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Spencer "Front-way" Lathe

SOLD: a very interesting, vintage-era, James Spencer "front-way" lathe 4" x 15" backgeared, screwcutting and in full working order. This example of a Spencer is almost certainly the best equipped and well-set up one ever found with accessories including: what could well be the maker's original overhead fast-and-loose countershaft with instant stop-start control, two 3-jaw chucks, two 4-jaw chucks, faceplate with watch-lathe type clamps, standard radially-slotted faceplate, swivelling T-slotted boring table to go in place of the top slide, two tailstock, one with a capstan-handle drive, tailstock-mounted 6-station indexing capstan head, thread-dial indicator, hand T-rest, several toolposts, tailstock chuck, a set of screwcutting changewheels and a quantity of turning and boring tools. The lathe, owned by one family from the early 1900s, has been retro-fitted with large micrometer dials on the cross and top slides. The bench-mounted assembly is also available if required. "Front-way" refers to the fact that the lathe bed has is carriage ways on the front rather than top face of the casting.  £475 (Cheltenham, Gloucestershire) Details of James Spencer lathes here

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