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Mystery Lathe fitting

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John Hilton19/07/2020 09:42:27
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I have a couple of lathe fittings, which I think are from a Colchester lathe.

they look as if they attach to the bed somehow, and slide along it.

The tapered shaft is bored but not all the way through - so I guess it is for a handle rather than to lock it in place.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I hope the pics help.

Many thanks



larry phelan 120/07/2020 09:48:00
833 forum posts
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A stop to clamp along the bed ?

Ian Parkin20/07/2020 09:52:58
842 forum posts
205 photos

It looks like the fitting for attaching the arm for the taper turning attachment on a Colchester lathe

not done it yet20/07/2020 09:53:53
5041 forum posts
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Taper or copy turning attachment? A pure guess...

Swarf Maker20/07/2020 11:20:38
100 forum posts
4 photos

It is the bed anchor for the Colchester style taper turning attachment. I don't know if different models of Colchester lathes used a different part but it would appear to be identical to the ones that I have on my Master 2500 lathes.

Stuart Bridger20/07/2020 11:29:14
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Very different to the bracket on my Chipmaster TT attachment, which secures to the back of the bed. But as said above the system may vary between models, so I am not disagreeing.

John Hilton20/07/2020 11:52:20
125 forum posts
28 photos

Thanks all.

Looks like a taper turning anchor as you say. They were probably used in pairs whivh is why I have two of them.

Pity I don't have the rest of it!

here is a pic I found on google that looks very similar.



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