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Kenneth Deighton23/01/2020 19:51:47
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A friend has just bought an old Drummond Lathe, it is not a round bed but in its early life it was pedal operated and has now been converted to single phase electric. I am a Myford man so I have to ask the more knowledgeable readers this question , what is the unit that looks like an adjustable clutch that is situated inside the Bull Ring gear in the head stock but does not have an operating lever ?.

If anyone in the Wetherby/York area has one we would appreciate having a look at it .

David George 123/01/2020 20:05:51
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The ring is to disconect the front drive so you can rotate the back gear lever to drive slowly. It disconnects a plunger into the bull gear by rotating a ring with a ramp on. There is a screw with a screw driver slot, on my one to stop the ring rotating on its own as you don't want to connect both at the same time, broken gears or other damage.




Edited By David George 1 on 23/01/2020 20:06:54

Edited By David George 1 on 23/01/2020 20:09:50

Nicholas Farr23/01/2020 20:47:57
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Hi Kenneth, have a read of this Machine manual

Regards Nick.

David George 124/01/2020 21:28:35
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What model is the lathe some pictures would help. I have quite a lot of information about the M type but know very little about other Drummond lathes if you need any help please ask.

David George

Howard Lewis25/01/2020 14:55:09
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Anything on the Lathes UK website that might help?


Kenneth Deighton27/01/2020 19:55:18
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Thankyou gentlemen for your replies to my request , to David George 1, how do I or my friend Keith make direct contact with you to get more info ? I have Keith's email address if we are allowed to publish it here.

Thanks. Ken .

not done it yet27/01/2020 22:22:36
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I have Keith's email address if we are allowed to publish it here.

‘Email addys are best kept to PM’s’, would be advisable. Keeps their addy out of the public domain (these threads are visible to anyone and everyone on the internet).

David George 128/01/2020 08:19:48
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Kenneth I have sent you a message with email address. Look at top of page here when you are logged in for inbox.


Adam02/02/2020 19:38:42
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I used to have an m series Drummond. In the photo that is for the back gear. You should also have a little lever to activate a cam which engages the backing gears.

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