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JimmieS13/07/2019 21:03:38
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I have found two lengths (3/4" x 1/8" x 1/16" x 6" of parting off blanks branded Osborn UK which must be 50 or 60 years old. Anyone know the company and/or quality of their products?

Alan Waddington 213/07/2019 21:10:34
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Osborn mushet steels, made/make drills etc, based in Sheffield UK

 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Osborn_%26_Company

 

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Baz13/07/2019 21:14:12
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Top quality stuff.

David George 114/07/2019 07:31:21
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I still have a couple of 1/2 inch square blanks relay good HSS steel.

David

AdrianR14/07/2019 07:54:38
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I have several milling cutters made by Osborn UK, old but still had the original wax coating. My first used and favourite cutter is the 1/2" Osborn. I think I have been spoilt, the new Asian ones I bought are terrible in comparison.

JohnF14/07/2019 09:50:13
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Remember Osbourn very well from the '60's, they also made HSS lathe tools designated VG always charcoal black colour and very tough, not sure of the spec now although I still have some and they defiantly surpassed "normal" HSS for performance on tough steels.

Another product was T32 drills [ "treatment" maybe? ] these were again superior in performance on tough materials, they were standard jobber drill length but with a short flute length, similar to todays spotting drills, also charcoal grey in colour.

John

Hollowpoint14/07/2019 10:23:43
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Very good cutting tools, but IMO they never quite matched the quality of presto or dormer. They also made other item such as collet chucks which where up there with the best.

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