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  1. Were you paying for a photobucket account? It’s a...

    Were you paying for a photobucket account? It’s a very clear agreement as far as I see it. I pay a relatively small amount of money and the terms of my account give me a place to store photos that...
  2. Those blurry photos and the giant watermark ruin...

    Those blurry photos and the giant watermark ruin the pleasure of reading and researching machines...

    It’s probably not for everyone but I ended up paying for a smugmug account. The cheapest plan...
  3. The lathe is a Bradford Metal Master. I have one...

    The lathe is a Bradford Metal Master. I have one myself but there isn't a ton of literature out there on them aside from lathes.co.uk, VintageMachinery.org and a few posts here on PM.
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    Nice find! Andrew Alexander (@blacksmithtools...

    Nice find! Andrew Alexander (@blacksmithtools on instagram) found two of those cranes. He let one go her way. Here is a clip of him demonstrating it lifting a small anvil.
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    Agreed, sad to see a useful piece of industrial...

    Agreed, sad to see a useful piece of industrial history reduced to retail duty. I can see why people use them for props like this – they really catch peoples eye. What's the collective opinion...
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    I got a few collets that were with some of the...

    I got a few collets that were with some of the mill tooling is all.



    Yeah the second I saw that crane I knew I had to have it. Couldn't stand the thought of it getting scrapped. These old...
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    It was – crazy. I was interested in that grinder...

    It was – crazy. I was interested in that grinder too. But that ole mill and lathe did make it home with me. Soon after I got home with some of the literature on the mill I noticed a manual for that...
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    Really interesting to see some of the other...

    Really interesting to see some of the other cranes out there. McMaster catalog as well, anyone know where a PDF of one of those old ones could be found?

    Here is a picture of my Hill Acme No. 4...
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    One craigslist tip is to build up a search term...

    One craigslist tip is to build up a search term that suits your interests. You can use the pipe "|" separator to search multiple terms at once. Example:



    This is one example I use from time to...
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    Would love to see some photos! The Vintage...

    Would love to see some photos!

    The Vintage Machinery webpage has a large collection of documentation. Should be a good start, I'm sure more will chime in.

    Without knowing more information on...
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    I've heard Adam Booth mention several times great...

    I've heard Adam Booth mention several times great things about M.R. Tool Repair. He has shown indicators on his youtube channel that he had repaired through them. Post #2 in this practical machinist...
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    I may be asking for some guidance when I do tear...

    I may be asking for some guidance when I do tear into it. The crossfeed and length both have a bit of slop, I'm not certain it's all gib adjustment so I'm sure I'll be opening up the apron at some...
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    My (1941? if I'm reading the serial number chart...

    My (1941? if I'm reading the serial number chart posted above correctly) #6174 is getting restored and put to use in the coming year. It's definitely dirty, but it's stayed oiled up and doesn't have...
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    You can always 45 it when you get some leveling...

    You can always 45 it when you get some leveling feet under there. Great looking machine, exciting!
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    Not sure if what you're experiencing is the same...

    Not sure if what you're experiencing is the same as mine but I've noticed in one of the windows to upload pictures after I select an image and click upload, I had to wait just a bit and the window...
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    Especially with the lack of information out there...

    Especially with the lack of information out there on Bradford lathes, I think any photos of work done on your lathe would be a welcome resource for other Bradford owners / knowledge in general. There...
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    This probably wont help you much, but maybe it'll...

    This probably wont help you much, but maybe it'll give you some hope? I bought a Bradford lathe two weeks ago. Don't know much about it yet (not a lot of info out there on them) but it's a...
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    I didn't even consider that some of these could...

    I didn't even consider that some of these could be metric, interesting... About 10-15 holders came with the machine. I think tonight I'll sort them all out and check the threads, as I understand the...
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    Ah thanks, thats the term I needed – "pull stud"....

    Ah thanks, thats the term I needed – "pull stud". Maybe some of these holders came from another machine and I lucked into them with this purchase... Not sure what the guy was doing with them, this...
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    Thanks for the info. With some of the terminology...

    Thanks for the info. With some of the terminology in your post I was able to find a page with pretty much all the info I was after Machine Tool Shanks (Tapers).

    This horizontal mill dates to 1955,...
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    Different styles of 50 taper tool holders

    A machine I recently got came with a good amount of tool holders. Pictured are three different styles.

    https://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=238647&d=1537823952

    The...
  22. Adding to an older thread. Thanks for putting...

    Adding to an older thread. Thanks for putting this up here. I just got a Bradford MetalMaster. Not a ton of info out there on these lathes so I wanted to add what I can. Some of the values in the...
  23. Interesting if it is a 2J2P5C-52, I just brought...

    Interesting if it is a 2J2P5C-52, I just brought home a 2J2P5C-24.
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