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    Terry ,I also can't believe it's been eleven...

    Terry ,I also can't believe it's been eleven years.I registered here at practical machinist because of your thread. Thank you for bringing me to such a great community.

    You should be very proud of...
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    The picture shows they were proud of their...

    The picture shows they were proud of their "Nichol chrome" alloy cylinders.
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    14" Reed and Prentice Lathe

    On Vermont CL 1919 Reed and Prentice lathe in very good shape with lots of tooling.

    I have no connection with seller. I can't afford it right now and would like to see it in a good home.
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    These links no longer go anywhere they are all...

    These links no longer go anywhere they are all broken.
  5. It's still there although it's run more or less...

    It's still there although it's run more or less as a private museum. Apparently it's not open to the public most of the time. Whether it will be or not in the future is anybody's guess.
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    RedlineMan Sorry I wasn't trying to...

    RedlineMan

    Sorry I wasn't trying to disparage your Logan lathe. I only found it humerus that someone would compare a lathe bed to pasta.

    As for your lathe I grew up in a shop where we had a...
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    I really think that if you're going to compare...

    I really think that if you're going to compare lathe beds to pasta that since a Logan has flat ways the comparison should be to fettuccine not vermicelli:D
  8. Mike This is what I meant by inertia...

    Mike
    This is what I meant by inertia starter....Starting a Waco UPF-7 - YouTube
  9. I believe the starter your speaking of was an "...

    I believe the starter your speaking of was an " inertia starter". You turned a hand crank that wound up a fly wheel connected to a planetary that was then clutched to the crankshaft of the engine.
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    Doesn't seem too hard to find...

    Doesn't seem too hard to find blades........McMaster-Carr
  11. franco, Thanks for the links! Very much...

    franco,

    Thanks for the links! Very much appreciated.
    Dociron
  12. I stand corrected! The Gnome was a rotary engine...

    I stand corrected! The Gnome was a rotary engine and a very successful design and a 4 cycle, but it doesn't make Farwell's engine any less unique or worthy of retrospective study into the...
  13. franco, Aren't the engines you are...

    franco,
    Aren't the engines you are speaking about standard radial engines where the crankshaft turns or are they what I've described as "rotary" in my earlier post where the crank is...
  14. The Farwell engine is a unique design in a radial...

    The Farwell engine is a unique design in a radial engine. The only other designs I no of that were rotary ( where the engine rotates and not the crank ) were two stroke engines.

    The Farwell is a...
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    A second look at the screw box tells me it might...

    A second look at the screw box tells me it might be bronze but it's hard to see. If the finial and all is bronze then it IS cast and that would make it (the screw box) 18th century. The most...
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    Having owned and repaired/ restored many post/leg...

    Having owned and repaired/ restored many post/leg vises in my life (40yrs. a restoration blacksmith) my guess is that you have a vise from the later half of the 19th century thats screw box has been...
  17. Asquith....... I feel you might be on to...

    Asquith....... I feel you might be on to something about dateing by the faceted tailstock screw.This is a simple and traditional way for a blacksmith to make a decorative finial on the end of a bar (...
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    Don't want to steal this thread......But why are...

    Don't want to steal this thread......But why are they called CAMEL BACKS makes no senses to me? They don't resemble camels in anyway.
  19. rivett608 Try this to age your brass.....1....

    rivett608
    Try this to age your brass.....1. Pour 1 cup of warm vinegar into a plastic bowl. Add 1 tbsp. salt to the vinegar and stir thoroughly with a plastic spoon until salt is dissolved.

    2....
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    enginebill is correct. roll a band,weld and...

    enginebill is correct. roll a band,weld and machine inside to fit taper of ring gear. Then shrink on and if necessary put in a few bolts similar to the original repair.
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    Terry, Thanks for the invite,but I'm not...

    Terry,
    Thanks for the invite,but I'm not going to be able to make it! I know I'd enjoy it immensely and that you've probably done a tremendous amount of work on this project. If you have put any...
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    Thank you Terry, and a pleasant and happy holiday...

    Thank you Terry, and a pleasant and happy holiday season to you and yours!
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    Love your press Terry!

    Love your press Terry!
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    I think the photo captioned " Blacksmith shop "...

    I think the photo captioned " Blacksmith shop " is miss labeled. There doesn't seem to be a forge or forging pictured in the shot and many of the parts such as bearing shells are cast iron not...
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    7" Rhodes,8"Logan and 20" Ohio standard

    7" Rhodes,8"Logan and 20" Ohio standard
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