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    And the Parkinson 1906 11 inch geared head lathe,...

    And the Parkinson 1906 11 inch geared head lathe, all images from Grace's Guide:



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    While looking for information on old Parkinson...

    While looking for information on old Parkinson bench vises, I came across the same company's early geared head lathes in a 1906 The Engineer article found on Grace's Guide.

    Parkinson milling...
  3. Peter, Thanks for that. Can you tell me where...

    Peter,

    Thanks for that.
    Can you tell me where you saw the SAG 12 reference please?
    I am curious which brand of clutch Graziano used and the model numbers etc.
    Have you asked them for a price?
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    Guys who know - what do you think of using...

    Guys who know - what do you think of using gasoline (petrol to us) for cleaning motor parts, including the windings?

    I am sure I read that this is OK, but would be happy to hear if that is true.
    ...
  5. A tachometer is handy, but you can also work it...

    A tachometer is handy, but you can also work it out fairly easily without one. I am not the greatest at maths, but with a calculator even I find it simple. The same method can be used with chain and...
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    One curious thing in the Welle film - regarding...

    One curious thing in the Welle film - regarding testing the water level and ensuring the cocks are clear.

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    A question about German boiler gauge glasses.

    Boiler operators, see 0.40....
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    Michael, I have an interesting article from...

    Michael,

    I have an interesting article from 1952 which recounts how two Russian Stalinetz 80 crawler tractors were captured in Korea and eventually taken to Peoria for inspection. Caterpillar...
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    I had a look at the Welle film, it's a good one...

    I had a look at the Welle film, it's a good one too.

    To expand a little on what Joe has written - the two engines were built by Atlas-Werke, Bremen (maybe the ship too), they are triple expansion...
  9. More pages for the Super Precision chucks. ...

    More pages for the Super Precision chucks.

    There are several more pages for direct-mount on German Standard Spindles, but I have not included them.

    If you would like higher resolution images,...
  10. Hi Rob, Here are some of the pages for Super...

    Hi Rob,

    Here are some of the pages for Super Precision type.

    Let me know the number on the chuck, if it has one, that will help identify the model.

    They also have:

    -Standard geared scroll...
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    And the remaining 2 x pages

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  12. I have a 1968 Pratt Burnerd catalogue which lists...

    I have a 1968 Pratt Burnerd catalogue which lists specific chucks for turret lathes.

    There are many pages, but here are the three main types listed.

    On the first two pages showing "Heavy Duty...
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    It was interesting to see big diesel engines...

    It was interesting to see big diesel engines being machined in the films and also to see DAF trucks being assembled.

    As far as I know, currently DAF designs and builds the larger engines for...
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    Joe, Thanks for that, although I can't...

    Joe,
    Thanks for that, although I can't understand a word, I too am impressed by the time spent in the engine and boiler rooms.

    The film is dated 1970, and presumably the Tarpenbek was built in...
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    This is a very old thread, but there is reference...

    This is a very old thread, but there is reference in it (e.g. post #10) to the radial, triple expansion, corliss engines used in various Boston sewage pumping stations.

    Here is a video c.1990...
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    I now have a photo from 2010 showing the...

    I now have a photo from 2010 showing the headstock of this Magdeburg lathe in Auckland.

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    OldGold, I don't really know much about the...

    OldGold,

    I don't really know much about the history of these old saws, but I did a bit of research a while back for another thread.

    Is your welder a butt welder type or a braze type? It seems...
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    Enginebill, Something I just noticed in your...

    Enginebill,

    Something I just noticed in your photos - is that a Crossley H gas engine in the background? A bit unusual in the US I think. Is it running the line shaft? If so, how well does the...
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    Pierre, I have been reading a bit about Euclid...

    Pierre,
    I have been reading a bit about Euclid and Terex history. The R-17 was produced from 1968-1984 and is an interesting model because it appeared in May, 1968, just before General Motors sold...
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    It's too late to edit my earlier post (#57), I...

    It's too late to edit my earlier post (#57), I have been looking through my books - I think the rear dump in my photos is probably a R-15/FD series, 15 tons capacity. They were the longest-running of...
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    Here is a Euclid I saw last year at a Twizel, a...

    Here is a Euclid I saw last year at a Twizel, a hydro town in the South island of New Zealand. It would have been used in the extensive hydro power projects in the area, probably 1960's? There are 8...
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    Patrick, I have a primitive power hacksaw which...

    Patrick,
    I have a primitive power hacksaw which does not lift on the return stroke, and it never has. None the less, it works well...slow, but well. I don't have coolant either, though sometimes I...
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    Re. Corliss engines for sugar mills, here are a...

    Re. Corliss engines for sugar mills, here are a few lines from Corliss, Man & Engine, Volume 2, by William D. Sawyer.

    "Only three American companies are known to have built Corliss engines after...
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    Starrett Metal-Cutting Machine No. 950

    I came across this advert in a 1921 British catalogue, I did not know Starrett offered power saws.

    It has some interesting features, e.g. the shaper-type drive giving quick-return on the...
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    A SAG 14 & 17 brochure says 5 HP for the SAG 14...

    A SAG 14 & 17 brochure says 5 HP for the SAG 14 or 6 HP for the SAG 17. "50 or 60 CS".

    My SAG 14 has a 2-speed motor, the data plate says 5.5 Cv at 1450 rpm, 4 Cv at 722 rpm.

    Cv is virtually...
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