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  1. A small carbon steel cutter could cut brass at...

    A small carbon steel cutter could cut brass at that speed. Think watch and clock parts. Mass production of watches was being done in the US by 1859. They had talented machine designers who figured...
  2. Ron accepted the $400 offer in a private message...

    Ron accepted the $400 offer in a private message to me, but then wrote a second PM to me accepting my $450 offer. In fairness to [email protected], who replied first, I will let those two work out...
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    I could not find a US patent for this device, so...

    I could not find a US patent for this device, so no helpful answer there. However, Rudolf Greiner of Greiner Electronic of Switzerland did have some US patents based upon his Swiss patents,...
  4. Just a warning about shipping these. I have...

    Just a warning about shipping these. I have several of them and have more experience than I wanted at repairing them after they were damaged in shipping.

    The crank handles get bent out of shape...
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    One way to determine the identity of un-marked...

    One way to determine the identity of un-marked late 19th century American lathes is to get the book

    American Lathe Builders, 1810-1910, Paperback by Cope, Kenneth L.

    You can turn the pages and...
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    No idea. In the link I posted, Tony did not say...

    No idea. In the link I posted, Tony did not say in what way the 10 tool posts are different from the 7 tool posts. He did say the 10 topslide is smaller than the 7 topslide.

    Larry
  7. In my shop on 2Jun1974, I hatched the small one...

    In my shop on 2Jun1974, I hatched the small one from an old silver dollar. The big one is a Japanese sword guard made of iron, around 200 to 300 years old.

    Larry

    279040 279042
  8. The standard shows L00 as the smallest. But...

    The standard shows L00 as the smallest. But Rivett built lathes with L000 spindles. I expect tooling is very rare, as the size never got popular. See Tony's page that mentions the special spindle...
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    There is an old machine screw size, 14-24 or...

    There is an old machine screw size, 14-24 or 14-20, that is .242 inch, a little smaller than 1/4 inch.

    Larry
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    The first place to look for old machine tool info...

    The first place to look for old machine tool info online is vintagemachinery.org.

    Rockwell Manufacturing Co. - Publication Reprints | VintageMachinery.org
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  11. Most brass nameplates for a hundred years or so...

    Most brass nameplates for a hundred years or so before 1940 or so were sand cast. Hardinge also used some etched brass and aluminum and molded plastic plates. Hardinge switched to cast aluminum...
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    TTC 9/32" Lathe Chuck Safety Wrench | eBay...

    TTC 9/32" Lathe Chuck Safety Wrench | eBay

    9/32" (7MM) SQUARE STANDARD CHUCK T-WRENCH (3900-4863) | eBay

    Flexbar 15470 9/32" Square Lathe Chuck Safety Wrench | eBay

    Yes, there are keys...
  13. Here is a NOS 5/8" shank B&S balance turning tool...

    Here is a NOS 5/8" shank B&S balance turning tool for those unfamiliar with them, along with the 1925 catalog description. Note that they are for roughing, and can remove a fair amount in one pass. ...
  14. The Duplex brand die filer is very nicely made,...

    The Duplex brand die filer is very nicely made, and I think it is better than the Keller, which I also owned. But it does have an overarm. Mine has a 1943 patent date and was bought from a General...
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    I collect Hardinge Cataract lathes and would be...

    I collect Hardinge Cataract lathes and would be glad to have some of the under-65 pound packageable parts for a few hundred bucks. (Headstock, tailstock, turret, slide rest and any other small...
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    Pictures here: Atlas lathes...

    Pictures here:
    Atlas lathes
    And here:
    Atlas Press Co. - History | VintageMachinery.org

    The site owner of Practical Machinist does not want those machines discussed here, so all I can offer is...
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    Who can resist a love story? I used to use...

    Who can resist a love story?

    I used to use sewing needles for removing splinters, but found a better tool years ago. Accu-Chek Softclix lancets consist of a .015" diameter sterile needle molded...
  18. In the late 1950's, I was collecting watches and...

    In the late 1950's, I was collecting watches and taught myself to repair them. That led to getting a watch lathe, a bench and a whole bench full of special tools, not to mention thousands of parts...
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    Myford ML10, "Pony" & "Warco" lathe...

    Myford ML10, "Pony" & "Warco" lathe The mother load of lathe information.

    The ML10 is a hobby machine, so this forum is not the best place to ask machine-specific questions.

    As for quick...
  20. Thread: Shizouka an-s

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    You keep asking for information on a non-existent...

    You keep asking for information on a non-existent brand. Correct spelling might get you in touch with an owner of a Shizuoka machine.

    Search engines work best with correct spelling of your key...
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    VB repair parts are way overkill. I could do it...

    VB repair parts are way overkill. I could do it with a piece of string, two nails and a nut. Maybe just one nail and a screw eye if I wanted to get fancy.

    Larry
  22. Thread: Shizouka an-s

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    No, I think titles cannot be edited. But perhaps...

    No, I think titles cannot be edited. But perhaps you can delete the thread and start a new one with correct spelling.

    Larry
  23. Thread: Shizouka an-s

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    The place in Japan that probably gave its name to...

    The place in Japan that probably gave its name to your machine is Shizuoka, not shizouka. Correct spelling in thread titles helps the search function to work for future reference.

    Larry
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    As I said in post #2, tool balancer. Larry

    As I said in post #2, tool balancer.

    Larry
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    You could look at tool balancers. They are used...

    You could look at tool balancers. They are used on assembly lines to hang tools at a convenient location and allow the tool to be pulled down and used, then pop back up out of the way. They are...
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