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Globe Lathe

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Made in Australia by Globe Products of Port Road, Boden S.A. the 35/8" x 131/2", gap-bed backgeared and screwcutting lathe shared the three main features of many small lathes English made for amateurs: a cantilever-form bed with 60 sides a T-slotted cross slide and simple "split-with-a-clamp bolt" spindle bearings. It also incorporated some characteristics of the Granville CSL2, a lathe made by Freddie Coles in London for sale by the Corbett Company of Sutton-in-Ashfield. The cross-feed screw end bracket is similar and, in addition, the leadscrew clasp-nut handle is rather like that used on the other, larger Granville modeks. However, the Globe is otherwise different with its own  tall, 3-speed, all-V-belt-drive swing-head countershaft with self-aligning bearings (in the manner used on the American Atlas 10-inch); a top slide secured to the cross slide by an inverted cone on its base pulled down by pusher screws; a decently large spindle with a 13/8" x 8 t.p.i. nose thread and a 19/32" bore; a really useful 7-inch long by 4 inches wide T-slotted cross slide with a full 6 inches of travel (courtesy of the extension bracket carrying the end of the feed screw); a good-sized cross-slide micrometer dial graduated to read in increments of 0.001"; a tailstock with self-eject of the centre and intermediate gearing from the carriage handwheel to the carriage rack to give a finer and more easily-controlled manual feed. A set of 13 changewheels appears to have been supplied with the lathe - the usual number for this class of machine - with the bracket carrying them a forked type that made assembling a train so much easier than the previously popular  L-shaped.
Probably made during the early 1950s, examples of the the Globe are seldom found and, if you have one, the writer would be very interested to hear from you.




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Globe Lathe
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