This forum is dedicated to those hobbyists with the 3-in-1 metalworking machines. Mill-Drill-Lathes. Tips, techniques, modification and use of these machines is topical.
Good afternoon, Scott. When you took delivery of your Triplex, did it have a 'saftey' tag (reading something like "Turn off machine after each use) just below the stamped serial No. 1065 ?Scottman wrote: ↑Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:56 pmHello, I have recently purchased one of these fascinating machines (SN 1065). It seems to have been well-respected throughout its working life and is generally in very good shape for an 80 year old machine. It has been several different colours throughout its life but everything seems to work, except that the chain to the counterweight has been disconnected and so raising the head is very difficult. I have started taking things apart to clean it up and repaint, so, at some point I'm sure I will get to the bottom of the counterweight issue. I would love to communicate with other people who have or have had one of these machines.
By the way, it appears that the Triplex was patented so the filed drawings will depict the proper anchorage of the counterweight chain. Congratulations for having acquired a rare and exceedingly well machined tool. I have collected a great deal of research and will mail it to you should you be interested. Robert