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Hopper15/04/2016 12:45:27
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Regular MEW contributor Geoff Walker recently came all the way from the UK to Australia to have a look at one of his M-Type cross slide extended bracket castings in operation. Well, he took some time off from diving on the Barrier Reef and visiting expat family members to fit a visit in. A great hour was spent comparing notes on M-Types etc. It was the first time I have actually met another M-Type owner in person. They are a rare machine in Australia.

Coincidentally, my old lathe came to Australia from not far from where Geoff lives. My old man bought it in Liverpool in the 1950s and shipped it home. Small world innit.

Geoff is on the left. I'm the one on the right wearing the North Queensland safety boots.

Ady115/04/2016 14:44:45
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Live long and prosper fellow brothers

hth16/04/2016 09:49:47
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Two smiling faces in banana bending land

I have a B model Drummond circa 1920 .... a late one

daveb16/04/2016 12:05:41
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Greetings from the Society of Super Adept, Door Stop and Boat Anchor Owners.smiley

thaiguzzi17/04/2016 03:15:02
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Nice workshop.

Nice pictures on the walls.

Proper footwear.

Same safety boots as my w/shop attire.

Hopper17/04/2016 11:36:50
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Posted by thaiguzzi on 17/04/2016 03:15:02:

Nice workshop.

Nice pictures on the walls.

Proper footwear.

Same safety boots as my w/shop attire.

Thanks. I spent several years getting the workshop set up, largely from garage sales and various scrounging. Insulation is top of my list to get done this winter. 35C summer temps in an unshaded tin shed are downright cruel!

Re the tropical safety boots, I have bought myself a pair of proper steel toe-cap boots, after the time I picked up the Drummond topslide and turned it over to check for swarf before reinstalling it. The unsecured Norman Patent toolpost fell off right onto my foot. Doh!

I have to laugh though every time I go to the local rubbish dump recycle shop full of steel, glass, etc etc lying about the place in piles. There is an official sign saying " Appropriate footwear must be worn. Minimum standard: thongs." Gotta love the tropics.

Hopper17/04/2016 11:39:39
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Posted by hth on 16/04/2016 09:49:47:

Two smiling faces in banana bending land

I have a B model Drummond circa 1920 .... a late one

A late one? Ancient ancestor of my "almost new" 1937 M-type.

Hopper17/04/2016 11:40:23
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Posted by daveb on 16/04/2016 12:05:41:

Greetings from the Society of Super Adept, Door Stop and Boat Anchor Owners.smiley

Greetings brother!

geoff walker 121/04/2016 19:15:30
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Hi Pete,

Just spotted this post.

Thank you so much for your hospitality last month.

Ann and I enjoyed the company of you and your wife very much.

I have to say that the M type was by no means the best machine in your workshop.

That distinction goes to your Harley Davidson, a real dream machine!!!!

Best regards to you and you good wife.

geoff w (and Ann)

Brian Wood22/04/2016 17:33:10
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Gentlemen of the Brotherhood,

I'm just curious, not being an M owner or Drummond; am I right in thinking that the lead screw on those lathes was threaded 5 tpi?

Regards

Brian

Ady122/04/2016 18:18:27
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8tpi

Keith Long22/04/2016 18:20:38
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Brian

M type - lead-screw 8 tpi (1/8 in. pitch stated in the manual)

Drummond round bed lathe - lead-screw 10 tpi Whitworth form ie 3/4 in BSW.

Keith

Hopper23/04/2016 05:33:30
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Posted by geoff walker 1 on 21/04/2016 19:15:30:

Hi Pete,

Just spotted this post.

Thank you so much for your hospitality last month.

Ann and I enjoyed the company of you and your wife very much.

I have to say that the M type was by no means the best machine in your workshop.

That distinction goes to your Harley Davidson, a real dream machine!!!!

Best regards to you and you good wife.

geoff w (and Ann)

Thanks Geoff. It was great to meet you guys.

Well, if the Harley keeps going as long as the M-type has (79 years so far) it will be doing well!

Brian Wood23/04/2016 15:33:34
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Hello Keith and Ady1,

Thank you both for the information.

Brian

Bob LAG26/07/2021 22:18:25
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Bonjour

Does somebody get the manual for a Myford M-Type from the period 1920-1922?

Merci par avance

Bob

David George 127/07/2021 06:45:47
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Hi Bob have a look on here.

https://groups.io/g/drummondlathe

There is a wealth of information including a copy of the handbook. Most of the information is in the files section look under my name (David George) for some info but there is so much it takes a bit of looking through.

David

Bob LAG27/07/2021 07:26:03
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Hi David,

Merci for this ressource!

I just buy the numbered J1079 M-Type lathe and I want to assess if it's adapted for a beginner like me.

I certainely come back to you as you seem to be a Master of this group.

Merci encore!

Bob

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