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John MC03/01/2019 09:08:17
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Can anyone identify this lathe? Thanks, John

Edited to say the metal turning one,not the one in the foreground!

richards lathe.jpg

Edited By John MC on 03/01/2019 09:09:30

Michael Gilligan03/01/2019 09:49:22
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That's a nice chunky-looking little machine

Sorry, I don't recognise it, but ... it looks like there is an overpainted label on the cover !!

Can you post a detail shot of that ?


not done it yet03/01/2019 10:21:27
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A location might help - north american, euopean, australian etc. Might be an import, but it might help, if not.

Pete Rimmer03/01/2019 11:55:57
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The swirls in the headstock casting, the shape of the base and the round shiny cross-feed/sliding feed knob under the cross slide screw all point to it being an Atlas lathe, or one of the clones.

George Jervis03/01/2019 12:05:24
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It could be a Halifax,Sears,all copies of the atlas lathe. I used to own one a few years ago very nice lathes to operate. Your looks like you have a few items missing tho?

Benjamin Day03/01/2019 12:06:03
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Is that a myford ml7 tail stock?
The supporting "feet" say atlas to me too.
Pete Rimmer03/01/2019 12:19:49
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I think it's at least mostly Atlas. The round badge painted over looks like an Atlas badge, there should also be one on the end of the bed I think. Hard to tell from the pic but it looks like someone has fitted a newer top slide onto the Atlas top slide base - the one that on it doesn't belong. Doesn't look like the right tailstock either.

As said above, there's a lot missing. Either it's been robbed of all it's screwcutting gear or it's a plain-turning lathe that someone has fitted a screwcutting apron onto, possibly in the hope of doing a full conversion. as it sits it's a real bitsa, and they were never a great lathe when complete.

Nicholas Farr03/01/2019 13:17:31
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Hi John, I believe the above post are correct. **LINK** & **LINK**

Regards Nick.

John MC03/01/2019 16:35:08
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Many thanks for the replies. I think it safe to assume its an Atlas or UK clone. I asked on behalf of a friend who will soon advertise it for sale. Now the advertisement can be somewhat more informative than just a "lathe for sale", thanks again guys.


Russell Eberhardt04/01/2019 09:17:16
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Yes, Atlas 10F. The leadscrew, leadscrew reversing gearbox, and changewheels seem to be missing which will seriously affect the value unless they can be found. I've had one since the 70s. It is like a bigger brother to the Myford 7 series.


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