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  1. Getting off topic a bit, Ader also had a go at...

    Getting off topic a bit, Ader also had a go at building cars (see edit note below).

    I have a book about the infamous Paris to Madrid race of 1903 in which several Ader cars were entered. All seven...
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    I called it a hand drill, but I see it is a Post...

    I called it a hand drill, but I see it is a Post Drill, two speed. I found a few that were not hand-driven either.

    There are a lot of upright post drills on the Vintage Machinery website, here is...
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    John, I am not sure about it being truck...

    John,

    I am not sure about it being truck either, just the cross member seems much more substantial than say a Ford. Maybe more like a Packard? :)
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    Truck Chassis Becomes a Machine Tool?

    I saw this on the local auction website.

    My guess is truck chassis + blacksmiths drill + electric motor = a good example of what guys used to do when they had junk lying around, were clever and...
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    Maybe the wrong thread to mention an electric...

    Maybe the wrong thread to mention an electric power tool?

    For a bit of variety - in far-flung parts of the Empire we had a choice of British-made power tools (plus the U.S. brands like Miller...
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    From what I have read (e.g. Dawn of the Diesel...

    From what I have read (e.g. Dawn of the Diesel Age by John F. Kirkland), Ingersoll Rand seem to have built the most successful U.S. diesel engines for locomotives during the 1920's. Apparently they...
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    GinoS, How did you get on. Was any of this...

    GinoS,

    How did you get on. Was any of this information helpful?
    Also wondering why you would want to cut 92 TPI...:confused: :)
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    Portable Drill, 1902

    I came across this portable drilling machine in a set of 5 volumes titled Electrical Installations by Rankin Kennedy, 1902.

    There are 3 speeds to choose from, see the 3 spindles on the face of the...
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    Here is another thread with Sidney content: ...

    Here is another thread with Sidney content:

    What do we know about Sidney Lathes and The Sidney Tool Co?
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    It is a great mystery then, how Rolls-Royce in...

    It is a great mystery then, how Rolls-Royce in Britain managed to manufacture over 82,000 Merlins (with constant development and the curse of introducing improved models while increasing production),...
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    Graziano Sag 12, 2-speed, re-drawn from old...

    Graziano Sag 12, 2-speed, re-drawn from old blueprints by unknown, includes note to be cautious as drawings were unclear.


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    Graziano Sag 12, 2-speed, factory schematic 7140...

    Graziano Sag 12, 2-speed, factory schematic 7140 and index:


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    Graziano Sag 12, Siemens type electrical,...

    Graziano Sag 12, Siemens type electrical, single-speed with brake (and comments):



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    Here are some schematics for various models. You...

    Here are some schematics for various models. You can e-mail me for better resolution copies.

    Graziano Sag 12, Siemens type electrical, single speed (taken from my manual):

    After clicking on...
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    For any Sag 14 owners interest - the manual I...

    For any Sag 14 owners interest - the manual I have is slightly different to the on-line digital copy, and has a more readable image of the screw-cutting/feeds charts.

    There were two options for...
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    GinoS, Good news! If you have the correct...

    GinoS,

    Good news!

    If you have the correct gears that is...

    I had a look at my Sag 14 manual and found it is slightly different to the digital copy manual above (I think my manual is a...
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    I know that module and DP apply to gears, but the...

    I know that module and DP apply to gears, but the question is why these terms are found on a lathe. OK, for making a worm. Not something I know anything about either - I have used lots of worm...
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    Hi GinoS, I think you are looking at the...

    Hi GinoS,

    I think you are looking at the charts on the right hand side, which are for "Module" and "Diametral Pitch".

    I don't understand what those charts are for, but the '92' you are looking...
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    Guys, This is not a Jones & Shipman arbor...

    Guys,

    This is not a Jones & Shipman arbor press.

    J&S were in Leicester, England and they are still in the area though much changed and no longer making their range of workshop tools. I have an...
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    ztugdriver, Notice how the original gear teeth...

    ztugdriver,

    Notice how the original gear teeth are slightly helical.

    I am guessing the teeth are an involute form, but I know very little about gears!

    A worm wheel of unusual proportions?
    ...
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    More photos of Sag 14 thread dial: ...

    More photos of Sag 14 thread dial:

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    And a few photos of it dismantled: ...

    And a few photos of it dismantled:

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    I dismantled my threading dial and made a few...

    I dismantled my threading dial and made a few sketches, maybe useful for others one day.

    I discovered a lube point I didn't know about (it was covered in grime). There is an oil fitting on the end...
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    And a few more photos:

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