Resident in New Zealand, this robust-looking "CM" lathe looks to have a centre height of around 5 inches and take perhaps 24 inches between centres (the seller listed the "swing at 140 mm giving a centre height of just 70 mm (2.75 inches) which is clearly incorrect). Backgeared and screwcutting with power cross feed (the quadrant lever on the face of the apron being used to the direction), the lathe has a good specification - while the V-belt driven, plain-bearing spindle shows that it must have been produced after 1931. While the badge of the changewheel cover is a professional job, the screwcutting chart has been crudely hand-stamped (though this might of course be a home-made replacement).
Although there may have been some sort of hinge-open cover to shield both the belt run and backgears, there are no tapped holes in the front face of the headstock to hint that the latter might have had the usual sort of cast iron guards. Might anyone know more about this previously-unknown maker? If so, please email the writer.