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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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    I was going to ask how the drive belt system...

    I was going to ask how the drive belt system worked - but tried a search and found this earlier PM thread. It includes a patent drawing showing the belt layout.

    an early Leland-Gifford drill press...
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    Hi rpseguin, There is a SAG 12S manual on this...

    Hi rpseguin,

    There is a SAG 12S manual on this excellent website, free to download:

    Graziano SAG 12 & 12S

    As for the carriage not moving - try turning the headstock spindle by hand, with the...
  12. Dolf, Are you sure about that? Usually the VFD's...

    Dolf,
    Are you sure about that? Usually the VFD's (single phase input type) are single phase 240 volt in, three phase 240 volt out. The VFD cannot increase the voltage. Then you have to configure the...
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    L7, I am not an expert on NZ locomotives, but...

    L7,
    I am not an expert on NZ locomotives, but one of my books (The NZR Steam Locomotive by Sean Miller) says this:

    "No New Zealand Vauclains were converted to simples, but their average working...
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    Hi Joe, I checked my books and found that no...

    Hi Joe,
    I checked my books and found that no Mikado's (2-8-2) were built in NZ, in fact there was only one ever used here, built by Baldwin in 1901 according to Wikipedia.

    Also, the cylinder...
  15. I bought lots of Starrett gear when I was an...

    I bought lots of Starrett gear when I was an apprentice in the late 1970's-early 1980's. All of it is made in Great Britain. The plant was (still is?) at Jedburgh, Scotland.

    External mics, depth...
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    "Take it up, take it up, take it - HEY, the whole...

    "Take it up, take it up, take it - HEY, the whole lathes lift... CRASH - ok it's free now".

    No worries, it's fixed.

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  17. Thread: Sidney Lathe,

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    Ouch :eek:, a striped apron is on the way.... ...

    Ouch :eek:, a striped apron is on the way....

    Forklifts no good for this sort of work.

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    Great photo, worth another look. I recall the...

    Great photo, worth another look.

    I recall the same photo in an earlier thread:

    https://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/antique-machinery-and-history/john-lang-lathe-picture-261683/

    And more...
  19. I can recommend the Smokstak forum, try posting...

    I can recommend the Smokstak forum, try posting the photos over there. I posted photos of an obscure little 4 cylinder engine and had it identified (Sterling c.1914-15).

    This is the forum for...
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    Meanwhile - here is a Richards advert from 1945,...

    Meanwhile - here is a Richards advert from 1945, taken from British Machine Tools Engineering No. 142 Engineering In The Royal Navy. Also from the same issue, a Richards boring machine on board a RN...
  21. Just to remove drill chucks from their Jacobs...

    Just to remove drill chucks from their Jacobs taper I mean.
  22. Yes, it was the chuck I wanted. I am a great fan...

    Yes, it was the chuck I wanted. I am a great fan of Jacobs ball bearing drill chucks, so wanted to try this Japanese version. It has a J6 taper.

    The arbor was just a curiosity.

    One very nice...
  23. Agreed, the Chiron holder is is not the same as...

    Agreed, the Chiron holder is is not the same as mine.
    Just mentioned the Chiron because the guy with the P&W above had converted some Chiron holders for his machine. Although I am not 100% sure he...
  24. Further to vancbiker's posts, I had a look for a...

    Further to vancbiker's posts, I had a look for a P&W Tapemate Model C. It seems they are the same as (or made by) Fanuc Drillmate Series C.

    This guy has a few videos of the P&W machine, the...
  25. Poorly worded question perhaps - I would like to...

    Poorly worded question perhaps - I would like to know what machine it was originally made for. The large bearing makes it fairly machine specific I am guessing.

    Vancbiker,Thanks for the P&W...
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