Colchester Lathes.

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armscor 1
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Colchester Lathes.

Post by armscor 1 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:26 pm

Must watch this, very interesting.
https://youtu.be/nQaAKUAzK0w

super7b
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Re: Colchester Lathes.

Post by super7b » Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:54 am

I have a Student, as built in the video, still a brilliantly accurate lathe and a joy to use. 2 speed motor, metric and imperial screwcutting, Burnerd chucks, taper turning attachment. A bargain off eBay for £900 about 12 years ago.

I imagine that the production techniques are identical to those used to make the wonderful pieces of engineering that appear from the Far East.
I also used to have a 15cwt Ford Thames van that the service man drove off on at the end. Max of about 45mph and sucked petrol like it was going out of fashion.
A piece of nostalgia from a age that has passed for ever.

Mr Ron
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Re: Colchester Lathes.

Post by Mr Ron » Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:45 am

armscor 1 wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:26 pm
Must watch this, very interesting.
https://youtu.be/nQaAKUAzK0w
Yes! It was very interesting. They don't make them like that any more. My Sheldon 11" was built during the WWII years and is still a well built machine.
Mr.Ron from South Mississippi

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