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RICHARD GREEN 203/11/2018 15:31:43
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My son and I went to a large bring and buy sale today ( Sat ) , amongst other things he bought a lathe built by Drummond brothers,

As far as I can tell from Tony's website it's a B type lathe,

Does anyone know where the serial number is ?

It looks in good shape, and he plans to restore it to usable condition.

Has anyone had experience of these lathes ?

Any info would be gratefully received,

Thanks,

Richard.

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David George 103/11/2018 20:14:34
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Hi I have an M Type Drummond and there is a Yahoo Drummond owners site. I use the site for information and there is a list of model, serial numbers to dates in the files. Lots of information on there.

David

Hopper04/11/2018 05:49:56
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Serial number is probably on the rear shear at the very right-hand end under where the tailstock usually sits when not in use. +1 on the Drummondlathes Yahoo group as best source of info on these ancient beasts.

Looks like a useful machine, with the v-belt conversion, countershaft and reversing switch etc all intact. And a part set of change gears to boot.

RICHARD GREEN 212/11/2018 18:06:20
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BUMP

not done it yet12/11/2018 21:11:26
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Action that first reply. They are mostly a good bunch over there (the Drummond forum). Shame about the yahoo bit, but even if you can’t navigate the site, someone will help with getting to the info. Better to look for yourself, than rely on others to feed you with all the details, unless you have specific questions.

not done it yet12/11/2018 21:11:28
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Action that first reply. They are mostly a good bunch over there (the Drummond forum). Shame about the yahoo bit, but even if you can’t navigate the site, someone will help with getting to the info. Better to look for yourself, than rely on others to feed you with all the details, unless you have specific questions.

Bazyle13/11/2018 08:28:40
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You have probably found out already but for people reading this far in the future it is a "pre-B" that is one made before the B-type. They never called then "A-type" presumably not thinking about the future enough hence we use the rather odd designation. It is characterised by the leadscrew being down the middle of the bed and ceased production before WW1.
The B-type is easily recognised by the flat bar along the front as well as the leadscrew and sometimes the round bar brace going across the top of the headstock like a handle, and a basic apron with permanently engaged nut on the leadscrew.

RICHARD GREEN 213/11/2018 10:31:33
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Thanks for that Bazyle, it's interesting to find out it's so old.

RICHARD GREEN 213/11/2018 17:16:35
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From Tony's website it appears to be about 1907...........................

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