Unknown lathe

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gootzie
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Unknown lathe

Post by gootzie » Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:24 pm

I acquired an old metal lathe that I hope some one will recognize and know who made it.I can not find anything on it. Thank you for your help.
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John Evans
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Re: Unknown lathe

Post by John Evans » Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:23 pm

Anything on the plate on the QC box ?
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Re: Unknown lathe

Post by spro » Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:50 pm

This lathe appears modified with other lathe parts and custom made units. The QC appears to be newer and the compound slide also. That is also why the apron was built to work with the lead screw, IMO.. It looks sturdy and capable enough to work Although if it is Atlas parts, I would be cautious about those gears pulling a heavier carriage.

gootzie
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Re: Unknown lathe

Post by gootzie » Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:39 pm

The joke is on me being unable to read the small plate that is there. It is at an angle where I can't read it, plus I have astigmatism and can not read if my glasses are off, ie, turning my head. It does have a red outline that makes a cross on it, but unable to read anything, if any printing is there.

If it's a modified lathe, which it quite possibly, it may make it a bit harder to identify to a buyer. The full size of the lathe is probably 6' long. Would anyone have an idea what this might be worth as a resale item? It is part of an estate.

Appreciate the input. Thank you.

John Evans
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Re: Unknown lathe

Post by John Evans » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:41 pm

Depending on what is available in your area $200-700 . And that also is dependent on what if any tooling ie chucks and such come with it.
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Re: Unknown lathe

Post by RMinMN » Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:37 am

gootzie wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:39 pm
The joke is on me being unable to read the small plate that is there. It is at an angle where I can't read it, plus I have astigmatism and can not read if my glasses are off, ie, turning my head. It does have a red outline that makes a cross on it, but unable to read anything, if any printing is there.

If it's a modified lathe, which it quite possibly, it may make it a bit harder to identify to a buyer. The full size of the lathe is probably 6' long. Would anyone have an idea what this might be worth as a resale item? It is part of an estate.

Appreciate the input. Thank you.
If you have a smartphone or tablet, use its camera to take a picture of the plate. You then can expand the picture to make it easier to read.

gootzie
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Re: Unknown lathe

Post by gootzie » Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:00 am

Here is a picture of the only plate on the machine. Furnas made motors for Logan, Atlas, and probably many more.
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gootzie
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Re: Unknown lathe

Post by gootzie » Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:03 am

I plan to include a great deal with the lathe, including pretty much what is along the same wall as the lathe. This includes some machinest chests, all tools, chucks. See attachments below.
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gootzie
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Re: Unknown lathe

Post by gootzie » Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:05 am

I couldn't add these to the post. They would also be included in the package deal.
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John Evans
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Re: Unknown lathe

Post by John Evans » Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:08 am

It's a "Franken" lathe still ain't worth much ,with the extras the high end of what I said. Again depending on your area and maybe a newby you might get a grand. Personally I would not be interested if it was free,sorry harsh but my opinion.
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gootzie
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Re: Unknown lathe

Post by gootzie » Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:16 pm

I appreciate your candor, Mr. Evans. No offense taken.

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Re: Unknown lathe

Post by John Hasler » Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:01 pm

Try to find nameplates on the toolchests.

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