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    Pretty sure that right above where it says "To...

    Pretty sure that right above where it says "To gage" the drawing shows the included angle of the taper as 2 degress and 55 minutes. Messing around with some on line trig calculators shows the...
  2. Iron Lungs are Still in Use (A bit Off Topic but not Entriely)

    This story is about three Americans who are still using iron lungs and are dependent on independent mechanics/machinists to keep them running.

    The Last of the Iron Lungs
  3. For what its worth, these were marketed as very...

    For what its worth, these were marketed as very high end American made semi-professional/hobby machines. They sold for around $1400 (and up) new in the early 1970's (about $9500 in today's dollars,...
  4. What holds the two pieces together. Force fit but...

    What holds the two pieces together. Force fit but there appears to be provision for a bolt or tie rod. The larger piece is actually two pieces as well nade of a hemisphericalpiece and wedge shaped...
  5. New London, just across the river from the...

    New London, just across the river from the Submarine Capital of the World. But the item is not mine and I am not sure whwere the owner acquired it. One of the truly curious things about this object...
  6. I don't believe the holes actually pass through...

    I don't believe the holes actually pass through the tip.
  7. OT Need help identifying an Odd Object (That was obviously made by a machinist)

    This tear/wedge shaped object is made of aluminum with what appears to be a stainless tip. The pointy end shows some erosion that may be electrical in nature. The object is about 18 inches long and...
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    A Myford 7 is more akin to a South Bend 9" then...

    A Myford 7 is more akin to a South Bend 9" then to an Atlas. When I was a kid back in the 1970's the man who lived across the street was a Brit who had come to the US sometime after the war. He was...
  9. Good Call

    After posting this I found a reproduction of a manual for the machine on ebay. The one visible page in the add specifies Gulf Harmony 121 for the zerk fittings and a periodic dab of an NGLI 2...
  10. Solgerba Drillpress Model SE nr 7 Lubrication Question

    I have a Solberga SE nr 7 drill press that I am close to finally getting up and running. This is an older machine that pre-dates the SE 720. The folks at Willis think it dates to the early 1960's....
  11. Yes the bridge in the picture is the one being...

    Yes the bridge in the picture is the one being rebuilt.

    The Bull gears are original. I'm not sure why they were removed but it looks like the bearing surfaces were cleaned up. Winter before this...
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    I sent Tony a package of material, including...

    I sent Tony a package of material, including manuals, some time back.
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    Another thought: Tony at lathes UK doesn't...

    Another thought:

    Tony at lathes UK doesn't have any info posted on these machines either. We should pull some info together for him, including some good pictures, so he can add the Industrolite to...
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    Excellent. Welcome. There isn't much info on-line...

    Excellent. Welcome. There isn't much info on-line about these machines. I've posted a little bit here on PM and a few other owners have posted a bit more in response.

    A couple of obvious...
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    Rivett 608 on Craigslist in WV

    Just noticed this on CL. Not sure if anyone posted it yet. No relation, etc.


    Rivet lathe
  16. Mystic River Draw Bridge, Mystic CT - Bull gear Installation

    Link to photo from New London Day:

    The Day - Photo gallery: Mystic River Bridge getting in gear | News from southeastern Connecticut

    Drawbridge has been undergoing a multi-year...
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    Shellac is absolutely my favorite finish. For...

    Shellac is absolutely my favorite finish. For quick and dirty small jobs I just use a throw-away but for most work I use the brushes pictured here:
    ...
  18. Chuck is still available.

    Chuck is still available.
  19. #4, #7 (Portsmouth Naval Yard, Go Navy), #18,...

    #4, #7 (Portsmouth Naval Yard, Go Navy), #18, #119, #147, #162, #181 (B.F. Clydes Cider Mill, my home town!), #209 USS Albacore, an amazing submarine. In the 1980's I was privileged to meet Capt...
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    Search PM for posts about Al Babin. ALL CAPS ad...

    Search PM for posts about Al Babin. ALL CAPS ad copy from somewhere in Connecticut are a dead give away. Watch your step.
  21. For Sale: Jacobs R50 Collet Chuck and Collets Will fit 10L, 10K and 9" SB Lathes

    Selling my Jacobs R50 Collet Chuck and 500 Series collet set, very good condition, most collets still in original grease. Fitted with a Jacobs 2-1/4" 8 TPI back plate plus has a 2-1/4 8TPI to 1 1/2 8...
  22. Old (Very Old?) Lathe on Craigslist in Fall River, MA

    Looking for machines on Craigslist and stumbled upon this ad:

    8 foot antique wood lathe


    Identified by seller as a woodturning lathe but I think it's a pretty old (circa 1850 or earlier) metal...
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    The definitive book on salvage at Pearl Harbor...

    The definitive book on salvage at Pearl Harbor is: Pearl Harbor: Why, How, Fleet Salvage and Final Appraisal, by Vice Admiral Homer N. Wallin.
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  24. Maybe all the decimal points in those prices are...

    Maybe all the decimal points in those prices are one place to far to the right.
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    McDougal? McDougal at lathes UK...

    McDougal?

    McDougal at lathes UK

    The first lathe pictured has front mounted "back" gears (dos that mean left handed) and the shape of the leg casting is similar.
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