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Very old lathe, in rough shape. #717
05/01/2019 10:40 AM
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I have 1898 patent date 12"x6' Hendey engine lathe surplus to my needs. Don't get caught up on that bed length, it includes what is under the headstock, which is large. Actual between centers is something like 36".

It lead a rough life up until I bought it from a farmer I know, I fixed it up some and I broke it some learning to use it.

Current known issues: broken teeth on back gear, need to be brazed and filed. There is a "skip" in the carriage feed, probably a broken tooth somewhere in the apron. There are only enough gears for one "row" of the quick change, currently off the machine but if you are interested they can be thrown in. Same for the "drive-all" 4-speed gearbox to power the flat belt from a v-belt motor, and a quickchange toolpost.

According to lathes.co.uk it weighs about 3000-3500 lbs.

Currently stored outside, and has been for a year, I had it covered but a storm blew that off and I haven't bothered to fix it. I have brushed oil on the ways now and then.

I haven't called anyone to scrap it, and I had it on CL for a while but people only wanted the legs off of it.

Might make a good welding positioner/shaft welder, picket twister, spring winder, or with some work even a basic lathe for turning pins and bushings (mostly what I used it for).

Machine is in SE MA, not far from Woonsocket RI.

If you can use it, come and haul it away.

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I will eventually have it hauled off for scrap, but I figured I'd give you guys a shot at it first.

Re: Very old lathe, in rough shape. [Re: GLyford] #718
05/01/2019 10:45 AM
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Wish I lived closer!! lol!!


"A machine you build yourself is a vote for a different way of life. There are things you have to earn with your hands."
Re: Very old lathe, in rough shape. [Re: sonny] #726
05/02/2019 12:00 AM
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Originally Posted by sonny
Wish I lived closer!! lol!!


Likewise, and you're a lot closer than I am. According to google : 2,575 miles 40 hours driving ONE WAY. (Plus all four trailer tires are flat and truck hasn't been started in five years, etc.) So don't put on the coffee just yet Glyford.
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Re: Very old lathe, in rough shape. [Re: GLyford] #735
05/04/2019 07:14 AM
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ME TOO I bet some of those parts would fit my F.E.REED. date on mine is1896. I wouldn't mind having the tool post.
was up in main last July...


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Re: Very old lathe, in rough shape. [Re: GLyford] #739
05/05/2019 10:04 PM
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The tool post by itself is candy to get rid of the lathe, something to sweeten the deal.

It also fits as a spare for its replacement, which is 100 years newer, so I am in no hurry to part with it without the lathe itself gone.

Re: Very old lathe, in rough shape. [Re: GLyford] #858
08/12/2019 07:13 PM
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That would go real nice next to my 12 foot 18 inch swing American, late 1800's...…..

Re: Very old lathe, in rough shape. [Re: GLyford] #886
09/16/2019 06:05 AM
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Call Jennifer at JLP Services professional blacksmith right in Mass.1-508-667-5498 she might be interested


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