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Early Dalton Lot 5 Lathe - Unrestored
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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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First produced during 1922, the second most common Dalton, the Lot 5, could be had with either a 30 or 36-inch bed. The lathe (it was an unfortunate, rather ugly-looking design) shared many components with the Lot 4, though with a much-improved specification including independent power longitudinal feed by a separate feed rod that drove, via a key, worm-and-wheel gearing inside the apron (though no small Dalton ever had power cross feed).
Some very early Lot 5 lathes (probably fewer than 100 and as shown below) had components including the leadscrew (a standard 3/4" x 12 t.p.i as used on all Daltons) power-feed rod and bed, though all were smaller and more lightly built and the bed had its feet cast in. This rarer type also incorporated a most useful automatic disengage for the power sliding feed, exactly like the contemporary and competing Flather 7-inch. Three examples have been examined, Serial Numbers 32, 36 and 62: all appear identical and are fitted with a single-piece changewheel guard as used on the Lot 4 machines instead of the two-piece assembly found on the later Lot 5 types..







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Early Dalton Lot 5 Lathe - Unrestored
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