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Grizzly Wicks17/03/2019 23:45:26
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Bought this lathe a while ago but it came with very little information I don't know much about lathes but would love some help on the brand/type/modelimg_20190317_232126.jpgimg_20190317_232114.jpgimg_20190317_232057.jpgimg_20190317_232047.jpgimg_20190317_232015.jpg

JohnF18/03/2019 10:14:52
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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 ?

Bazyle18/03/2019 10:30:53
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Is this the one posted last month on another forum with a history indicating possible Eastern Block origins?

Howard Lewis18/03/2019 11:13:40
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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?

Howard

MalcB18/03/2019 12:57:34
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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 118/03/2019 13:18:01
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They have this lathe pictured on lathes.co.uk as a Colchester Master circa 1930 - 1939.

AdrianR19/03/2019 08:30:21
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If someone fancies a project there is one of these lathes on ebay for £150

3404619/03/2019 08:38:58
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Posted by AdrianR on 19/03/2019 08:30:21:

If someone fancies a project there is one of these lathes on ebay for £150

Seller has only sold two items on ebay and had negative for both transactions.

Phil Whitley19/03/2019 14:06:58
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Yes, I thought it was an early Colchester, the sliding/surfacing slots on the apron, and the headstock controls are the giveaway!¬

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