|Grizzly Wicks||17/03/2019 23:45:26|
|1 forum posts|
874 forum posts
Grizzly, It looks vaguely like an old Harrison that was used as an odd job lathe by all and sundry in the factory I worked in in the early 1960's went for scrap eventually. I'm surprised there is no name on it or at least a name plate.
Might help if you say your location - which side of the pond ? looks like UK ?
Whats on the plate on the headstock? Are there any numbers on the machine, where did it come from ?
4762 forum posts
Is this the one posted last month on another forum with a history indicating possible Eastern Block origins?
|Howard Lewis||18/03/2019 11:13:40|
|2404 forum posts|
Looks a bit neglected at the moment. But if it is not badly worn could be a useful machine.
The electrics control box is British. The leadscrew appears to have a fairly fine pitch
Looks to have power feed on both axes. Presumably change of feed rate or thread pitch is by changewheels rather than gearbox. If it is Eastern bloc, the Leadscrew and other threads will be Metric. If British or US, a machine of such vintage the threads and Leadscrew are more likely to be Imperial. Do the dial graduations give any clue?
Have you had a look at possibles on the lathes UK website?
|251 forum posts|
I had one very similar and a good lathe indeed.
Pretty sure Its a very early ( 1940/50,s Colchester Master ).
You may find details on Lathes.co.uk or google early images.
Edited By MalcB on 18/03/2019 13:12:30
|Martin Hamilton 1||18/03/2019 13:18:01|
|141 forum posts|
They have this lathe pictured on lathes.co.uk as a Colchester Master circa 1930 - 1939.
|272 forum posts|
If someone fancies a project there is one of these lathes on ebay for £150
|771 forum posts|
|Phil Whitley||19/03/2019 14:06:58|
|910 forum posts|
Yes, I thought it was an early Colchester, the sliding/surfacing slots on the apron, and the headstock controls are the giveaway!¬
Please login to post a reply.
Want the latest issue of Model Engineer or Model Engineers' Workshop? Use our magazine locator links to find your nearest stockist!
You can contact us by phone, mail or email about the magazines including becoming a contributor, submitting reader's letters or making queries about articles. You can also get in touch about this website, advertising or other general issues.
Click THIS LINK for full contact details.
For subscription issues please see THIS LINK.