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Dalton 4 Model B-4
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Conventional Dalton Lathes   Early Lot 5 Lathe  Dalton L-T   Lot 6
   Early Lot 2 Dalton   1918 Dalton Type B-4   Unrestored Dalton   
Dalton Nine-by-Four    Dalton Lathe--as new
1920 Dalton Type B-4  Exhibition Standard Restored Dalton Lot 5

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An amazingly original and complete Dalton 4 Model B-4, almost certainly the most popular model sold and so now the most common Dalton lathe to be found on the used market. This 7.25-inch swing by around 24-inches between centres example, which looks to be a 1920 model, has even retained the (originally very expensive) overhead drive countershaft.
With their tall countershafts, these lathes should be bolted to the floor, and extreme care taken when moving them. The enormous mass concentrated at the headstock end makes the lathe very likely to tip over - not forwards or backwards, but to the left. Indeed, so light is the tailstock end that it often possible to lift this with a couple of fingers.

Dalton "Six" Type B-4. Although converted to V-belt drive with a more modern
countershaft this splendid example of a Dalton Six still retains much of its original appearance







email: tony@lathes.co.uk
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Dalton 4 Model B-4
Dalton Home Page
Conventional Dalton Lathes   Early Lot 5 Lathe  Dalton L-T   Lot 6
   Early Lot 2 Dalton   1918 Dalton Type B-4   Unrestored Dalton   
Dalton Nine-by-Four    Dalton Lathe--as new
1920 Dalton Type B-4      Exhibition Standard Restored Dalton Lot 5

Reproduction Dalton Literature is available