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Hi I have just bought a c1912 Cataract lathe, which according to the oracle Lathes.co.uk were a precision American lathe. It has lost its original cross slide and I wondered if there are any others surviving in the UK? Thanks Keith
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Now, I have a c1915 fountain pen ( a Mabie Todd 'Swan No. 2 eyedropper' ) that works perfectly and I use regularly, but to see a c1912 lathe do the same would be quite something.
|Michael Gilligan||19/06/2018 18:50:14|
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Sorry, I can't help Keith
But I'm bumping this thread to stop it dropping off the bottom of the page.
They do look delightful machines: **LINK**
Some photos of what you have would be interesting.
Before you ask how to post images:
Edited By Michael Gilligan on 19/06/2018 18:52:23
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Interesting. What number spindle does your lathe have? A number 5 size has a spindle bore of approximately 1.25" stock and fits 5C collets. A number 4 is approx 1" stock and fits 4C collets, 3C I am not sure but fits 3C collets. There are 4 deg taper and threading spindle nose variants for the outside of the spindle noses.
There is a chap that is a regular poster on the practical machinist Hardinge forum who is a fountain of knowledge on Hardinge manual lathes and mills, especially the older models. His name is on the lathes.co.uk link Michael posted. I expect if you posted there you might also have chance to locate a replacement cross slide and possibly other accessories.
|Mark Rand||19/06/2018 23:16:51|
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Larry Vanice is yer man.
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Thanks for all of your help and ideas, much appreciated Keith
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