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    Sounds like a training school machine. I went to...

    Sounds like a training school machine. I went to engineering college on day release for 6 years and I never saw the one in the workshop running or looking like it had been running !

    Regards Tyrone.
  2. The “ Dunlop “ factory I worked at was in Speke...

    The “ Dunlop “ factory I worked at was in Speke nr Liverpool.

    They also had a place in Walton in Liverpool and another one on Cambridge Street in central Manchester. I visited both of those but...
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    You saw them in training schools and colleges in...

    You saw them in training schools and colleges in the main but I have seen quite a few in toolrooms. They were very versatile little machines. Named the “ S “ type after Curtis Sparks the designer I...
  4. I worked on a job at “ Dunlop’s “ at Speke near...

    I worked on a job at “ Dunlop’s “ at Speke near Liverpool back in the day. It had been a “ shadow factory “ during the war building aircraft, I don’t know which ones. The factory was fully equipped...
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    Hi Joe, your post made me get down my copy of “...

    Hi Joe, your post made me get down my copy of “ Rebel Voices - An IWW anthology “ by Joyce Kornbluh. It has the lyrics of all the songs you mention and dozens more.
    I can recommend it for any...
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    Interesting. I had quite a bit of dealings with “...

    Interesting. I had quite a bit of dealings with “ Stankoimport “ back in the day.

    They were decent machines at a very good price.

    Regards Tyrone.
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    It’s an old joke but a good one - There’s an...

    It’s an old joke but a good one -

    There’s an old engineer lying on his death bed. He knows his time is near so he calls over his oldest son. He says “ When I’m carried to my grave make sure that...
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    That was my thinking also, it’s pretty unusual...

    That was my thinking also, it’s pretty unusual for a saddle to run on three or more slide ways. I’ve only seen that on really big centre lathes.

    Regards Tyrone.
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    Until you forget to remove the bolt/pin and...

    Until you forget to remove the bolt/pin and engage the long travel feed lever.

    Regards Tyrone.
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    I may have mentioned this before Asquith but I...

    I may have mentioned this before Asquith but I took a “ Kearns-Richards “ WB 50 out of the old “ Bryan Donkin “ factory in Chesterfield just as it was being closed down before demolition. It was a...
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    The OP said 36” x 36” x 60” regarding the...

    The OP said 36” x 36” x 60” regarding the travels. I expect that to be 36” vertical and transverse and 60” longitudinal.

    Regards Tyrone.
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    Go on the “ Tony’s Lathes “ site on the internet....

    Go on the “ Tony’s Lathes “ site on the internet. He says he has handbooks for that machine.

    Regards Tyrone.
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    I worked a place that did a similar job on...

    I worked a place that did a similar job on chilled iron mill rolls for grinding up used automobile tyres. We used special carbide tooling. Same sort of set up though.

    Regards Tyrone.
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    Guerrilla warfare is the national sport in...

    Guerrilla warfare is the national sport in Afghanistan. We Brits learned that nearly 200 years ago. They carry an AK47 like we carry a mobile phone. The US backing the mujahideen just to give the...
  15. I only got hit once with a job. I was rushing to...

    I only got hit once with a job. I was rushing to complete a smallish counter bore on a pillar drill. Instead of clamping the job down I held it with my left hand. Mistakes I have made. Drill...
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    I’ve not got a handbook for that machine of yours...

    I’ve not got a handbook for that machine of yours but I’ve got one for the “ PRT 2 and PRT 3 Electrabore “ that succeeded it. The minimum feed figures I’ve got are 0.010” a rev for the facing slide...
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    Yeah, exclude the “ S “ types from that sweeping...

    Yeah, exclude the “ S “ types from that sweeping generalisation. They never had any fire ups that I saw. The bigger machines weren’t well equipped from a lubrication point of view, possibly because...
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    Good, keep things well oiled and you should have...

    Good, keep things well oiled and you should have no problems.

    On the later machines “ Richards “ had a pump about as big as a Swiss watch pumping oil from out of the spindle frame up to a small...
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    That manifold and all the lube piping isn’t...

    That manifold and all the lube piping isn’t standard. It’s a very good idea though, the old time borers had a habit of “ firing up “ on the ways due to lubrication starvation. I don’t think I ever...
  20. The fingers fastened to the Chuck are a back stop...

    The fingers fastened to the Chuck are a back stop for short components. I’ve used a couple of parallels slipped in behind the component to set up. Of course you need to remove the parallels carefully...
  21. I’d prefer not to be sat down at a machine tool,...

    I’d prefer not to be sat down at a machine tool, certainly not that close. I like to be able to get out of the way if things don’t go according to plan and the machine decides to throw things at me....
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    As long as it’s got a facing slide you can make...

    As long as it’s got a facing slide you can make your own rough and ready toolholders that will do the job.

    Regards Tyrone.
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    The way lubrication “ system “ was a weak point...

    The way lubrication “ system “ was a weak point on both the “ Kearns “ and the “ Richards “ machines. I suspect whatever you have must have been retro fitted at a later date.

    Regards Tyrone.
  24. It’s not uncommon in industry. Usually on on big...

    It’s not uncommon in industry. Usually on on big machine the table long travel method of measurement is a “ Trav-A-Dial “.

    Regards Tyrone.
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    That’s a good price for a machine that size if...

    That’s a good price for a machine that size if it’s been looked after. Having a good previous operator can be critical. Some guys look after the machine as though it was their own. On the other hand...
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