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    Check the back gearing on that camelback drill....

    Check the back gearing on that camelback drill. You do not state the manufacturer of the drill press. Back gearing was used on many camelback drills to give an extra slow range of drilling speeds....
  2. Welcome to our forum. Be forewarned that the type...

    Welcome to our forum. Be forewarned that the type of lathe you are inquiring about may be on the "forbidden list" of machinery for this 'board and the moderator may lock this thread.

    We are always...
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    Dr. Holland: No disrespect, but when I first...

    Dr. Holland:

    No disrespect, but when I first saw the youtube clip, between your writing about the "International Compound", Strontium Carbonicum, and mechanics taking the stuff internally, I...
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    Dr. Holland: No disrespect, but when I first...

    Dr. Holland:

    No disrespect, but when I first saw the youtube clip, between your writing about the "International Compound", Strontium Carbonicum, and mechanics taking the stuff internally, I...
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    I agree: in the USA, planers and shapers are...

    I agree: in the USA, planers and shapers are pretty much forgotten or obsolete machine tools in working machine shops. There are a few types of work that shapers and planers really are good at. On...
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    This discussion of hydraulically operated planers...

    This discussion of hydraulically operated planers has stirred a memory for me. Years ago at the powerplant, we had a mechanic who was a part time logger. He was building a "firewood processor". This...
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    bryan Machine: I had the same thoughts as to...

    bryan Machine:

    I had the same thoughts as to how that hydraulic planer worked. One thought comes to mind: Possibly, the cylinder barrel is tied to the platen (table) of the planer, and moves with...
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    bryan Machine: I had the same thoughts as to...

    bryan Machine:

    I had the same thoughts as to how that hydraulic planer worked. One thought comes to mind: Possibly, the cylinder barrel is tied to the platen (table) of the planer, and moves with...
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    The issue of riveted tanks vs welded tanks is...

    The issue of riveted tanks vs welded tanks is really not the cause for our concern. I routinely do engineering to evaluate steam locomotive boilers with riveted construction, determine fitness for...
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    Planer in Vietnam

    I found an interesting youtube showing an openside planer in use. The youtube was made in a machine shop in Vietnam, and is entitled:

    (in Vietnamese, a language I do not know) "CO KHI CHE TAO"
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    Planer in Vietnam

    I found an interesting youtube showing an openside planer in use. The youtube was made in a machine shop in Vietnam, and is entitled:

    (in Vietnamese, a language I do not know) "CO KHI CHE TAO"
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  12. What you have is a "teaching model" of a Corliss...

    What you have is a "teaching model" of a Corliss steam engine. It appears (at least to me) to be the kind of model that might be used in a classroom. The engine would be turned over by hand so the...
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    Goehring had promised Hitler that the Luftwaffe...

    Goehring had promised Hitler that the Luftwaffe would neutralize the RAF in something like 6 weeks, after which England would be ready for an amphibious invasion. Thanks to some incredibly brave...
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    Setting the politics aside, from a purely...

    Setting the politics aside, from a purely technical viewpoint, this film is quite interesting and revealing as to the depth of Germany's technological development. 1940 was early in the V-2 program,...
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    Those were the days when cars required a driver...

    Those were the days when cars required a driver to have some basic mechanical knowledge and skills. I had a 1969 Volvo 144 when I was in college. I bought that car used, and it came with a small...
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    There was one Hardinge who was something of an...

    There was one Hardinge who was something of an inventor, and his inventions went beyond machine tools. Notably, he invented an oil burner "gun" for converting home heating boiler to burn fuel oil w,...
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    Hello Dale: I will see what I can find out...

    Hello Dale:

    I will see what I can find out about the Canal Corp machine tools and auction sales. As for going back into the fray, there is a world of difference between the working environment at...
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    The NY Power Authority, for whom I worked for 32...

    The NY Power Authority, for whom I worked for 32 years, now runs the NY State Canal Corporation. The short version of the story is the governor of NY State decided that to reduce the burden on the...
  19. I am interested in buying the Kurt Vise. Will you...

    I am interested in buying the Kurt Vise. Will you take a personal check via US Mail ?

    Thanks !
    Joe Michaels
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    I've got the same set of Brown & Sharpe...

    I've got the same set of Brown & Sharpe micrometers. Perhaps mine is older as the "Brown and Sharpe" name is done in gold lettering. I paid 100 bucks for the set, buying it from an old friend....
  21. Matt: It is interesting to read your post...

    Matt:

    It is interesting to read your post about the Golden=Anderson trip mechanism. These were an overspeed shutdown mechanism and seemed about as reliable as can be had.
    In our modern times,...
  22. Lee W. My own thinking is that the use of...

    Lee W.

    My own thinking is that the use of brass for the lathe parts could be any, or all, of several factors:
    -the lathe was built for light duty work
    -brass, as you note, is much easier to cast...
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    I believe Summit is a re-seller or "brander" of...

    I believe Summit is a re-seller or "brander" of machine tools, still in business as far as I know. To my knowledge, Summit sold machine tools made mainly in Eastern Europe carrying the "Summit" brand...
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    Paul: Thanks for posting the details of...

    Paul:

    Thanks for posting the details of Cyclops Iron Works as late as 1945. Apparently, they were in sound enough financial shape to provide the entertainment for the American Society of...
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    Paul: The Meitz building is located at 128...

    Paul:

    The Meitz building is located at 128 Mott Street, Manhattan. This is in what is/was "Little Italy", though Chinatown is expanding into Little Italy. If you cross Canal Street, Mott becomes...
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