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  1. O'Brien Machinery was a dealer, originally in...

    O'Brien Machinery was a dealer, originally in Philadelphia, PA. I worked for O'Brien as an erecting engineer years later, in the late 1970's. O'Brien had moved out of Philly and had shifted their...
  2. If any replacement of piping & fittings on the...

    If any replacement of piping & fittings on the press is needed:

    -pipe should be schedule 80 (also known as 'extra strong') black carbon steel pipe. Ream all cut ends of the pipe to get a smooth...
  3. gplief: Thanks for posting the photos....

    gplief:

    Thanks for posting the photos. Confucius got it right (1 picture is worth 1000 words).

    Here is what I suss out from your photos:

    1. The pump has (3) plungers, one of which has its...
  4. Hello Garvin & welcome to our forum....

    Hello Garvin & welcome to our forum. Congratulations to you on becoming a mechanical engineer- from an oldtime mechanical engineer who's been practicing for the past 50 years (will I ever learn...
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    American, Schaefer and Budenberg was in Brooklyn,...

    American, Schaefer and Budenberg was in Brooklyn, NY. I know they were history well before WWII. Schaefer & Budenberg was a German firm with their main offices and plant in Magedburg-Buckau, in pre...
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    True Temper: Red Lead primer was in use in the...

    True Temper:

    Red Lead primer was in use in the USA probably up until the time the whole campaign to eliminate lead from paint and gasoline took effect.Maybe as late as the late 1970's.

    The...
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    Lathefan: Thank you for posting this youtube....

    Lathefan:

    Thank you for posting this youtube. I really enjoyed seeing and hearing the Indian machinist demonstrating how to "pick up a thread". As you note, the machine shop in the youtube is like...
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    Lathefan: I've found youtubes made by Indian...

    Lathefan:

    I've found youtubes made by Indian machine tool builders similar to the one you posted. In several of the youtubes, planers using the flat-belt drive system were demonstrated. These are...
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    Looks like the Eiffel Tower's steelwork was...

    Looks like the Eiffel Tower's steelwork was primed with the old "red lead"- basically lead oxide and linseed oil with some Japan drier. Greatest primer for outdoor steelwork, not used in the USA due...
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    Bigger question about this gap-bed lathe: is the...

    Bigger question about this gap-bed lathe: is the gap-bed section there with the lathe ? This allows the carriage to work up closer to the headstock. Without that gap bed section, the lathe is not as...
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    Your picture shows a gap-bed 'roundhead' Regal...

    Your picture shows a gap-bed 'roundhead' Regal lathe. It's all there, but now way to judge condition from the photos. The gap-bed allows larger diameter work to be swung close to the headstock. Not...
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    I paid 700 dollars for a 13" x 42" 'roundhead'...

    I paid 700 dollars for a 13" x 42" 'roundhead' Regal lathe, built in 1943. Fully tooled, in good condition, with taper attachment and single phase motor.

    When determining price or "salability" of...
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    Gentlemen: I bought my IH Scout new, with the...

    Gentlemen:

    I bought my IH Scout new, with the Nissan turbo diesel and 4 speed manual transmission. From day one there were problems with the clutch throwout bearing. After many thousands of miles...
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    I have a memory from when I was a small boy,...

    I have a memory from when I was a small boy, relating to chain drive trucks and Belgian Block paving. We were visiting an aunt and uncle, and as kids will do, I got bored rather quickly. I walked to...
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    Ray: The picture was taken in mild weather,...

    Ray:

    The picture was taken in mild weather, so the 'skinny loops of chain' around the rear tires are not there for the usual reason- traction in snow or a bite on icy pavement. The tires on that...
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    A coffee grinder can be mounted on the bed or...

    A coffee grinder can be mounted on the bed or carriage and driven by the spindle. At least the lathe can grind coffee. If this lathe is in an old-time machine shop, the machinist might boil the water...
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    What this thread is about is an adaptation based...

    What this thread is about is an adaptation based on an Atlas lathe, made for some kind of color reproduction (printing process of some sort). Before this thread goes any further, there is a rule...
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    Phil: There was a time when the Japanese used...

    Phil:

    There was a time when the Japanese used to mimic US brand-names and try to pass off their products using "brand recognition". Probably the wildest was a story that after WWII, the Japanese...
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    Phil: With all due respect, I disagree about...

    Phil:

    With all due respect, I disagree about the governor. On the governor valve body, as I noted, it reads: "Pickering Type". I've seen a few Pickering governors on engines here in the USA. The...
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    Paul39 Thank you for posting this youtube....

    Paul39

    Thank you for posting this youtube. I've watched a number of youtubes about remaining steam powered rice mills and sugar mills, some by this same man & his wife.

    This youtube has many...
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    Here is a thought as to a way to "beef up" a...

    Here is a thought as to a way to "beef up" a pillar type vise stand for heavier work/heavier vises:

    1. Get a Budd rim, as I noted in my earlier post on this thread.

    2. Weld some cross-pieces of...
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    Reed always built quality products. I've got some...

    Reed always built quality products. I've got some of their pipe tools (wrenches, mostly), and have seen a few of their vises along the way.

    The vise Dandy Dave has posted about looks to be in...
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    The type of stand (or bench) you mount the vise...

    The type of stand (or bench) you mount the vise upon depends on a few key factors, in my opinion:

    1. Will the vise be in a permanent location ?

    2. What type work will you be doing in the vise...
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    Mack: welcome to our 'board. Looking at the...

    Mack:

    welcome to our 'board. Looking at the photos, my belief is the power hacksaw you are interested in was an import. The name "Chieftain" is almost irrelevant, and is applied to the saw frame...
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    Rick: Thank you for posting the information...

    Rick:

    Thank you for posting the information about Ashton as well as your illustrious ancestry. I am a mechanical engineer who has worked most of his career in power plants, teaches a steam power...
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