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    If the tail stock ways are flat ways then this is...

    If the tail stock ways are flat ways then this is an early New Haven Mfg. Co. lathe.
    The bed is not worth anything.
    I would be interested in the legs for my old New Haven Mfg. machines.

    Rob
  2. I had the link but did not keep it. Here is an...

    I had the link but did not keep it.
    Here is an old Bickford VBM that sold for either $225 or $250.
    They also had an old Niles VBM.

    Rob
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    That and the top surface of the bench. Here are...

    That and the top surface of the bench.
    Here are larger pictures.
    It does look like a Boynton.

    George, you need to do something about your small pictures.

    Rob
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    Looks like it came from daveysalvage in Michigan....

    Looks like it came from daveysalvage in Michigan.

    Rob
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    I think it was from a craigslist ad that was...

    I think it was from a craigslist ad that was posted on the PM some time ago.
    Here is another better picture of a Fifield tag.

    I use to have a large Fifield lathe. I think the swing was around...
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    Here is what the name plate would look like. ...

    Here is what the name plate would look like.

    Rob
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    George W. Fifield, Lowell, MA. Rob

    George W. Fifield, Lowell, MA.

    Rob
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    Fifield, Lowell, MA. Probably around 1890 for...

    Fifield, Lowell, MA.
    Probably around 1890 for vintage.

    Rob
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    The pictures come from a variety of sources....

    The pictures come from a variety of sources.
    Some from trade publications of the day that are on the internet, some from catalogs I have.
    Some from catalogs that are on the internet and some from...
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    John Parshley in Urbana Ohio in 1858. Building...

    John Parshley in Urbana Ohio in 1858.
    Building steam engines.
    Ad from Scientific American.
    I came across a reference that he may have been associated with D. & T.M. Gwynne of Urbana Ohio, who...
  11. I must be getting senile. RCPDesigns wanted the...

    I must be getting senile. RCPDesigns wanted the 1919 cutter grinder manual.
    I had a pdf of it. I tried to email it to him but it was 50 MB and I have a 20 MB limit on my emails.
    There are things I...
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    I found some new info on John Parshley. He died...

    I found some new info on John Parshley.
    He died on August 8, 1868 in Live Oak, Suwannee County, Florida.
    I relied on the Find A Grave site, which has a poor picture of the grave.
    They put the date...
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    John Parshley in the 1860 census. He is living...

    John Parshley in the 1860 census.
    He is living in Urbana Ohio.

    Rob
  14. The head from the 1919 Cutter Grinder manual. ...

    The head from the 1919 Cutter Grinder manual.

    Rob
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    A correction on John Parshley's death. I...

    A correction on John Parshley's death.

    I figured John died in late 1856 because I could not find him in any of the city directories after 1856 and because of the 1856 through 1858 ads for the sale...
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    Van Horn from 1856. Rob

    Van Horn from 1856.

    Rob
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    1855 patent in post #65. Some Steptoe, McFarlan...

    1855 patent in post #65.
    Some Steptoe, McFarlan lathes had this and one of my early lathes has this.

    Harris planer with VanHorn patent. VanHorn is visible on the support arm.

    Rob
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    Here are two interesting people who worked for...

    Here are two interesting people who worked for New Haven Mfg.

    Chester VanHorn as superintendent in 1854.
    VanHorn patents.

    1855.
    Patent Images

    1856.
    Patent Images
  19. You are lucky I was able to restrain myself on...

    You are lucky I was able to restrain myself on this mill.

    Rob
  20. I would not have the seller move the machine...

    I would not have the seller move the machine until you get there.
    I don't like how part of the shaper is resting on the chip trough. It might get broke.
    Also look for the broken door part. It was...
  21. I would call now. Rob

    I would call now.

    Rob
  22. I had always wondered what happened to the...

    I had always wondered what happened to the Brainard mill.
    We had talked about these machines on several different posts.
    The planer was complete at one time.
    Never did see the mill up for sale....
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    I wonder if it was saved. That is the Bement...

    I wonder if it was saved.
    That is the Bement apron.

    Rob
  24. Joe is not far off. It is a Parmele, Mix & Co.,...

    Joe is not far off.
    It is a Parmele, Mix & Co., New Haven planer from about the late 1870's, almost 1880.
    It is not the original Parmele, Mix & Co.
    Originally it was Parmele & Mix. Andrew Y....
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    Too bad. It is completely gutted as joe has...

    Too bad.
    It is completely gutted as joe has said.
    Even the spindle and bearings have been replaced.
    This one might be a little earlier than the other one as this one does not appear to say...
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