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    The pump company next door to my shop wanted to sell a 3A and a 4A, and after 34 years of wanting a lathe I happily wrote a check and we move the machines.
    I call the nice gentleman at Gahr, he tells me these were built in 1934!
    I'm thinking the lathes were updated before they showed up at the pump shop in the early 1950's. The research is going to be a cheap thrill.
    I'm still happy!
    I may change my handle to 85yearoldjunk....

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    Our 2A & 3A were early 50' and rebuilt in the 60's. The 2 1/4" 5 spindle bar machine was bought new from W&S in 1947.

    Hope there will be photos.


    RF

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    Those are large machines for the category. Should move much metal! My ambition (which will remain unfulfilled until I get a bigger shop) is to score a #4 or a #2A, for the bar capacity.

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    Nice Play - Cast Iron Disorder is more prevalent than some think !

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    Default 1934, updated 1950's? picture.

    The handwheel got busted, but other than that, success!
    I'm still shopping manuals, I think Inspector Gadget designed these machines.
    Shared album - Zane Reese - Google Photosimg_20190207_085206623.jpgimg_20190207_085206623.jpg
    Last edited by 30yearoldjunk; 02-08-2019 at 10:17 AM.

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    Hell of a pair of or machines for your first 'lathes'!

    If you could post the pics directly would be great, just so the thread wont turn into one those where the pics disappear in time. Defo keep the the bits of those handwheels, can be brazed up by hands that know what there doing no probs.

    Look forward to hearing more

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