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Will Noble29/09/2019 17:17:11
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Does anyone recognise this old rotary table?

I went to an auction yesterday and bought a pallet full of:

The rotary table pictured below

12" Pratt 4-jaw chuck

2 x slightly tatty 5" 3-jaw chucks

The photos show the only marking I can see on it, it's 10" diameter and 90 : 1 ratio. Despite the grime/gunge, it's still as smooth as a baby's bum to turn. The fixture/jig was on it.

As well as being bleep-bleep heavy, significantly heavier than the 12" 4-jaw, it looks to have been WD/War Office grey and the one bit I can find say sHardimond were around during and just after WW2





Edited By Will Noble on 29/09/2019 17:19:11

Michael Gilligan29/09/2019 21:43:27
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I don’t recognise it, Will ... but it looks a fine bit of kit yes


larry phelan 130/09/2019 14:59:04
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The chances are it,s better than the new one I bought some years ago !

Howard Lewis30/09/2019 20:26:23
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If there is room for it on the mill, it could be a very handy piece of kit. Could be a bargain buy!


Will Noble30/09/2019 21:21:18
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Posted by Howard Lewis on 30/09/2019 20:26:23:

If there is room for it on the mill, it could be a very handy piece of kit. Could be a bargain buy!


Yep, I think it'll take it .......smiley

new arrival in the garage:workshop.jpg

Table is 56" x 13.5" (1422 x 340 mm) Got it in today, still on the rollers, if you look under the base - and weighs it at a tripe-pulling 2.5 tonnes. Quite a task with scaffold boards, rollers made from cast waterpipe and a couple of (big) pinch bars.


Mark Rand30/09/2019 21:42:03
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On behalf of the community:- You suck! laugh

Will Noble01/10/2019 08:27:52
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Posted by Mark Rand on 30/09/2019 21:42:03:

On behalf of the community:- You suck! laugh

Ah, jealousy. It's a terrible thing! cheeky

Just to correct your assertion, there wasn't a lot of 'sucking' going on whilst my brother and I levered the thing in there: but there was a hell of a lot of blowing out of breath and grunting.............wink


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