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   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


As Lot 6 lathes lack other than a 1918 patent date, these 8½" x 36" lathes may well have been introduced in either that year or a little later as, so far, non have been found dated between the start and near the end of WW1 (1914 and 1917).
Heavily built, the Lot 6 lathe was intended for serious work and equipped with a hardened and ground spindle that carried a substantial 17/8" x 8 t.p.i. nose thread.  The lathe was available for bench or stand mounting, of which the latter there were several options including basic legs, heavy box-type pedestals, a single-column plinth with foot-pedal and flywheel drive and yet another, this having two stout, cast-iron plinths and a line of three drawers across the top labelled
Tools, Collets and Tools.
Lot 6 serial numbers ran from just over 100 to well over 7000 with the great majority appearing to have been worn out during WW2. To date (2021), only fifteen have been found - though, remarkably
one has been discovered in as-new condition, its preservation due to its ownership by one family since new and warm, dry storage in one building since 1924..

Lot 6 lathe Serial 272 - probably built in the early 1920s

A very neat but unnecessary conversion to twin V-belt drive ….. unless regular, really heavy work was contemplated

"Dalton Six" simply means the number of spindles speeds, including back gear, and was an inscription carried on many Dalton models

The thread-dial indicator is not original - nor are the socket-headed screws though their use does help to stiffen up the whole assembly in comparison with the plain-slot type used by the maker


Lot 6 Serial 270--if you own this lathe, the writer would be interested to hear from you



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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

Reproduction Dalton Literature is available

Dalton Lot 6 Lathe
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