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James Hendry 101/07/2021 17:36:23
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lathe 2.jpgHello

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

lathe 1.jpg

Brian Wood01/07/2021 18:24:06
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Hello James,

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



Keith Long01/07/2021 18:38:29
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Yep, Drummond M type.

For a LOT of info try the "".

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.


Ady101/07/2021 19:24:34
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Drummond M. Solid as a rock. Loads of people still use them and lots of info about on the net

James Hendry 101/07/2021 21:30:59
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Thanks for info guys , yes Drummond M Type , I have now downloaded plenty reading material

Thanks again


Howard Lewis01/07/2021 21:40:53
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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 Rimmer02/07/2021 06:40:49
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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 Farr02/07/2021 09:57:32
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Hi, I would swap that on / off switch with a NVR start / stop before I use it, if it were mine.

Regards Nick.

Dave Halford02/07/2021 21:05:37
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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 Farr02/07/2021 22:17:24
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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.

Regards Nick.

David George 103/07/2021 22:46:19
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Hi James. have a look on here. there is loads of help and information on there. Join and look in the files section.


Lee Rogers04/07/2021 09:13:58
166 forum posts

Very early Drummond M Type . Belt drive is the give away.

Rob McSweeney05/07/2021 09:05:31
73 forum posts

If you do Facebook , there is also a Drummond?Myford group on there, which is more active than, and much easier to post photos to

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