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    Default Small Kearney and trecker

    Hi Guys
    Here a couple pictures of a small K and T made in England. Not sure how old it is picture shows the serial number.
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    In between 1955 and 1958

    The "E" is the "wrong handed" K&T - controls on "other" face of column

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    I have a number two like that, was there ever a number 1 size. We had a really small horizontal k and t at a shop I worked at was smaller than a 2. I have only seen that one.

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    I believe the 1H is the same as the 2HL except for the table which is 9 x 40 as compared to the 9 x 46 table of the 2Hl.

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    K&t had one of the biggest machine tool plants in the world in sussex england

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    Nice old mill you have, I imagine it would be from the WW2 era. My 2HL has a 9"x40"table. One of my favorite machines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kpotter View Post
    I have a number two like that, was there ever a number 1 size. We had a really small horizontal k and t at a shop I worked at was smaller than a 2. I have only seen that one.
    Buried under a rather embarrassing pile of assorted treasures (junk), I have a little K&T 1a horizontal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustytool View Post
    I believe the 1H is the same as the 2HL except for the table which is 9 x 40 as compared to the 9 x 46 table of the 2Hl.
    I have a 3HP 1CH vertical with a 10-1/2 x 40 table. Its the same body casting as a 2CHL.

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    3e63adf8-d7ba-4dc1-9c26-71ada351fc28.jpg678305ec-f3d1-4653-8e08-001cdcaa518a.jpgHi guys
    Just had some time tonight to try out the little mill and found the drive shaft for the cross feed and vertical feed is not working. Must have a sheared key. Have any of you got a drawing or have been in there? Table feed works fine. Here’s a picture of the shaft that’s not working.

    Thanks Collector

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    I really think that is a beautiful mill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheOldCar View Post
    I really think that is a beautiful mill.
    Kearney trecker made sharp looking mills. There is strength built into the design. The first time I saw a KT 2D I knew I wanted one. Their castings were nice looking. All said the quality is what made the machine.

    Nice mill. Great find.

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    CVA made the Powerturn series of lathes for Lodge & Shipley as well. So K&T built the premiere lathe as well as the premier mill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mllud22 View Post
    Kearney trecker made sharp looking mills. There is strength built into the design. The first time I saw a KT 2D I knew I wanted one. Their castings were nice looking. All said the quality is what made the machine.

    Nice mill. Great find.
    "The first time I saw a KT 2D I knew I wanted one".
    Same thing happened to me,in slightly different order. A new hire, last stop of shop tour "You'll be running this one" [there were two]. But, I've never even seen one! "That's fine, hardly anyone has!"
    Turns out, no machine is more entertaining or rewarding to run. If my ID wasn't such a 'brand' it would otherwise be "K&T 2D".
    Watching guy running other, that first impression, never changed some 44 years later. What I saw; Wizard of Oz behind the curtain...
    YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbent View Post
    CVA made the Powerturn series of lathes for Lodge & Shipley as well. So K&T built the premiere lathe as well as the premier mill.
    Ive never seen one in the uk, Ive only ever seen two pre war, probably pre 1930s Lodge and Shipleys ever

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    Quote Originally Posted by pressbrake1 View Post
    Ive never seen one in the uk, Ive only ever seen two pre war, probably pre 1930s Lodge and Shipleys ever
    I've only seen one and I suspect it would have been a " Lend-Lease " 1939-45 War import so if it was still running today it would be 80 years old.

    Regards Tyrone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbent View Post
    CVA made the Powerturn series of lathes for Lodge & Shipley as well. So K&T built the premiere lathe as well as the premier mill.
    Poor wording on my part, as some might infer CVA made all the Powerturns. Not so. Perhaps Lodge and Shipley was unable to keep up with production in their USA plant and looked for someone who could produce a lathe to their exacting specifications. Some (I don't know if all) CVA built Powerturns have CVA cast in the front of the cover for the headstock.

    I don't know the date on my lathe, but since its a Powerturn it is newer than about 1956.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 140mower View Post
    Buried under a rather embarrassing pile of assorted treasures (junk), I have a little K&T 1a horizontal.
    I also have a #1 universal

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    I stumbled across a 2CHL, twenty years ago. It was like winning the lottery, good shape, tiny by K&T standards, but still a beast. The BP has seen more use lately, due to digital readout and smaller jobs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sensory_Labs View Post
    I also have a #1 universal
    I wish mine was a universal, but, with a big enough rotary table, it almost could be....lol Been on a major shop clean-up and re-organizing, wife came down and asked if I had moved it out from the corner, been a long time since I have had this much access.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbent View Post
    Poor wording on my part, as some might infer CVA made all the Powerturns. Not so. Perhaps Lodge and Shipley was unable to keep up with production in their USA plant and looked for someone who could produce a lathe to their exacting specifications. Some (I don't know if all) CVA built Powerturns have CVA cast in the front of the cover for the headstock.

    I don't know the date on my lathe, but since its a Powerturn it is newer than about 1956.
    Id be interested to see a picture of said machine.
    I wonder why they don’t seem like they were available for the uk market. Seen a fair few of the facing lathes


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