|James Hendry 1||01/07/2021 17:36:23|
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Looking for some help , can anyone identify this lathe ' obviously very old as it has been 'Foot Powered' in the past . Any ideas of Manufacturer and year of manufacture , any idea if I can get any literature on it. Many Thanks Jim
|Brian Wood||01/07/2021 18:24:06|
|2441 forum posts|
My guess is a Drummond. There are plenty of owners who will give you a better opinion and you will get a lot more information from the Drummond entry on Tony Griffith's superb archive website----www.lathes.co.uk
|Keith Long||01/07/2021 18:38:29|
|865 forum posts|
Yep, Drummond M type.
For a LOT of info try the "firstname.lastname@example.org".
Once you've become a "member" you can access the files and you'll find a load of information about all of the Drummond manufactured lathes. As a "non-member" you should still be able to see the topics under discussion and get a feel for the depth of knowledge, friendliness and helpfulness of the rest of the group.
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|James Hendry 1||01/07/2021 21:30:59|
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Thanks for info guys , yes Drummond M Type , I have now downloaded plenty reading material
|Howard Lewis||01/07/2021 21:40:53|
|5298 forum posts|
Have never owned one, but know that there are folk who do good work on them
(An ex work colleague boughtb one for £10 as "surplus to requirements" from our R & D area. I just wish that i could produce the sort of work that he does with it, dwpite being at least a hundred years old. (Drummond Lathe not colleague )
You have the potential for Years of pleasure and useful work.
|Pete Rimmer||02/07/2021 06:40:49|
|1067 forum posts|
Drummond M as said but whomever had it in that corner didn't use it there. You need good access to the end gears which are fiddly enough to swap about but stuck against the wall like that would be very frustrating.
|Nicholas Farr||02/07/2021 09:57:32|
2984 forum posts
Hi, I would swap that on / off switch with a NVR start / stop before I use it, if it were mine.
|Dave Halford||02/07/2021 21:05:37|
|1723 forum posts|
You can get a simple non latch RCD that fulfills the NVR duty for small motors and still keep the handy on/off switch
|Nicholas Farr||02/07/2021 22:17:24|
2984 forum posts
Hi, Dave, one of those non latch RCD's would suffice in the event of a power cut but apart from the switch and the wiring looking untidy and a potential safety hazard, a proper start / stop e.g. similar to NVR Switch will include an easy to reach and knock off, emergency stop button.
|David George 1||03/07/2021 22:46:19|
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Hi James. have a look on here. https://groups.io/g/drummondlathe there is loads of help and information on there. Join and look in the files section.
|Lee Rogers||04/07/2021 09:13:58|
142 forum posts
Very early Drummond M Type . Belt drive is the give away.
|Rob McSweeney||05/07/2021 09:05:31|
|59 forum posts|
If you do Facebook , there is also a Drummond?Myford group on there, which is more active than groups.io, and much easier to post photos to
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