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    I just scored a troyke 15" toin-a-rounda table for dirt cheap

    It's blisteringly heavy I ordered a chain fall to lift it. My heavy come along didn't like it.

    Out of vanity, I'd like to know how old it is. do the lot & model numbers help with that?

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    You should know better-you never ask a Troyke how old it is, especially if you ever want to date it!

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    They made some models for decades. However, I've just bought a 9" that isn't in an early 1970's catalog, so there was some product line turnover. If you can find a model number, that will certainly narrow things down somewhat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by awander View Post
    You should know better-you never ask a Troyke how old it is, especially if you ever want to date it!
    Also, never mention its weight.

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    ''dating troyke rotary table''

    Each to their own, but I'm afraid PM isn't ''that sort'' of website.

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    Probably why this guy doesn’t post much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Booze Daily View Post
    Probably why this guy doesn’t post much.
    Most folks as have ever had to lift a Troyke rotary ANVIL can't even get a foot in the stirrups to get ONTO the horse at all, let alone "post" properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Booze Daily View Post
    Probably why this guy doesn’t post much.
    One doesn't post much because he has an intimate relationship with a Trokye? I'm unsure how that works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by awander View Post
    You should know better-you never ask a Troyke how old it is, especially if you ever want to date it!
    It took me a moment to get how I set myself up for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raul McCai View Post
    It took me a moment to get how I set myself up for that.
    Just be grateful it wasn't an air-compressor, stroke shaper, or a horizontal boring mill..


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    I bought a 15" troyke earlier this year. Had to weigh it for giggles- note that the scale has 100 pound line crossed. 184 pounds. I decided to install a track over my two mills rather than attempt to lift that badboy. Way heavier than the Gorton that it replaced.

    troyke-scale-1.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raul McCai View Post
    One doesn't post much because he has an intimate relationship with a Trokye? I'm unsure how that works.
    I meant all these replies and only one serious answer.

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    Placing a date of manufacture on some tooling can be difficult. Dating machinery can usually be done by finding online sales brochures. Tooling can be more difficult in that models change quite frequently and have little if any documentation. I've had similar problems trying to find the date of manufacture for a 12" Index rotary table. The table is prior to the Wells company purchasing Index in 1971, so it has to have been built between 1938 and 1971. So far I've only found one other similar example at a used equipment dealer, and they weren't able to date the one they had.

    Here's a link to a Troyke sales brochure from 1978. It might be of some assistance if you can find the model number on yours:

    https://www.sterlingmachinery.com/me...l-Brochure.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Booze Daily View Post
    I meant all these replies and only one serious answer.
    "Serious?" Never mind the weight or the hand-hammered looks, "Serious" is how much DAYLIGHT a Pratt Whitney or Moore rotab - or even a made in India one - can save yah over a Troyke.

    Heavy blacksmithing buggers are also Too Tall. That's all.


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