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Oliver Wood-turning Lathes
England

An Oliver catalogue is available

Larger & Special-purpose Oliver Lathes   Oliver Faceplate Lathe


The Oliver Woodworking Machinery Company were based at 196 Deansgate, Manchester 3, England with what must have been, in pre fax and Internet days, a sought after telegraphic address -  "Unrivalled".
The company manufactured a wide range of woodworking machinery, with the lathe line occupying just a small faction of their extensive catalogue.


Oliver 6-inch centre height by 42-inches-between-centres Model 94 medium-duty lathe. The headstock-end cabinet was constructed from heavy steel pressings and carried the 1 h.p 1500 r.p.m motor with its fully-enclosed v-belt drive (three speeds were provided of 1000, 2000 and 3000 r.p.m) and a bowl-turning rest assembly mounted on a bracket fastened to its front face.
The lathe bed was stepped up in front of the spindle, giving a small extra capacity in the resulting gap. The Model 94 could also be fitted with a rack-driven carriage assembly and compound slide rest (with a cross feed of 4 inches) - giving the machine the capacity to perform very accurate wood turning on patterns, or handle light-duty metal turning.

Oliver 6-inch centre height by 42 inches-between-centres Model 92 - the smallest and simplest of the Company's wood-turning lathes


Oliver No. 31 K.F.C. Pattern Makers' 8-inch centre height by 72 inches between centres wood-turning lathe was fitted with a rack-feed carriage surmounted by a compound slide rest for accurate wood and light-duty metal turning.
This medium-size machine was unusual for a wood lathe in having not only V ways on the bed, but a detachable, 9-inch wide gap section which was able to accommodate material up to 28-inches in diameter. A two-speed, 2hp/4hp motor and 4-step V-belt drive provided a very useful range of eight spindle speeds: 200, 400, 600, 800, 1100, 1450, 1700 and 2400 r.p.m. - all selected by a built-in quick-change mechanism with a spindle brake was fitted as standard.
A separate floor standing bowl-turning rest was provided - as well as a large-diameter faceplate for work held on the outside end of the spindle.

Oliver Model 136 Sliding-bed Wood-turning Lathe - gap fully open.
The lathe was well equipped and properly specified for its intended role as a versatile, heavy-duty machine: the two-speed 3hp/6hp motor drove the headstock spindle both directly and through an intermediate shaft to give a range of 36 speeds spanning 80 to 1630 r.p.m. ; the sliding bed offered the opportunity to accommodate work up to 8 feet long or approximately 32 inches in diameter and a separate, floor-standing toolrest was supplied to allow a reach to any part of work mounted between centres or on a faceplate.

Oliver Model 136 Sliding-bed Wood-turning Lathe - gap fully closed


Larger & Special-purpose Oliver Lathes   Oliver Faceplate Lathe

Oliver Wood-turning Lathes
England


An Oliver catalogue is available

email: tony@lathes.co.uk
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