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    Interesting. Too bad missing the cone...

    Interesting. Too bad missing the cone pulley/back-gear, saddle/carriage (it's actually a metal lathe which has been modified for wood-cutting. See 4 "ways", the rack on the front edge, the offset...
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    Um. I have been known to do that - but I also...

    Um. I have been known to do that - but I also have been known to "walk away."

    A grand for this is too high. Heck $500 is still a bit high, but as others have said "could be made functional in a...
  3. Mike Savad - photographer and period machine shops.

    I recently discovered Mike Savad who takes black & white photographs and "augments" them with colorization to create a very pleasing and detailed "period reproduction" picture. One of these may...
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    Well, I wouldn't necessarily "sell this up." ...

    Well, I wouldn't necessarily "sell this up." Seller might get an idea he has something "special" in this lathe - and remain steady or even escalate his price.

    Its only special in what you...
  5. If this one is like the pix in John O's post #22,...

    If this one is like the pix in John O's post #22, I would go first with removing anything from the bed top which can be removed. Certainly the tailstock, probably the headstock as it probably is...
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    From the "reverse" cone pulley and lack of...

    From the "reverse" cone pulley and lack of back-gear AND the presence of a saddle/cross slide I would conclude it is a "Patternmaker's lathe" - which is a precise variant of regular woodworker's...
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    Change gears for the Barnes 5 are the hard to...

    Change gears for the Barnes 5 are the hard to find diametral pitch 14. NOT available at either Martin Gear or Boston Gear - or anywhere else you might look present day.

    Even if you could...
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    I built a log-splitter "a piece at a time" from...

    I built a log-splitter "a piece at a time" from scraps from the powerplant. Yes, the parts - except for the 5" WF I-beam, came home in my lunchbox. The 12" x 8" x 1" plate (27lbs) which was to be...
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    My steam career peaked out at Canal Electric Unit...

    My steam career peaked out at Canal Electric Unit No. 1 which was a 1960s attempt at greater thermal efficiency. The plant had some (for then) remarkable adaptations including a four cylinder...
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    The current recovery of the Ironclad Monitor and...

    The current recovery of the Ironclad Monitor and its website has revealed much of the technical issues and the lifestyle of an ironclad sailor.

    The USS Monitor Center - At The Mariners' Museum...
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    Yup. I have three in the Pexto style but early...

    Yup. I have three in the Pexto style but early like yours with roman numerals on them. They made them in various purposes, sometimes flanging, sometimes rolling a bead (can be used with a steel...
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    "The Amoskeag Manufacturing Co." by Browne (1915)...

    "The Amoskeag Manufacturing Co." by Browne (1915) indicates...



    Joe in NH
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    That P&W mill is more or less the operational...

    That P&W mill is more or less the operational equivalent of my Brown & Sharpe Universal Mill No 1255 (that you inquired about.) It even has the rather narrow work table which is indicative of...
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    About half the pix appear to be European. ...

    About half the pix appear to be European.

    Given the time and the science it was no wonder the Hartford Steam Boiler Insurance Company chose the name "The Locomotive" for its house publication. ...
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    My guess would be a "valve lathe" used in the day...

    My guess would be a "valve lathe" used in the day prior to "grinding in" automobile engine valves with Cloverleaf grinding compound.

    Valve recession was a problem in the era before leaded...
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    You mention the Ebay engraving - I almost bought...

    You mention the Ebay engraving - I almost bought that.

    Meanwhile, the original for the lithograph - an oil painting - was claimed to exist in the "American Steel Producers Main Office" in New...
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    https://c8.alamy.com/comp/2AEGJA3/john-perry-newel...

    https://c8.alamy.com/comp/2AEGJA3/john-perry-newell-lazell-perkins-co-bridgewater-mass-1859-1860-lazell-perkins-co-bridgewater-mass-between-1859-and-1860-date-2AEGJA3.jpg

    Lazell Perkins & Co....
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    About 1878 (plus or minus) planers went into a...

    About 1878 (plus or minus) planers went into a period where the pulleys were "split" between the operator side and the wall side - operator and the wall side each had their "tight & loose." With...
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    Actually, given a crown, a single width driver...

    Actually, given a crown, a single width driver pulley might serve.

    Crowning a pulley causes the belt to seek its largest diameter. That is if the force causing it to move to another path is...
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    The Inflation Calculator...

    The Inflation Calculator



    So in 1860 a worker would work roughly two long weeks of 60 hours each.
    So in 2019 a worker would work about 1-1/2 weeks of not so hard 40 hours.

    I guess you could...
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    Before I alluded to a two belt planer with three...

    Before I alluded to a two belt planer with three pulleys. Making the center pulley wider reduces the angular misalignment between the forward belt/its drive pulley, and the backward belt/its drive...
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    Sorry. Recently re-named. Ed Battison...

    Sorry. Recently re-named.

    Ed Battison having been elevated to "Director Emeritus" of the Precision Museum was not pleased with the direction of the entity which he himself created. He decided...
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    Thank you for both of those. Ed Battison DID...

    Thank you for both of those. Ed Battison DID cut a wide swath in machine tool acquisition in New England.

    I have not been to either Springfield OR East Broad Top. I will add them to my...
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    Pix 3 and 4 are of the NHMC lathe at the American...

    Pix 3 and 4 are of the NHMC lathe at the American Precision Museum. I remember this one when it was in Ed Battison's barn. He spoke on the "bolted" headstock which he said was a "hold-over" from...
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    And of course the New Haven Manufacturing lathe...

    And of course the New Haven Manufacturing lathe at the American Artifacts site.

    early metal lathe

    He calls this first Shepard, Lathe & Co. (which it somewhat resembles) but then corrects...
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