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    I don't have a clue as to the weight, but plenty....

    I don't have a clue as to the weight, but plenty. it swings 30" over
    the bed and 48" in the gap. The latter is the reason that the
    cross feed gibs stick out from the bed so far. Otherwise...
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    Here I got some pictures of my London apron. ...

    Here I got some pictures of my London apron. much different in layout because
    this is a gap bed lathe and since the carriage will hang out over the gap, the
    carriage drive is on the very back of...
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    I'm a little embarassed. You folks know my...

    I'm a little embarassed. You folks know my website better than I do.
    I knew that I had some photos of an old London similar to Sachmanram's
    but couldn't find them. Somehow It's a page that...
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    Didn't know a 28 would anchor a shop---probably...

    Didn't know a 28 would anchor a shop---probably why I ended up with
    a 32" G & E. I just wish I had had the forsight to locate it so a chain fall
    would be available to handle the vise.
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    actually a fork lift works pretty well on the old...

    actually a fork lift works pretty well on the old lathes that don't have an oil
    pan or a bunch of tin work on them. the most dangerous of all is the radial arm drill. Unless they have a T base...
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    Note that you only got part of the chuck. You...

    Note that you only got part of the chuck. You actually dismantled the chuck by unbolting the chuck from its mounting adapter.

    There should be a hub screwed on the spindle of the lathe. It may...
  7. the problem is the ram is retracted way back on...

    the problem is the ram is retracted way back on the front suggesting
    that something is broken. It's back further than it goes...

    I'm familar with the machine shop. It's an old time st ...
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    It's quite an interesting machine to me. It has...

    It's quite an interesting machine to me. It has similarities and differences
    to mine. For example the direction reversing tumbler for the feed rod
    looks to be the same as mine, but mine has a...
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    Sorry, I've been neglectin watching things here. ...

    Sorry, I've been neglectin watching things here. I do indeed
    own a LONDON lathe, and am never short of opinions that I'm not qualified
    to give.

    I would estimate that this is a very early ...
  10. Thread: 1950 Sidney

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    The Cromation 211 is about a 50% Nickel rod from...

    The Cromation 211 is about a 50% Nickel rod from what I can learn.
    We've used some near 100% nickle rods for difficult cast welding-- It's softer
    weld without preheat, after about a 1" of bead,...
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    Sidney makes a fairly good lathe. I've not a...

    Sidney makes a fairly good lathe. I've not a cone head of the 25"x120" kind
    and heavy seems to be the password.
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    Count me for a basic 32" G & E likely from the...

    Count me for a basic 32" G & E likely from the 1930's
    http://www.vannattabros.com/20062nd/shaper1a.jpg

    None of the fancy stuff, just the basic... but larger than average.
  13. Re: "wire rope" My great grandfather used a...

    Re: "wire rope" My great grandfather used a wire rope to power a sawmill early
    in the 20th century, but of course it was used like an endless belt around a couple of
    large pulleys. the...
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    gosh, that lathe won't put out for you when you...

    gosh, that lathe won't put out for you when you insult it by calling it old.
    remember my Sidney has a 'shop no.' 1909 and has a conehead.
    This is a cute chick...
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    I wouldn't call a 16" G & E Large. I"ve got a...

    I wouldn't call a 16" G & E Large. I"ve got a 32" one, and an acquaintence that I have corresponded with has a 24" one that he is restoring.
    This is only the MAX stroke. The actual stroke is...
  16. Unfortunately, these new fangled 20 century...

    Unfortunately, these new fangled 20 century lathes have not dominated my shop. 3 of our 5 lathes are of the change gear variety associated with 19th century designs.
  17. Agreed. To my looking it is the Lodge & Dave...

    Agreed. To my looking it is the Lodge & Dave 1895 design mentioned in Cope's book that seems to have carried through to ATW. One of their design weaknesses shows in the Photo of this machine on...
  18. Looking at the thing, it is consistent with my...

    Looking at the thing, it is consistent with my belief that the Lodge/Davis design was carried over and rebadged as the American
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    Yes, and they all have the irritation about them...

    Yes, and they all have the irritation about them that can be (is) both dangerous and inconvienient. They have a relatively narrow bed
    and a spindle configuration (height) for a smaller swing...
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    thanks for the F * S photos. I've always been...

    thanks for the F * S photos. I've always been fascinated by sliding gap beds, as the guy that mentored me in big lathes use to own a giant long bed
    sliding gap, that he had acquired off a...
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    I"m not that far away but with 5 lathes in my...

    I"m not that far away but with 5 lathes in my shop already ranging from too small to to large, I can neither think of a use for another nor of a place to put it.
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    Not a lathe that has much general usability. It...

    Not a lathe that has much general usability. It appears that the back gears
    extendinto the back of the chuck implying that the chuck can't be changed,
    and the compound isn't elevated to match...
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    Joe at least the older ones that I had apart ...

    Joe

    at least the older ones that I had apart did have roller bearings for mains
    but the con rods were poured babbit.---no insert.

    the other issue that was very frustrating is that you break...
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    I really got to hand it to the folks that...

    I really got to hand it to the folks that invented the moving parts inside
    a shaper crank case. When you look at the outside of a shaper, you think it's a pretty dumb machine, but the ingenuity...
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    The world's most despised engines by farmers who...

    The world's most despised engines by farmers who had them on hay balers and combines. We had one on a combine. The gas tank was big enough
    for about 2 hours, and it wouldn't start when hot,...
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