purpose of the lead screw on the backside of the lathe?

    CarlBoyd

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlBoyd View Post
    Please help me out in my ignorance here, what is the purpose of the lead screw on the backside of the lathe?

    CarlBoyd
    Just their way of doing business back in the day... I’m assuming they thought it may be a bit crowded on the front? Maybe someone else would be more knowledgeable on the subject...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hit Miss Engine View Post
    Just their way of doing business back in the day... I’m assuming they thought it may be a bit crowded on the front? Maybe someone else would be more knowledgeable on the subject...
    I think their idea was that there was less chips and dirt on the back side of the lathe so there would be less wear on the lead screw.


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