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vintage engineer05/03/2019 20:08:18
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This looks like a bargain for someone. Lathe

fizzy05/03/2019 21:03:46
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Bet it goes over a grand -great starter for someone new to the hobby.

Steve Neighbour05/03/2019 21:39:06
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Hmm . . . I've been looking for a while and the seem to average over £1k as fizzy mentions !

Hope the seller doesn't leave it outside when it rains !!

Steve Neighbour05/03/2019 21:39:06
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Hmm . . . I've been looking for a while and the seem to average over £1k as fizzy mentions !

Hope the seller doesn't leave it outside when it rains !!

AJW05/03/2019 22:42:42
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Great find - with gearbox as well!

Alan

Dave Halford05/03/2019 23:02:51
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I see bed wear at the tailstock end

Bandersnatch06/03/2019 01:38:13
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Seems meaningless to judge the (current bid) price a bargain when there are over 4 days left in the auction.

Chris Trice06/03/2019 02:48:29
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It's quite an old one but a good selection of accessories to go with it. I can see some of the professional lathe breakers getting frothy over this one.

Tony Pratt 106/03/2019 06:51:17
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Posted by Bandersnatch on 06/03/2019 01:38:13:

Seems meaningless to judge the (current bid) price a bargain when there are over 4 days left in the auction.

My thoughts exactlysad

Tony

Mick B106/03/2019 09:12:36
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Posted by Steve Neighbour on 05/03/2019 21:39:06:

Hmm . . . I've been looking for a while and the seem to average over £1k as fizzy mentions !

Hope the seller doesn't leave it outside when it rains !!

I think they or the previous owner already have. Some of the accessories look neglected. The tailstock end bed wear looks a good few thou deep, and that argues considerable use elsewhere. IMO this machine's of interest to someone prepared to do a refurb project - so long as the price stays sensible - less so to someone who wants to get into action quickly making other things.

Tony Pratt 106/03/2019 09:18:12
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Says in 'perfect working order' so that's oksmiley, best bit I can see is the 3 jaw griptru chuck.

Tony

Howard Lewis06/03/2019 10:28:45
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Depends upon how everyone defines "perfect"

What might be good enough to turn chairlegs, might not be suitable for turning the crankshaft for an I C engine.

Beauty and the eye of the beholder and all that

Howard

ChrisH06/03/2019 22:04:26
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Went from nothing to £500 on the first day and to £620 on the second. Already sensible money with 3+ days to go. Whoever gets this will be paying 4 figures plus for this. Begs the question, is it worth it against what else may be available at that price? Just asking!!

Chris

Bandersnatch06/03/2019 22:48:29
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Posted by Mick B1 on 06/03/2019 09:12:36:
so long as the price stays sensible

I was told - years ago - by someone who sold a great deal on eBay (old cameras etc) that, one reason why some (including him) listed things at way below their real value (with no reserve), was that it got a lot of people interested and bidding. Almost inevitably there would be a "bidding war" on some level as people got carried away, driving the price up often beyond what he privately valued it at.

Listing for the higher price initially usually meant that few people actually bid and the final price would be little above the listing price (or reserve) if , in fact, there were any bids

Barrie Lever06/03/2019 23:02:03
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Bandersnatch

You are 100% correct.

I never list anything with a price other than 99p, blimey you should see them fight over some of the stuff !!

Even limited edition Ducati motorcycles have been listed in this way by me.

Regards

Barrie

Hopper06/03/2019 23:34:52
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Posted by Bandersnatch on 06/03/2019 22:48:29:
Posted by Mick B1 on 06/03/2019 09:12:36:
so long as the price stays sensible

I was told - years ago - by someone who sold a great deal on eBay (old cameras etc) that, one reason why some (including him) listed things at way below their real value (with no reserve), was that it got a lot of people interested and bidding. Almost inevitably there would be a "bidding war" on some level as people got carried away, driving the price up often beyond what he privately valued it at.

Listing for the higher price initially usually meant that few people actually bid and the final price would be little above the listing price (or reserve) if , in fact, there were any bids

Now, ain't the human being just the most fascinating creature.

Nick Taylor 207/03/2019 07:19:07
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The bed wear on the tail stock area looks horrendous! It must be a trick of the photo, because that looks to be VERY deep. Given the general state of it, looks like a bit of a pup to me. I think people see the gearbox on myfords and their wallets run off without their brains!

Edited By Nick Taylor 2 on 07/03/2019 07:19:31

Ian Parkin07/03/2019 07:41:55
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What’s the part between the 2 biscuit tins that looks like it clamps on the bed and has 2 arms with what looks like a offset centre ?

Hopper07/03/2019 07:49:19
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"Wear" on the bed at tailstock end looks like normal surface scoring and the usual oleaginous build up of oil and crud. Cameras often exaggerate this kind of thing.

The lack of wear on the all the handles such as cross slide, carriage handwheel, clutch, gearbox etc indicates some use but not a lot. Bed at the headstock end looks good.

Condition of the paint in the chip tray and the condition of the Dewhurst switch don't show much sign of use.

The little bit of rust that's there is very superficial, as if left inside a workshop unused for a few years.

Could be a good buy for someone at the right price. Always a punt buying sight unseen though. Could be new paint and handles? Who knows without seeing it in the flesh.

Edited By Hopper on 07/03/2019 07:52:35

ian j07/03/2019 09:59:22
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I see it's reached the £1000 mark now !!!

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