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old mart27/01/2020 20:41:33
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I chanced upon this listing on ebay, and thought it looked a lot like a Smart & Brown cross slide, maybe Sable, M or L. Anyone know for sure?**LINK**

Stueeee27/01/2020 21:46:36
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Definitely has an S & B look about it. From the underside with what looks like an attachment for a bed clamp, it  would likely suit a Model L, although it's different in detail from the cross slide on my 1977 Model L.

Edited By Stueeee on 27/01/2020 21:47:33

old mart27/01/2020 22:27:45
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The bit on the underside was confusing to me as I would have expected it to fit on the saddle directly. Would a bed clamp allow the cross slide to be used as a parting off fixture with the saddle out of the way?

I was interested initially, as the cross slide on the museum's Model A is cracked, but looking closer, the one on ebay is much shorter and doesn't have the taper turning attachment holes.

Edited By old mart on 27/01/2020 22:31:15

Pete Rimmer29/01/2020 20:15:05
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Looks like a saddle for an Excel bench lathe.

old mart29/01/2020 20:24:55
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I looked at Model L photos on the Lathes UK website, and most of the detail parts are identical to the ebay one. I sent the seller a message advising them to revise the listing to probably from the model L. The model L I looked at did not have a saddle.

Steve King 529/01/2020 20:44:28
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I would say two of the cross slides this seller is selling our from a smart and brown lathe I have just popped into the garage to have a look at my smart and brown model a cross slide and they are extremely similar the font on the dial is the same

old mart29/01/2020 21:00:48
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I remembered a picture of our Model A cross slide casting in my album.


Steve King 529/01/2020 21:05:37
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Do not ask my why but for some reason my model a has had the taper attachment lug cut off mine.

old mart29/01/2020 21:26:31
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The outer bushed hole is for external tapers and the inner is for internal. If your model A hasn't got the rest of the taper attachment, it hardly matters if it is cut off.

Steve King 529/01/2020 21:44:07
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No iv not got taper attachment so your correct it make no difference but it does gind on me that some took a hack saw to my old girl lol.

Stueeee30/01/2020 15:50:37
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This top slide from the same seller looks like it goes with the probably model L cross slide he also has. it's up as Myford ML7 **LINK**

Plasma30/01/2020 18:55:41
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I have a model L surplus to requirements, it has cross slide, part off slide tail stock and capstan unit.

No motor but would suit an inverter drive.

If anyone is interested drop me a pm.


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