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    My only exposure to Bradford lathes was for one...

    My only exposure to Bradford lathes was for one semester of advanced machine shop classes at Brooklyn Technical HS, in about 1966-67. Nothing stands out as noteworthy nor objectionable about the...
  2. Dale: Thanks for the validation, and for being...

    Dale:

    Thanks for the validation, and for being a friend and brother engineer/kindred spirit. I came to realize there is a type of 'engineering' or 'design', which I call:
    design by...
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    Addendum: Remove the two setscrews and use the...

    Addendum:

    Remove the two setscrews and use the spacer without them, so it can move on the spindle when clamped by the shorty backplate. You could tap two (2) holes in the end face of the spacer...
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    Making a spacer to allow the use of the...

    Making a spacer to allow the use of the back-plate with the short hub length would work in theory. The plain (unthreaded) diameter on the spindle of the lathe is the 'register' diameter, intended to...
  5. One way to answer questions as to what working...

    One way to answer questions as to what working pressure was used in an old press is to do some 'reverse engineering'.

    The nominal dimensions of the ram may be good for a lot more pressure than the...
  6. Chiptosser: Good luck on the move of your...

    Chiptosser:

    Good luck on the move of your lathe, I am sure you will do fine. Given the Covid-19 situation and family member's medical issues ( unrelated to Covid-19, and resolving well,...
  7. Cjiptosser: I am glad you found what I posted...

    Cjiptosser:

    I am glad you found what I posted to be of some help. Soap is a lubricant, and with relatively smooth sliding surfaces (such as plywood or steel plate or flatbar), the force needed to...
  8. Chiptosser: I am glad you are going to be...

    Chiptosser:

    I am glad you are going to be schlepping the lathe home. The name of the game in moving machine tools as in most all else, is safety first. Here are a few things to bear in mind:

    1....
  9. My own belief is the Niles wheel press in this...

    My own belief is the Niles wheel press in this thread used oil as the working fluid. The few wheel presses I have seen all used oil, rather than water. While water would work (being an incompressible...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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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