For Sale: two genuine Dickson Quick Change Tool-posts and holders marked as made by Crawford Collets. The overall condition appears to be New Old Stock - as there is no wear on either the tool-posts or the holders with the latter appearing t have had a preservative film on them from new. As they have been sitting for some time, they do have some discoloration and spotting Both have recess mounting-bolt holes with caps to keep the chips out.SOLD machines continued here
height of the main block is 95 mm and hence appears to be a Type S3. Complete with three standard holders (with a tool opening of 35 mm) and two Morse taper 3 holders. US$400
Height of the main block is 110 mm and hence appears to be a Type S3-HX. Complete with three standard tool holders (one is missing the height adjuster) with a tool opening of 35 mm and two No. Morse taper 3 holders
USD$350 Based in the USA, I'm happy to ship world-wide with the buyer paying carriage. Pictures of the Dickson toolholders for sale here and details of Dickson toolholder, sizes and types here Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details
SOLD: Colchester Triumph 2000 lathe 7.5" x 30" mounted on the maker's stand with a full-length splashback and slide-out chip tray. Induction hardened and ground-finished bed with a detachable gap that allows work up to 23-inches (580 mm) to be swung. The spindle has D1-6" hardened spindle nose and runs in super-precision Gamet bearings. 16 spindle speeds from 25 to 2000 r.p.m. A very wide-range screwcutting and feeds gearbox is fitted able to generate 39 metric pitches from 0.2 mm to 14 mm, 45 Whitworth from 2 to 72 t.p.i., 10 Mod from 0.3 to 3.5 mm and 21 Diametral from 8 to 44 DP. Well equipped with a digital readout system, 3-jaw chuck, fixed steady, travelling steady, 4-way toolpost, precision keyless tailstock chuck, tailstock rotating centre, a boxed set of boring bars, indexible turning tools, Morse centres and centre adapters, magnetic base with test-dial indicator, indicator setting set, chuck guard, carriage stop, LowVo light unit, the correct lifting eye and clamp plate and a copy of the maker's Instruction and Parts Manual. £2750 Pictures of the Colchester Triumph 2000 lathe for sale here and full details of Colchester Triumph 2000 lathes here
For Sale: an unused - and complete in its maker's box - Brazing and Welding Set exactly like the one currently on Amazon at £112 but offered for £70 including post. I also have an unused Hilka Pro-craft soldering kit for £15.
Phone: 01233-812511 (Ashford, Kent).
Wanted: Universal vertical head for a Kearney & Trecker 2CE milling machine. Some basic dimensions: distance across the two bars at the top 67/8"; diameter of both overarm supports is 27/8" and 9 inches across the dovetail at the front. Preferably with the drive gear, but anything considered, any location, even overseas. Phone: 077-67008644 (from overseas ++ 4477-67008644)
For Sale: Myford Super 7B lathe 3.5" x 19" backgeared and fitted with a screwcutting and feeds gearbox. Mounted on the maker's cabinet stand with chip tray and levelling blocks. Well equipped with: internally-threaed Burnerd 3-jaw chuck, the correct half-depth body 6-inch independent 4-jaw chuck, fixed steady, travelling steady, Dickson quick-set toolpost with four tool holders, the maker's proper rear toolpost, thread-dial indicator, rotating tailstock centre, tailstock chuck, large faceplate, small faceplate and a good set of turning tools. Single-phase motor and a Dewhurst reversing switch. In full working order and ready to use. £1950 Phone: 01474-823891 or 07973-426364 (North Kent) Pictures of the Myford Super 7B for sale here and details of Myford Super 7 lathes here.
For Sale: Warco vertical turret milling machine Model KF-VO-2AF. A highly versatile yet compact miller with an R8 (Bridgeport fitting) vertical head that can be swivelled and moved in and out. Quill travel, by both a fine-feed handwheel and a quick-action lever for drilling, is 80 mm. Importantly, the quill, travel is along the axis of any tilt used, meaning the cutter can go into a job at an angle without the need for a tilting vice.
Table 760 mm x 180 mm with power-feed longitudinal travel of 400 mm, in traverse (manually) of 195 mm and vertically 300 mm. Power comes from a separate 1-phase to 3-phase converter to the standard-fit speed-change gearbox; useful, automatic travel knock-off stops are fitted, as are large and clear zeroing micrometer dials.
The head has infinitely variable-speed drive from a 1-phase to 3-phase inverter plus the standard range of fixed belt-change speeds from speeds 160 to 2640 r.p.m. - though with the inverter speeds can be set much or much faster than normal.
Accessories include metric & imperial R8 collets, two boring heads, a 13 mm drill chuck, 13 mm keyless drill chuck, R8 to small Clarkson collet chuck, R8 to large Clarkson collet chuck 22 mm diameter stub arbor complete with spacers and R8 to 3 Morse adaptor, R8 to 1 Morse adaptors and a light unit. In fine working order. £2300. Phone: 01474-823891 or 07973-426364 (North Kent) Pictures of the Warco turret milling machine for sale here. This Warco miller is identical to that sold by Myford as their VM-F details of that machine can be found here
For sale: Machine Shop Equipment
Digital Readout - as new. 2-axis for fitting to a milling machine or similar. £350
Capstan unit 2-Morse taper tailstock mounting - fits any lathe with a No. 2 Morse taper tailstock, or a No.3 sleeved down £145
Komtas Model MVS125, precision-ground machine toolroom machine vice. 125 mm wide with a maximum opening of 130 mm £199
Astra universal dividing head & tail stock. 4-inch centre height with a 4-inch 3-jaw chuck £225
Hofmann 200mm dia rotary table with a 5-inch 3-jaw chuck £225
Box Table 4" x 5" (Inclinable). Table height to horizontal 4.125", inclines from horizontal to 45 degrees. £195
Pictures of the machine shop equipment for sale here
For more details, please phone: Phone: 01474-823891 or 07973-426364 (North Kent)
SOLD: South Bend Heavy 10 backgeared and screwcutting lathe. 5-inch centre height with a screwcutting gearbox, power cross feed and a very useful 1.375-inch spindle bore. A heavily-built yet compact lathe on the maker's heavy underdrive stand with chip tray. In good working order with a C5 collet set, 3-jaw chuck and a 4-way toolpost. Imperial graduations on the micrometer dials. Single-phase motor with a Dewhurst reversing switch. Pictures of the South Bend Heavy 10 lathe for sale here and details of South Bend Heavy 10 lathes here
SOLD: Flexispeed Mk.2 Miniature Horizontal Milling Machine. Little used, in good condition and ideal for small jobs and model and experimental engineering, etc. Included are 15 cutters and slitting saws unused since sharpening. Single-phase motor. £375 Phone: 07538- 720115 (Bristol) or email email@example.com Pictures of the Flexispeed miller for sale here and details of Flexispeed millers here
For Sale: Taylor-Hobson Talyrond 252 precision circularity measuring machine. This industry-standard unit is complete on the maker's stand and in full working order. Last calibrated November, 2017 £350 Phone: 01892-740572 Pictures of the Taylor-Hobson Talyrond for sale here and some details of Taylor Hobson products and some company history here
For Sale: Swiss-made, high precision tool setter by Ernest Bodmer. In full working order with a DRO and the maker's instruction manual. Pictures of the Bodner tool setter here. £350 Phone: 01892-740572
For Sale: Myford Grinding Spindle Cartridge. Unused. £350 Pictures of the units for sale here Phone: 01892-740572
For Sale: South Bend Model B Lathe 4.5" centre height by 24" between centres. Backgeared, screwcutting and with power sliding and surfacing feeds. In excellent, original condition and well equipped with: two 3-jaw chucks, 6-inch half-depth body independent 4-jaw chuck, 5-inch independent 4-jaw chuck, a genuine South Bend milling slide, fixed steady, thread-dial indicator, two 4-way toolposts, screwcutting changewheels, faceplate, catchplate, spare chuck backplate, tailstock rotating centre, tailstock chuck, a self-reversing tapping attachment, collet draw tube and spindle nose piece adapter, two larger feed-screw micrometer dials, a spare top slide, a good quantity of tooling including the height-adjustable Myford boat-type, Morse centres and Morse adapters and the proper South Bend countershaft that gives 12 spindle speeds. Single-phase motor and Dewhurst reversing switch, The Model B South Bend has the power-feed apron that, in addition to providing power cross feed, also gives a much finer rate of sliding feed and allows the leadscrew clasp nuts and leadscrew to be used only when screwcutting, so saving wear on these components. The lathe has been dismantled into large components but is only a 30-minute job to assemble. £650 Phone: 01672-563677 (Wilts) Pictures of the South Bend Model B lathe for sale here and full details of South Bend "9-inch" lathes here.
Also available: a toolmaker's chest in fine condition. £95
For sale: Viceroy Scynchro 280 lathe mounted on the late-type cabinet stand with three storage drawers, a cupboard and a full-length splashback . Backgeared and fitted with a full screwcutting and feeds gearbox and sliding and surfacing feeds driven from a separate powershaft. Recently retro-fitted with a high-quality 1-phase to 3-phase infinitely-variable speed inverter by ABB that gives speeds, with backgear from around 12 to 2000 r.p.m. This model of Viceroy has an excellent specification that includes a 5-inch centre height and 24 inches between centres, a very useful 26 mm clear-though spindle bore, No. 4 Morse taper in the spindle, a D1-3" safety spindle nose, a robust No.3 Morse taper tailstock and fitted with the optional dual inch/metric micrometer feed dials. Equipment includes a 5-inch 3-jaw chuck, Dickson quick-change toolpost, travelling steady, two tailstock chucks, tailstock rotating centre, tailstock die holder, thread-dial indicator, a set of extra changewheels to extend the threading range of the gearbox, the maker's operation manual and the manual for the inverter-drive unit. An ex-school machine the lathe is low-hours and in full working order ready to use. £1750 Phone: 07986-772793 or 01706-342123 (Rochdale) Pictures of the Viceroy Scynchro 280 lathe for sale here and details of Viceroy Synchro lathes here
For Sale: Lorch LLV high-precision plain-turning bench lathe. 65 mm centre height by 225 mm between centres. Complete with the maker's screw-feed compound slide-rest assembly and countershaft unit together with a good set of collets with their drawbar, a backplate-mounted 3-jaw chuck, tailstock rotating centre, a spare chuck backplate-cum-catchplate, tailstock chuck and a single-phase motor. The lathe could do with a new drive belt. £2250 Phone: 07783-229209 (Tonbridge, Kent). Pictures of the Lorch LLV for sale here and details of Lorch LLV lathes here
WANTED: Aciera F5 milling machine (like this). Anything considered, any location. Also sought, accessories and parts for any model of Aciera miller Please phone: 01732-779016
For Sale: Smart and Brown precision toolroom lathe Type 1024 5" centre height by 24 inches between centres - Serial Number 10536. Equipment includes: dual inch-metric feed-screw micrometer dials, two - jaw chucks, two 4-jaw (but not all have the cam-lock pins - but these are available, new), faceplate, extra changewheels to extend the gearbox threading range, chuck guard, the majority of a taper turning attachment, two editions of the original maker's Operation and Maintenance Manual and a Spare Parts Manual. This is a beautifully-made and robust lathe which, having had very little use, is in good, clean condition. It was supplied new to a military base at Culmhead - the original receipt is preserved. Late located at the Taunton Model Engineers site near West Buckland, Somerset, close to junction 26 of the M5 and is being sold for club funds. It can be viewed by appointment, and we can give assistance for loading (the lathe weighs 1.2 tons) and possibly arrange transport within a reasonable area. A single-speed 3-phase motor is fitted, but the original 3-speed motor with disc brake is included in the sale - this motor appears functional but has not been fully tested. £1500. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 07711- 229071 Pictures of the Smart & Brown 1024 toolroom lathe for sale here and details of Smart & Brown 1024 toolroom lathes here
For Sale: Tom Senior M1 horizontal and vertical milling machine in lovely condition, full working order and complete with a vertical head and all fittings to convert to horizontal configuration. The 31" x 61/2" table has three rates of power feed with adjustable auto knock-off stops. 12 spindle speeds, including a slow-speed backgear system gear for very high-torque cuts with slab milling cutters. 240-volt single phase motor (a 3-phase motor is also included to allow a conversion to inverter-driven variable-speed drive). Has no wear or tool marks on table A Dore Westbury auto-indexing boring head is also included. £1450 Phone: 01405-763137 (Goole) Pictures of the Tom Senior M1 milling machine for sale here and details of Tom Senior M1 millers here
Excel bench top die filing machine. In full working order and fitted with a 1-phase motor. 12 inches (300 mm square) the table can be tilted + or - 10 degrees. Also included are a work hold-down finger, back roller file support and a piercing/fret sawing attachment. Weight approximately 40 kg. Collection only £190 Phone: 07714-609517 (Ongar) Pictures of the Excel die filing machine for sale here
For Sale: Pratt precision steel-bodied 9-inch diameter 3-jaw chuck in good order. Fitted with new numbered soft jaws (un-machined) and a new chuck key. Register at rear is 5 5/8" and the central aperture is a shade over 2.5 inches. £110 + post. Pictures of the Pratt 3-jaw chuck for sale here. WANTED: 3-jaw chuck to fit a Mk. 3 Churchill Cub .Phone: 07708-062950
For Sale: a 15,000 r.p.m. high-speed grinding head to fit the EXE Surface Grinder This genuine maker's accessory head can be used with tiny grinding wheels enabling the grinding of awkward slots and recesses. £575. Also possibly available, various new table feed screws and other parts. Phone: 07784-332583 Details of the EXE surface grinder with pictures of the high-speed head can be found here
For Sale: Warco 4.5-inch capacity horizontal-cum-vertical universal bandsaw on the maker's stand. This model has its main frame in cast iron. Very little used, in perfect working order and 0.75 h.p. single phase motor. £175. Current list price £317 Pictures of the Warco Universal Bandsaw for sale here Phone: 01954-212832 (Cambridgeshire)
For Sale: an antique Lorch precision bench lathe approximately 4" x 15" manufactured circa 1890 to 1914 (the lathe is about 38 inches long). Complete with the maker's countershaft drive unit, a compound screw-feed slide rest assembly, 4-inch 3-jaw chuck, a second screw-on 3-jaw chuck of the precision ring-scroll type and a collet-mounted 3-jaw chuck, a set of standard collets, four cone collets, collet-mounted centres, hand T-rest with miniature saw-bench attachment, four Jacobs-type chucks, a drill grinding fixture, single-phase motor (and a spare untested motor) and turning tools, etc. In need of some cosmetic refurbishment but complete and, as a very high-quality machine, ideal for restoration. £395 or sensible offer. Phone: 07827-339748 Pictures of the Lorch precision lathe for sale here and details of Lorch lathes here
SOLD: George Thomas Dividing Head Set. An ideal set of parts for model, experimental, or motorcycle and car engineering. Consists of the following items: dividing head with tailstock and raising blocks; one dividing head on its own; George Thomas non-geared rotary table; 4-inch TOS 3-jaw chuck, "Model Engineer" dividing head; ER collet spindles for the dividing heads and various adapters, all in wooden box. £350 Pictures of the George Thomas Dividing Head Set for sale here
WANTED: Vertical head for a Harrison Horizontal miller - or would consider a complete machine with a vertical head. This make and model of miller can be seen here Please phone: 01707-879889 or mobile 07768-997520
For Sale: a lovely vintage Stedall "Precision Bench" lathe. This is the "sliding headstock type with the ability to cut short, but very high precision threads. The lathe is complete, mounted on the maker's original under-drive stand with a single-phase motor, the correct wooden top and a storage drawer. In full working order, the lathe comes with a number of useful accessories including a screw-feed compound slide rest assembly, 3-jaw chuck with several sets of jaws including soft one, a 6-inch 4-jaw independent chuck of the correct half-depth body type, a T-rest attachment for mounting on the bed, several master threads and a follower, fixed steady, drill chucks and a number of other assorted items. £295 Phone: 07768-714445 (West Sussex) Pictures of the Stedall lathe for sale here and details of Stedall lathes and their background here
Wanted to help solve a simple problem--contact with a current user of a Triumph 2000 lathe. Please phone Ken on: 07771-348801 or email email@example.com
Wanted: Capstan unit and cut-off slide to fit a Pultra lathe - anything considered - or would even consider a lathe complete with such equipment. Also sought, a good Hardinge HLV-H lathe and tooling suitable for the Pultra capstan head such as Coventry die heads, tool holders, roller boxes, etc. Please phone: 07976-733908
Wanted to buy: the Holbrook lathe Model B with an overhead drive that used to belong to Gerald Penn of Saffron Walden. I am Gerald's grandson and would like to buy the machine back into the family. Any information most welcome. Please phone: 0779-4609316 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wanted for a Schaublin 70 lathe: collets of all types, imperial or metric, wire, cone and fir-tree. Also sought, turning tool holders for a capstan head and absolutely anything else at all. Please phone (from Europe): 001-239-641-922 or USA 239-641-9255 or email: email@example.com
Centec Milling Machine feed screws and nuts: I'm the owner of the green Centec 2b milling machine (shown on this page) that I spent a good part of a year reconditioning. As no feedscrews or nuts were available in England, I took the parts to a German machine shop in my home town of Solingen - a shop that works with the Wilkinson factory in town (yes, it's a German company!) and which maintains a lot of old British (imperial) machines. The owner made new feedscrews in stainless steel and cut both X and Y phosphor-bronze nuts (including the much sought-after half-nut) from solid stock - like this. The man is really easy to deal with - but he doesn't speak English and he isn't cheap either, but because he has a real enthusiasm for these old machines I get these things at about half the price most other shops in Solingen offered. If anyone is interested in getting replacements for these parts, please get in touch with him as follows:
Telephone number: 0049-212-2308811 (mobile +49-172-2069383).
Because he doesn't speak English - and if you don't speak German - you can call me on 0049-212-818305 or 0049-176-724 83304 or hugh_allen on Skype and I'd be happy to help you discuss the matter. You'd have to send over the parts - because as no two surviving Centecs seem to be exactly the same - to be sure that you get back exactly what you need.
SOLD: Myford Super 7B 3.5" x 19" with screwcutting gearbox, power cross feed and mounted a Myford stand with a deep chip tray and levelling blocks. Machine Serial No: SK143495. Well equipped with: 3-jaw Pratt-Burnerd chuck, 4-jaw chuck, 9-inch and 7-inch diameter faceplates, a spare chuck backplate and a catchplate. Jacobs No. 34 drill chuck 2MT 1-13 mm, Jacobs No. 32 drill chuck 2MT 0-3/8", Jacobs No. 31B drill chuck 2MT 0-10 mm, all with chuck keys. Live centre, hard and soft centres, thread-dial indicator, 4-way toolpost plus the standard single-tool clamp, die holders plus a range of metric & imperial dies, tap wrenches plus a range of metric and imperial taps, fly cutters, a lathe carrier, set of Imperial Allen keys plus various boring bars, carbide and HSS turning tools, a set of centre drills, Jones & Shipman knurling tool, oil guns and lubricant. A range of slot drills, milling cutters and reamers and the Myford ML7 Lathe Manual by Ian Bradley. A spare motor is also available plus a range of other items including steel, aluminium and brass rod and engineering thermoplastic rod of various types and diameters. Single-phase electrics. £2000.
Pictures of the Myford Super 7B lathe for sale here and details of Myford Super 7 lathes here
SOLD: Elliott 10M shaper in excellent, little-used condition: 10-inch stroke with 4 ram speeds. Is fitted with a clutch-engaged drive and power cross feed to the box table - the latter able to be rotated. A robust, swivel-base machine vice is included. 3-phase electrics so idea for conversion to inverter-driven variable-speed drive. £550 Pictures of the Elliott 10M shaper for sale here and Details of Elliott 10M shaping machines here
SOLD: Schaublin Model 70 precision miniature lathe. In fine original condition and complete with the maker's countershaft drive system and integral "overhead" system for driving toolpost-mounted high-speed milling and grinding spindles. Included with the lathe are a screw-feed compound slide-rest assembly; three Swiss-made 3-jaw chucks for spindle mounting - two 3-jaw with one a ring-scroll type the other key operated and one 6-jaw chuck; two tailstocks, one lever action and the other with micrometer dial and two spindles standard and the other with a Morse taper socket; a large set of collets and collet drawer bar; Centring microscope (Part No. 70-89-500) and bed-mounted adjustable microscope holder (Part No. 70-89.050); fixed steady; grinding carriage (Schaublin Part No. 7-51) fitted with a screw-feed slide; a ball-turning tool slide; a high-speed grinding and miller-cutter head; hand T-rest; large faceplate with radial slots and tapped holes; two tailstock precision keyless rotating centres; saw-holding arbor; oil gun and two of the maker's standard toolposts (the superb Tripan holder shown is not included - but will be available at extra cost when I've finished one or two clock jobs). 3-phase motor so ideal for conversion to inverter-driven, variable-speed drive. £1950 Pictures of the Schaublin 70 for sale here and details of Schaublin 70 lathes here
SOLD: Centec 2A Universal, vertical and horizontal milling machine. This is the model with complete horizontal equipment - overarm, drop bracket and cutter-holding arbor - the Mk.3 vertical head with both fine-feed by handwheel and rapid drilling feeds by a handle and the proper "Universal" swivel table. Little used from new with an unmarked 16" x 4.25" table with vertical and horizontal adjustable table stops, a good machine vice, Clarkson AutoLock chuck and a set of collets, a spare table feed-screw nut and the very useful 4-inch raiser block to lift the vertical head and allow much deeper work to be machined. Single-phase 0.5 h.p. motor with a push-button starter that gives speeds from 85 to 1400 r.p.m. £975 Pictures of the Centec milling machine for sale here and details of Centec milling machines here.
SOLD: Colchester Bantam 800 lathe. 5.75" inch centre height and 23 inches between centres. Mounted on the maker's cabinet stand with storage drawer, chuck guard and coolant unit. Complete with: the hard-to-find fixed steady, travelling steady, Dickson quick-set toolpost and three toolholders, 5-inch 3-jaw chuck with both sets of jaws, tailstock drill chuck, faceplate, carriage stop, a set of metric transposing gears, micrometer dial on the tailstock feedscrew, cutting tools, Morse taper centres and an emergency foot brake. The Bantam is in it's original maker's finish, unused for some time and with no backlash in the feed screws. 3-phase so ideal for conversion to variable-speed inverter drive from a 1-phase supply. There is a fork-lift truck available to help with loading. £1275 Pictures of the Colchester Bantam for sale here and details of Colchester Bantam lathes here
SOLD: Naerok Drilling Machine with a compound table and a No. 2 Morse taper spindle. In excellent, little-used condition, this is the heaviest of the older Naerok drills and fitted with a swivelling and tilting round table, a second machine vice, a collection of drill bits and a single-phase motor. £150 Pictures of the Naerok Mill-Drill for sale here
WANTED -SUCCESS: Meyer and Burger/Astoba UW1. K Model preferred with the shorter bed, but all considered. Must be in good, sound and useable condition and have enough basic accessories to be able to turn, mill and drill etc. Details of Meyer and Berger/Astoba machines here
SOLD: Boley & Leinen "Reform" 8 mm watchmakers lathe in its original maker's fitted (52 x 38 x 14 cm) case including the key. Very well equipped, the lathe comes with: compound screw-feed slide rest with toolholder, headstock, two tailstocks, hand T-rest with two Ts, vertical slide with high-speed milling/grinding spindle including the correct collet draw bar, large dividing plate with divisions 360-204-100-92-90-88-84-80-78-76-74-72-70-68-64-60-58-56-54-50-48, full sets of ring and step chucks (each five) and wire collets 3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 (2x)-12-14-15-16-20-22-24-25-26-28-29-30-32-34-35-36-40-42-44-46-48-50-52-54 and 70, wax chucks, 12 flat sinkers, 12 male and female inserts, a full set of 24 (!) rose cutters, single and double file roller rests, universal runner with, amongst others, two drums for polishing pivots including the finest, different arbors to take up wheels, drive plate, cutters, etc. Also included is the original motor, the drive countershaft and the "overhead" drive for running the milling spindle - and all other pieces in the pictures. Can be shipped world-wide. Note: the motor unit is very heavy and will be shipped separately from the lathe and its box. Price: £2600GBP For more details please email: Pictures of the Boley & Leinen Reform lathe for sale here and details of these lathes here
SOLD: a new, never-used Myford Super 7B lathe 3.5" x 19" with a screwcutting gearbox and power cross feed. Mounted on the maker's cabinet stand with levelling blocks and a deep chip tray the lathe is complete with a vast array of new, unused Myford and other accessories including: taper turning attachment, dividing attachment with two plates and the raiser block; swivelling milling slide, plain milling slide, machine vice to fit the milling slides, a set of Myford direct-spindle-fitting inch and metric collets complete with loading tool and nosepiece, Burnerd internally-thread 3-jaw chuck, the correct half-depth body 6-inch Burnerd independent 4-jaw chuck, fixed steady, travelling steady, indexing 4-way toolpost, rear toolpost, metric conversion changewheel set, micrometer boring head, rotary table with a Myford thread chuck mount, hand T-rest for bed mounting, handle assembly to turn the lathe spindle by hand, faceplate, catchplate, spare chuck backplate, Morse taper centres, centre adapter, indexible tipped turning tools, a set of twelve genuine Myford turning tools, thread-dial indictor, 12-tooth fine-feed gear for the changewheel drive, four bottles of the special Myford oils, a dust cover and a 1-phase 3/4 h.p. Brook Crompton motor and a Dewhurst reversing switch. Offers invited. Pictures of the new Myford Super 7B for sale here and details of Myford Super 7 lathes here
SOLD: An exceptional Lilian Model 3-VH all-metric, Bridgeport-type, ram-head milling machine which has been in my home workshop for 18 years. Built in 1999, the miller was first owned by a medical research company from whom I purchased it when they closed. Since then, as I spend long periods overseas, the miller has had only occasional and light use and I am now selling all my larger machines prior to moving house. Built by Lilian Industrial (www.Lilian.com.tw) the 3-VH is in current production, of the Bridgeport pattern and, at 1250 kg, more heavily constructed. With a powerful 3 h.p., 3-phase motor (more than a Bridgeport could safely handle) it has wonderful metal-removing ability with the vari-speed drive giving speeds from 120 to 4200 r.p.m. The 50" x 10" table bears not a single tool mark, has a maximum loading of 600 Kgs and power feed on both the X and Y axis (an absolute boon to people such as myself with 'dodgy' backs!) The head 'nods' +/- 45 degrees and rotates effectively through 180 degrees each side from central. Included is a coolant system, work light and DROs fitted to the quill and both table travels (the latter being a high-quality Mitutoyo DRO). The machine is accurate, quiet in operation and comes with original manuals, test report and wiring diagrams. The machine is currently run from a rotary converter which can be made available at additional cost if needed. Access for machine removal is good. I would be pleased to consider a part exchange against a really good small vertical or universal mill such as a Senior Mi with 'E' head. Pictures of the Lilian 3-VH milling machine for sale here.
SOLD: a fine Deckel Universal Precision Milling machine both vertical and horizontal capacity. Fitted with the essential tilt, swivel and inclinable universal table. Complete with a vertical head and all the horizontal equipment: overarm, drop bracket, cutter-holding arbor and the blanking plate for the overarm. Includes a set of pick-off gears to change the table feed rates, an Autolock-type cutter holder, a micrometer boring head and a selection of end mills and side and face cutters. Cap-start-cap-run 1-phase motor with push-button No-volt release safety starter and an isolator switch. £1550 Pictures of the Deckel FP1 for sale here and the story of Deckel FP1 milling machines here
SOLD: Myford ML7 lathe 3.5" x 20" gap-bed, backgeared and screwcutting. In excellent, clean, carefully-used condition, fitted with a single-phase motor, chip tray and complete with: a complete set of change gears, internally-threaded Burnerd three-jaw chuck, the correct 6-inch half-depth body four-jaw independent chuck, graduated handle to leadscrew end, fixed steady, travelling steady, thread-dial indicator, Jacobs tailstock chuck, late-type engraved micrometer dials, boxes of cutting and boring tools, sets of drills, indexible and tool bits, knurling tools, faceplate, catchplate, spare chuck backplate, Morse centres and Morse taper adapters. Every thing need to make an immediate start. £850
In addition, and open to offers, are numerous measuring and inspections items - micrometers, vernier callipers, a beautiful surface plate with boxed sets of scribing blocks, test-dial indicators, tap and die sets. Many of the items can be seen here
Pictures of the Myford ML7 lathe for sale here and details of Myford ML7 lathes here
SOLD: IXL lathe backgeared and screwcutting with a 5.5-inch centre height and around 20 inches between centres and fitted with a T-slotted cross slide to take a milling slide. Stored unused in a dehumidified garage, unused for the last 29 years. Well equipped with a range of useful accessories all stored in a custom-made box and consisting of: the correct milling slide, 3-jaw chuck, 4-jaw chuck, 8-inch and 5-inch faceplates, 4-way toolpost, tailstock revolving centre, large and small angle plates, machine vice to fit the top slide, hand T-rest assembly with two lengths of T, Morse centres and a complete set of screwcutting changewheels including a 127t gear for metric pitches. There is also a selection of C-spanners to adjust the headstock bearing and various pulleys for flat-belt drive. Mounted on a good home-made stand with a single-phase 0.75 h.p. motor and countershaft. In full working order and ready to use £375.
Also available (shown at the bottom of the page) a flywheel to fit a Round Bed Drummond treadle stand. £45 Pictures of the IXL lathe for sale here and details of IXL lathes here
SOLD: Alpine Mill/Drill. A nice compact machine ideal for vertical milling and accurate co-ordinate drill. This is the best of its type with a bevel gearbox at the base of the column that allows the head to be elevated without losing alignment. The quill has both rapid downfeed and a fine fed through worm-and-wheel gearing. Spindle speeds range from 110 to 1750 r.p.m. Comes apart easily for transport. In use at present and can be seen working on my single-phase supply. Only selling to make room for a larger miller and a bargain at £450 for a quick sale. Pictures of the Alpine Mill/Drill for sale here and details of a a virtually identical model here.
SOLD: Myford 254S lathe 4.75" x 21" in superb condition and equipped with a wide range of desirable accessories including a DRO system on the tailstock. The lathe was bought direct from Myford in 2011 after a full factory refurbishment and, since then, has had only very careful use by a one model engineer. Mounted on the maker's stand with chip tray, a full-length splashback and shelf and drawer storage, the lathe has a full screwcutting and feeds gearbox, power cross feed, a fully enclosed leadscrew and special, very large micrometer dials on the feed screws and a T-slotted cross slide. The bed is induction hardened and, in the headstock, the low-speed backgears are hardened and "Reishauer" ground - the ten spindle speeds spanning 53 to 2000 r.p.m. Accessories include: fixed steady, travelling steady, 3-jaw chuck, 4-jaw chuck, quick-change Bison toolpost with ten toolholders, vertical milling slide with machine vice, micrometer-adjustable boring head, tailstock-mounted turret toolholder for small production jobs, 10-inch faceplate with special clamps, a very useful G. Thomas retracting screw-cutting tool on a quick-change tool holder, rear toolpost, an ER16 collet chuck mandrel mount, chuck "backstop" attachment, handle to turn the headstock spindle by hand for delicate jobs, chuck guard, carriage stop on the bed, precision keyless tailstock chuck, a proper clamp-type knurling tool that fits into the quick-set tool post, rotating tailstock and ordinary Morse centres, halogen light unit, all the chuck keys, etc. and fitted with a handy lever-lock on the carriage. This lathe is a later version and fitted with the full 1-phase electrical package that includes a No-volt release safety starter with thermal overload protection, emergency stop button and a transformer to give 12 volts for the light unit and safety switches on the chuck guard and changewheel cover. £2850 Pictures of the Myford 254S for sale here and details of Myford 254 lathes here
SOLD: Myford Super 7B long-bed lathe 3.5" x 30" gap-bed, backgeared and fitted with a screwcutting gearbox, power cross feed and a single-phase coolant unit. Running from a variable-speed 3-phase motor controlled from a 1-phase to 3-phase inverter. The original 1-phase motor is also included. The normal speed range is 27 to 2150 r.p.m. but with the inverter speeds from 10 to around 3000 r.p.m. are possible. Burnerd 4-inch 3-jaw chuck with both sets of jaws, the correct half-depth body 6-inch Burnerd independent 4-jaw chuck, fixed steady, catchplate, Dixon quick-set toolpost, tailstock chuck, thread-dial indicator, graduated handle to leadscrew end and a spare leadscrew and graduated handle. £1950 Pictures of the Myford Super 7B long-bed lathe for sale here and Details of Myford Super 7 lathes here
SOLD: Drummond B-Type flat-bed, 3.5" x 15" gap-bed, backgeared, screwcutting and with auto-disengage to the carriage drive; serial No. 11-77 built 1912-1921. In perfect working order - and only two owners from new. The first owner was a development engineer-cum-toolmaker and had the lathe from new until his death in 1968. A number of ingenious and perfectly-engineered modifications were made by the first buyer that improved the lathe out of all recognition; these included: a replacement apron that incorporated rack-and-pinion drive to the carriage; a modified Norman-patent toolpost with micro-screw adjustment of the setting, a belt-driven fine-feed drive (carried on the headstock changewheel fork) that incorporated an in/out clutch, lever-action feed to the tailstock spindle, a micrometer dial on the leadscrew, a superb "through-locked" micrometer dial on the cross-feed screw and a leadscrew swarf guard.
The lathe is well-equipped with Union 3 and 4-jaw chucks, a collet holder and ten collets, a special swivel-base vertical milling slide with the facility to double as the carrier for the included high-speed grinding and milling spindle, a spindle-attached dividing head, faceplate, catchplate, hand T-rest, tailstock chuck and a tailstock die holder. Single-phase motor with push-button starter and a remote bench-mounted countershaft. This is a lovely vintage lathe that works most effectively. £450 Pictures of the Drummond lathe for sale here and Details of Drummond lathes here and B-Type lathes here
SOLD: A rare Boley watchmaker's lathe vertical slide complete with the correct indexing attachment and division plate. £475 Pictures of the Boley vertical slide here and details of Boley accessories here.
SOLD: Dore Westbury Mk.1 vertical milling machine. This versatile miller has a No. 2 Morse taper head with both fine down feed by worm-and-wheel gearing and a rapid-action lever-driven feed through rack-and-pinion gearing. The head can be moved in and out, rotated left and right and ,moved up and down - enabling it to tackle a wide variety of jobs. Drive is from a single-phase motor to a head with speed-reducing epicyclic gearing built in. Need the room so just £275 Pictures of the Dore Westbury miller for sale here and details of Dore Westbury millers here
SOLD: Greenfield Tool & Cutter Grinder - for restoration. Any reasonable offer considered. Pictures of the Greenfield tool & cutter grinder for sale here and details of Greenfield tool & cutter grinders here.
SOLD: Warco VMC vertical miller - a superb, little-used 2012 machine mounted on the maker's stand with a storage cupboard and chip tray and one-shot lubrication to the slideways. Single-phase electrics with a push-botton, no-volt release safety starter and an emergency stop button. All imperial graduations and fitted with an R8 spindle that takes inexpensive and readily available tooling as used on Bridgeport models. The head on this models swivels on the base and can be inclined with, importantly, both the lever-action drill feed and fine-feed worm-and-wheel drive to the quill both follow the spindle axis. The paintwork is immaculate with wooden table protectors fitted from new. A number of useful accessories are included, all of which where all brought new with the machine: high-quality, 4-inch swivel-base Vertex machine vice; Vertex R8 ER32 collet chuck; R8 slitting saw arbor; Precision R8 collets and R8 drill chuck and a halogen light unit. Pictures of the Warco VMC vertical miller for sale here and details of these millers as branded Myford here
SOLD: Boley 8 mm "Geneva" type D-bed watchmaker's lathe. In good condition and housed in two fitted boxes with the equipment and accessories including: screw-feed compound slide rest; headstock with three-circles of indexing holes on the face of the largest pulley; a tailstock with five runners; a second drilling tailstock that takes 8 mm collets; a tip-over tool rest with two sizes of T; 27 ordinary collets in different sizes (in mixed condition); a full set of five ring chucks; a full set of five step chucks; a very large set of 23 rose cutters; a large set of 27 small brass collets to take up screws, etc; three steel lantern chucks; a universal runner; a Jacot drum for polishing pivots; eight flat sinkers; pulley runner and an eccentric pulley runner; about thirty male and female points for a runner in the tailstock; two small drill chucks; wax chucks - and an assortment of other small parts. This is a well-set up lathe with a wide range of accessories and ready to use. £1250 GBP. Can be shipped worldwide carefully packed (except to China) for £100 GBP Pictures of the Boley watchmaker's lathe for sale here
SOLD: Van Norman Model 1-2 Universal Vertical and Horizontal Milling Machine. A superbly constructed, high-class American machine. 6-speed, self-acting via Tumbler reverse and fitted with engage and auto cut-off drives to the 27.25" x 6.75" table. In full working order and driven through a proper (and powerful) Transwave 1-phase to 3-phase converter by a 1.5 h.p. motor. Included with the miller are a number of useful accessories and a mass of tooling. items include: rotary tables, machine vices, cutter holders by Clare Screwlock with ¼", 3/8", ½", 5/8" and ¾" collets, two Bristol-Ericson chucks with 25 metric collets, Clarkson AutoLock with Imperial ¼", 3/8", ½", 5/8" and 6mm, 8mm 10mm, 12mm and 16 mm collets and a large quantity of cutters - all in fine order and carefully stored, examples being miscellaneous 40 international taper tooling, slot drills and end mills, slitting & slotting saws, side and face cutters and items of ancillary equipment. Everything you need to get going without further expenditure. All the items can be found in a detailed PDF document here that will either open (Chrome and Edge) or download (Firefox) automatically depending upon which browser you are using. £1750
SOLD: Workshop clearance with three machine tools, a part-built, 4.5-inch Burrell traction engine and a mass of small items.
1) Colchester Bantam Lathe, Metric, 5" 3 J SC Chuck Bernard, 6" 4 J independent Chuck Cushman, 8" 4 J independent Chuck Bison ( new inbox ), 8" 3 JSC TOS ( new in box ), Face plate, Dickson type tool post with 6 holders, 3 - 2 Morse tooling, Fixed and travelling steadies, Rear toolpost. In good order variable speed inverter drive, ( included ). £1500 Phone John on 01392-875877 Picture of the Bantam lathe for sale here
SOLD Harrison Universal Milling Machine. Vertical head 30 international, Horizontal overarm and bracket, Milling vice, Rotary indexing table. Some 30 Int tooling. 3 Axis DRO with only 2 axis fitted, 3rd axis slide supplied not fitted. 240 volts including power x feed. £1250 Phone John on 01392-875877 Picture of the Harrison miller for sale here
SOLD Myford VMC Milling Machine. 240 volt, R8 spindle, Myford adapter. Clarkson type holder and 4 collets., 6 off R8 collets 1/8 to 3/4, Jacobs chuck. 2 axis DRO. £1800 Phone John on 01392-875877 Picture of the Myford VMC miller for sale here
SOLD Part Built 4 1/2" Burrell Traction Engine. Drawings to complete Professionally built steel boiler with original hydraulic certificate CE spec. Rear wheels spokes and strakes riveted. Gear set including differential to complete. £5500 Phone John on 01392-875877 Picture of the Burrell traction engine for sale here
WANTED: 10 mm collets to fit a Lorch L-Series lathe (LL, LAS, etc). Anything considered, from a complete set in metric and imperial or individual items. Phone: 01440-820371
SOLD: Boxford STS 10.20 geared-head lathe 5.27" x 20" (132 mm x 500 mm) with an induction-hardened bed and a D-3" spindle nose. Mounted on the maker's cabinet stand with a full-length splash-back with locking cupboard storage. Screwcutting and power-feeds' gearbox with a fully-enclosed leadscrew and power cross feed. Complete with a genuine Boxford/Dickson quick-set toolpost, 5C collet chuck, 3-jaw chuck, 4-jaw chuck, chuck guard, faceplate, No. 3 Morse taper tailstock chuck and a carriage stop. Driven from a top-quality Newton-Tesla 1-phase to 3-phase variable-speed inverter. £1950 Pictures of the Boxford STS 10.20 lathe for sale here and details of Boxford STS lathes here
For Sale: Record Wood Lathe Model 24 DML 24X. 4.5-inch centre height and 36 inches between centres. Sheffield-made, this very strong but compact lathe is of all-steel and cast-iron constriction. One owner from new and is complete is perfect working order with a correct Record Tools "Power" chuck for holding bowls, tailstock rotating centre, wood-turning tools and the maker's Operation and Parts Manual and all the small parts used by the previous owner. 1-phase motor. £275 Phone: 07515-197767 (location Altrincham) Pictures of the Record 24 DML wood lathe for sale here
SOLD: Schaublin 102VM precision lathe 102 mm centre height with a capacity of 450 mm between centres (4" x 17.75") backgeared and screwcutting though a centrally-mounted, fully-shielded 40 mm diameter leadscrew. Mounted on the maker's robust, underdrive cast-iron cabinet stand with integral chip tray and two-drawer storage. 20 mm spindle bore with, using Schaublin Type W20 collets, a through-collet capacity of 14.5 mm. 24 spindle speeds from 40 to 3000 r.p.m. Well equipped with: collet set and collet drawbar, 3-jaw chuck, 4-jaw independent chuck, Myford milling slide, fixed steady, travelling steady, 4-way toolpost, screwcutting changewheels, faceplate, catchplate, magnetic base with dial indicator, micrometers, vernier caliper, Morse centres on collet mounts, tailstock chuck and other small items in use with the lathe by the last owner. Single-phase electrics. £2500 Pictures of the Schaublin 102VM for sale here and full details of the superb Schaublin 102VM lathes here
For Sale: Beaver VBRP Turret vertical milling machine (configured exactly like a Bridgeport) complete and in full working order. Driven directly and also though a slow speed backgear for heavier work, the head can be moved in and out, swung on the main column, rotated and nodded. The 10-inch wide table is hardly marked and the longest of the various options at 56 inches; nine rates of power feed are provided with a longitudinal travel of 31.5" in traverse of 14.5" and 14.5 inches vertically. The hardened spindle is fitted with both a fine feed by handwheel and a quick-action lever for drilling with travels of 5.25". Well equipped, accessories include: a 3-axis Digital Read-out, coolant, a full boxed set of ER collets, a number of INT40 cutter and fly-cutter holders, machine vice, a LowVo light unit and a copy of the maker's handbook. £1750 Phone: 07826-735263 (Orkney). Pictures of the Beaver turret miller for sale here and full details of these robust and versatile milling machines here
SOLD: Tom Senior Major ELT Universal vertical and horizontal milling machine. In superb, little-used condition this top-of-the-range Tom Senior is the very rare ELT that incorporated a number of improvements and refinements over earlier models including the swing table, a strong dovetail overarm in place of the round type, an extended table with greater travels, a larger and more rigid knee and chain instead of belt-driven table power feeds, a No. 30 INT horizontal spindle end fitting and twelve speeds 50 to 1660 r.p.m. The ELT also has internally-mounted, speed-reduction gearing that allows much deeper cuts when used in the horizontal mode. Complete with the superb Tom Senior S-Type self-motorised, swivelling vertical head with a No. 2 Morse taper quill that can be moved by either a fine-feed handwheel or a quick-action lever for drilling (this head has, most importantly, a feed direct along the axis of travel when angled). All the horizontal equipment is included - overarm, drop bracket and cutter-holding arbor - as well as a light unit and a machine vice. 3-phase motors run from a variable-speed 1-phase to 3-phase inverter. £3500 Pictures of the Tom Senior ELT milling machine for sale here and details of Tom Senior ELT milling machines here.
WANTED: Record metal-working Vice No. 5181/2 - the extra heavy-duty type. Any location. Please phone: 01522-813668
Dean, Smith & Grace 13 x 30 precision lathe in fine working order. This high-class machine, the "Rolls Royce" of lathes runs very smoothly and quietly and is very well equipped with: 2-axis digital readout, a most useful and adjustable automatic carriage disengage stop, micrometer dial on the carriage handwheel, brand new quick-change toolpost and holders (over £600 worth), fixed steady, 3-jaw chuck, 4-jaw chuck, tailstock chuck, tailstock revolving centre, thread-dial indicator, onboard coolant, an electrical chuck-changing crane system built onto the back of the lathe, a rotating holder to take tailstock and other tooling and a 3-phase 10 h.p. motor. With the lathe is the original maker's operating manual, parts manual and electrical manual. Electrical stop, start and reverse on twin levers; one by the screwcutting gearbox the other travelling with the carriage. This is a much-loved lathe and a reluctant sale - inspection under power welcomed. £2750 Phone: 07930-358333 or 01642-476941 Pictures of the Dean Smith & Grace lathe for sale here and details of Dean, Smith and Grace lathes here
For Sale: Twenty-two Type W20 Imperial Schaublin buttress-thread collets with drawbar. Fit various Schaublin, Mikron and various other precision lathes The set includes: 1/16, 3/32, 1/8, 5/32, 3/16, 7/32, 5/16, 9/32, 11/32, 13/32, 15/32 and 1/2-inch £125 Phone: 01751 472392 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Pictures of the Schaublin W20 collets for sale here
Collet set for Harrison M250 and Colchester Bantam Mk.3 lathes. Drawbar fitting - complete, ready to fit. £200 Phone: 01954-212-832 Picture of the collets and drawbar here
For Sale: Swiss-made Favorite 8 mm watchmaker's lathe of the "Geneva" pattern. Complete in the maker's fitted box and including a screw-feed compound slide rest; two tailstocks, precision ring-scroll 3-jaw chuck with face-reversible jaws, 6-jaw chuck, wire collets, cone collets fir-tree collets, wax chucks, box chuck, carrier plate and cutting tools, etc. £950 Phone: 07715-279433 Pictures of the Favorite watchmaker's lathe for sale here and details of Favorite lathes here.
SOLD: Myford collet set in a fitted box. Complete with insertion and extraction tool and the spindle compression nose ring. Two collets are metric, the rest imperial. Also included are various arbors as used by a clock maker and model engineer. £125 Picture of the Myford Collet Set for sale here . Can pack carefully and post insured at cost.
SOLD: A heavily-built, professional Lathe and Shaper Tool Grinder by AJH. Mounted on a heavy floor stand and fitted with a tilting table, a single-phase motor and Dewhurst switch, a decent grinding wheel - and in good working order. £125 Pictures of the AJH Tool Grinder for sale here
SOLD: Myford Super 7B lathe 3.5" x 19" gap-bed, backgeared and fitted with a screwcutting gearbox and power cross feed. The lathe was purchased new by the deceased owner in June 1989 and, having been used for clockmaking, has only ever had very light use. In superb condition and complete with a wide range of useful accessories including: 4-inch Burnerd 3-jaw chuck, the correct half-depth body 6-inch independent 4-jaw chuck, a second light-duty 4-jaw chuck-cum-faceplate, a late-type, two-bolts-per-axis Myford swivelling milling slide with the maker's machine vice, dividing head with four division plates (not Myford), 4-way toolpost, special quickly-adjustable rear toolpost to hold fine boring tools, fixed steady, a pair of Myford raising and levelling blocks (not pictured), deep chip tray, thread-dial indicator, Myford angle plate, home-made travelling steady, ball-turning attachment, two digital callipers, 1-inch and 2-inch micrometers, toggle press with rack-and-pinion drive, Jacobs tailstock chuck, two Moore & Wright scribing blocks, faceplate, catchplate, toolmaker's vices, tailstock rotating centre, crank handle to turn the headstock spindle by hand, flycutter set, set of Myford T-bolts, hand T-rest, numerous cutting tools including Jones & Shipman tool-bit holders, knurling tool, double-roller filing rest, reamers, threading die holders, engineer's spirit level, Morse centres, callipers, steel rulers, watchmaker's depthing tool, tube of Loctite, thread and radius gauges - and all the other accessories and engineering tools shown in the pictures. Also present is Ian Bradley's Manual for the Myford ML7, ML7R and Super 7. 1-phase electrics with a Dewhusrt reversing switch. £3350 Pictures of the Myford Super 7B for sale here and details of Myford Super 7 lathes here.
SOLD: a superbly-built and finished Dore Westbury Mk. 2 vertical milling machine mounted on a specially-made stand with drawer and cupboard storage and wiring in armoured cable. The No. 2 Morse taper head can be moved in and out, tilted each side of upright and has both a rapid-action drilling lever and fine down feed by worm-and wheel gearing. This is an exceptionally fine example of the versatile Dore Westbury type and comes complete with a range of accessories including: a two axis DRO; infinitely variable power feed to the table with screw-adjustable auto knock-off stops and extra-large zeroing micrometer dials; a 6-inch diameter horizontal/vertical rotary table; an ER25 collet set with two collet chucks; two machine vices, one a special Dore Westbury large-capacity type the other a robust swivel-base model; precision boring head; fly cutter; side-and-face cutter arbor; a selection of end mills and slot drills - and a light unit. A powerful single-phase motor is fitted driving through a conversion to smooth-running, PolyVee belt--this arrangement retaining the slow-speed backgear built into the head. Everything needed to make an immediate start is included. £1350 Pictures of the Dore Westbury milling machine for sale here and details of Dore Westbury milling machines here
SOLD - for the asking price: Clarkson Mk.1 tool and cutter grinder together with most of the essential attachments including a 6-jaw chuck, the hard-to-find "drill and tap-lead grinding attachment", centres, arbors, sleeves and in original, unmolested and little-used condition. Fitted with new head bearings six months ago and hardly used since. New grinding wheels just are fitted and the machine has a proper, industrial-class light unit and the maker's instruction book. 3-phase motor driven by a high-quality 1-phase to 3-phase converter by Transwave - a unit that would also power other 3-phase motors. £875 Pictures of the Clarkson tool & Cutter grinder for sale here and details of Clarkson tool & cutter grinders here
SOLD: Late-model Pools horizontal, bench-mounted milling machine. Table 14" x 5.125" with travels of 10.5 longitudinally, 4" inches in traverse and 7" vertically. Complete with the maker's tension-adjustable, built on, twin-V-belt drive countershaft, a 1-phase motor with push-button starter and a low-height, large-capacity machine vice. Retro-fitted with improved zeroing micrometer dials on the table's feed screws. A second cutter-holding arbor is also included as is a range of valuable involute DP gear cutters, side-and-face cutters and slitting saws, etc. Very easily dismantled for transport. £350. Pictures of the Pools miller for sale here and details of Pools milling machines here
SOLD: Chester 1236 geared-head lathe 150 mm centre height and 910 mm between centres (6" x 35.8"). This is a lathe with a comprehensive specification: maker's cabinet stand with full-length splashback (the latter not fitted), detachable bed gap piece, full metric/imperial screwcutting gearbox, power cross feed, enclosed leadscrew, cam-lock spindle nose, electrical control by the "third-rod system" and a micrometer dial on the tailstock feed screw. Accessories include: 4-way toolpost, 3-jaw chuck with face-reversible jaws, 4-jaw independent chuck, fixed steady, travelling steady, faceplate, metric thread-dial indicator with three gears to cover the widest possible rage of pitches, chuck guard, a set of changewheels to extend the gearbox's threading range. Headstock spindle step-down adapter, Morse centres, Morse centre adapters, spanners and screwdrivers. Very little used from new and in superb condition. 1-phase electrics. £2250 Pictures of the Chester 1236 geared-head lathe for sale here
SOLD: Antique Brown Brother lathe. Around 4.5" centre height and 36" between centres. Gap-bed, backgeared, screwcutting and, interestingly, power cross feed driven by a rear-mounted power shaft connected to the lathe's changewheels. Having stood unused for a number of years the lathe needs cosmetic refurbishment -but is complete, original and well equipped. Accessories include: 3-jaw chuck, 4-jaw chuck, fixed steady a very large set of screwcutting changewheels, faceplate sanding disc (?) two T-rests for hand turning, machine vice, possibly a 4-way toolpost and a number of turning tools. £275, or reasonable offer. Pictures of the Brown Brother lathe for sale here
SOLD: a well-equipped BTM watchmaker's lathe. English-made and complete with: compound screw-feed slide-rest assembly, three tailstocks one with lever feed, the correct maker's countershaft, two beds - one straight the other with a gap - 44 wire collets, 5 cone collets, ring-scroll precision 3-jaw chuck with face-reversible jaws, box chuck, double roller filing rest, carrier chuck (drive plate), saw table and a Jacot drum. £750 Can pack and post world-wide at cost. Pictures of the BTM watchmaker's lathe for sale here and details of BTM lathes here
SOLD: Cowells 90 ME miniature precision model engineer's lathe and accessories in excellent carefully-used condition. 1.75" centre height by 8" (44 mm x 200 mm) between centres with backgears, screwcutting and a gap bed. Genuine maker's accessories include: 4-jaw Burnerd chuck, faceplate, fixed steady, travelling steady, collet chuck, four imperial collets, sliding tailstock die holder for 1-inch dies, three Morse centres and five screwcutting changewheels. None Cowells accessories include: vertical milling slide (not a first-class unit), machine vice, two tailstock rotating centres, tailstock drill chuck, detent lever for a headstock dividing plate, removable 1-inch post that allows a Unimat milling head to be attached, five screwcutting changewheels and some turning tools. £1400 (cost new today of a similar kit with VAT is around £4000). Prefer collection but can pack and ship anywhere at cost. Pictures of the Cowells lathe for sale here and details of Cowells lathes here and the current Cowells price list here
SOLD: Warco 30 vertical miller and co-ordinate drilling machine. Mounted on the maker's stand with a chip tray this useful and versatile vertical miller has had only light private use from new. The No.3 Morse taper is driven by both a fine-feed handwheel though worm-and-wheel gearing and a rack-and-pinion quick-action drilling lever. Complete with an indexing and diving unit with tailstock, two machine vices, a dial indicator on the spindle down-feed , drilling chuck and all the other small items, multi-faceted cutter, etc., inside the cabinet stand. 1-phase electrics. £650 Pictures of the Warco mill/drill for sale here
SOLD: Boxford 10-20 Geared-head lathe. (5.19-inch centre height). This lathe is from Boxford's late-model "Industrial" (rather than training) range and has an excellent specification with an all geared head, induction hardened bed, power cross feed, full quick-change screwcutting and feeds gearbox, D1-3" spindle nose, 35 mm spindle bore, fully enclosed leadscrew and mounted on the maker's cabinet stand with a full-length splash back and lockable storage shelves. Drive comes from a quality 1-phase to 3-phase variable-speed inverter allowing any variation of speed to be set - faster or slower--than the normal 9 speeds of 40 to 2240 r.p.m.. This late-model Boxford is a compact and very strong machine with only light use in a college before purchased for home use. Well equipped and complete with: Multi-size (inch and metric) collet set and collet spindle housing, fixed steady, 3-jaw chuck, 4-jaw chuck, a quick-set toolpost with several toolholders, tailstock rotating centre, several tailstock chucks, faceplate, micrometer dial to tailstock spindle, chuck guard and Morse centres. £1750 Pictures of the Boxford 10-20 lathe for sale here and full details of Boxford 10-20 and other lathes in this range here
SOLD: a late-model, very little-used (ex-school) 10-inch stroke shaping machine by Viceroy (Royal) with an excellent specification: a Taylor multi-disc clutch that disengages the drive and allows to motor to keep running; the table has power feed in both directions - vertically as well - and is fitted with a robust machine vice. I've owned this shaper for thirty years, but only used it twice - hence it's in perfect mechanical condition with all the slideways, leadscrews and other moving parts free of wear and the maker's frosting marks still on the slideways (as shown in the photographs below). Running from a 1-phase to 3-phase capacitor bank (though the off switch is faulty) £650 Pictures of the Viceroy/Royal shaper for sale here, details of Viceroy Royal shapers here (note the hyper links at the top of the page) and a video of the shaper working here
SOLD in immaculate condition and with a wide range of accessories: an Adcock and Shipley 1ES vertical and horizontal milling machine: this is a top-of-the-range model factory fitted with a Bridgeport "J-Type" ram-type, swivelling vertical head with speeds from 67 to 4600 r.p.m. The head has both power down-feed and hand-driven fine and rapid action feeds. Included with the head is the Bridgeport special right-angle adapter and some cutter arbours. The miller has power feed to the 30" x 8" table at rates from 0.24 to 1 mm per resolution of the spindle - the table feeds screws and dials being metric. An Accurite III digital readout is fitted and works on all three axes. The miller has centralised lubrication to the 1ES part of the machine.
Included are all the essential parts and useful accessories: a number of 40 INT horizontal milling arbours and the drop-bracket support (I've never used the miller in the horizontal mode, but have used one previously and, in the slow-speed backgear, are capable of serious metal removal); a range of R8 tooling and collets to fit the Bridgeport spindle, including a nearly new Clarkson type small Autolock collet chuck with metric and imperial collets and a light unit; a good quality but not named, 6-inch diameter rotary table with 4 'T' slots. The table has had a new cursor fitted at the front for easier reading against the degree scale and has been set so that, at 0, the 'T' slots are parallel to the x and y axes. I also had a mounting plate made, surface ground parallel, to raise the rotary table so that the handle cleared the DRO reader on the front edge of the table. An Astra-branded tilting dividing head is also included; approximately 4-inch centre height and fitted with a 4-inch three-jaw chuck - the graduated plate behind the chuck has 36 holes (from memory) to allow simple dividing. It also has the sector arms and handle for compound dividing but I never got around the obtaining division plates. I'll also include a full set of T-nuts, levelling blocks, clamps and clamping bolts and studs.
There is some backlash on the feeds, but when taken up and the digital read out system re-set to zero it has never presented any problems (that's the advantage of a DRO). A second complete and functional Bridgeport head (minus down feed lever and handwheel) is also included--and ideal as source of spares. A very versatile miller, this ES is running on single-phase and so ideal for the smaller workshop. Only selling because the miller is now too large for the nature of the work I do. £2750 Pictures of the Adcock & Shipley for sale here and details of Adcock & Shipley 1ES millers here and Bridgeport milling heads here
SOLD: Simonet Type A Toolmaker's lathe. A larger-than-usual type from this Swiss company, this is a high-quality backgeared and screwcutting model with a 5-inch centre height and taking 18 inches between centres. It has a 24mm spindle bore and comes fully equipped with: a set of imperial collets, collet drawbar, collet with Morse taper adapter, two 3-jaw chucks, a 4 jaw chuck (all with internal and external jaws), fixed steady, travelling steady and two 'woodworking' chucks or faceplates. Mounted mounted on the original sturdy maker's cast-iron stand with chip tray, drive comes from an underslung, single-phase motor driving a two-speed spindle via a flat belt. Both isolating and reversing switches are fitted. A bevel-gear backgear unit provides slow speeds for threadcutting, large-diameter turning and boring and incorporates a chuck locking pin for tap and die work. 4-position, quick-indexing toolpost and a full set of 16 changewheels that provide both imperial and metric threadcutting is included and fit in their original, labelled housing on the face of the stand. The tailstock is 2 Morse taper with a long, 5-inch travel spindle travel; a ½" Jacobs chuck is included The tailstock is designed to fit alongside the apron so can be advanced close to the workpiece and has a quick-action cam lock. Manual and power feeds to the leadscrew and cross slide with auto knock-off adjustable stops. The cross-slide micrometer dial is large in diameter, clearly engraved and the top slide is the usual very long travel fitted to this class of lathe. Also included are various centres including a live tailstock centre, a centre mounted drive, a die box, some cutting tools, safety glasses and spare drive belt. £1400 Pictures of the Simonet lathe for sale here and details of Simonet lathes here
SOLD: Myford Super 7B lathe with power cross feed. Mounted on the maker's industrial cabinet stand with levelling blocks and a full-length splash-back. Very well equipped with: a superb Newton-Tesla 1-phase to 3-phase variable-speed drive; lever-action collet chuck and 43 of the correct dead-length collets; 19 other collets; Dickson quick-set toolpost with 9 tool holders, two 3-jaw chucks with soft jaws; 4-jaw independent chuck; rear toolpost; light unit; an oil gun and two editions of the maker's instruction and parts manual, catalogues and a copy of the Newton Tesla instructions. The lathe is well used and has developed an unknown fault in the apron's longitudinal feed - though the cross feed works perfectly. Sold as a restoration project - or dismantling for parts - so just £775 Pictures of the Myford Super 7 for sale here and details of Myford Super 7 lathes here
SOLD: Emco FB2 milling machine in superb condition owned by myself, a caring, apprentice trained precision engineer, it was purchased new in 1986. At the time it was a close decision between this or a Tom Senior E type mill - with this chosen primarily for the table power feed option and easy speed change on the geared head versus the Senior's step pulley belt drive and no power feed.
Mounted on the maker's cabinet stand with cupboard storage and chip tray, the miller has been little used for just model engineering and remains in superb, pristine condition with an unmarked table. The painted surfaces one so often sees scuffed or chipped have been protected with cork mats and consequently remain in excellent condition.. The miller runs just as it did when new and the imperial feed screws and nuts, although adjustable for wear, have never needed adjustment and have minimal backlash. Located to the column with a long key with gib adjustment, the No. 2 Morse taper head maintains its precise position when moved vertically and has both fine-feed and rapid-action drilling feeds. The genuine Emco power feed unit was fitted from new and the spindle drawbar protective cover is still present.
Complete with all original tools, spanners, the proper Emco dust cover, sales brochure, and user manual.
For transport the machine is easily dismantled into manageable parts and could be moved a hatchback with the seats down. £2750 Pictures of the Emco FB2 miller for sale here and details of Emco FB2 milling machines here
SOLD (in one day): Delta Rockwell "10-inch" lathe 5-inch centre height by 26 inches between centres, fitted with a twin-tumbler screwcutting and feeds gearbox, power sliding and surfacing feeds (with snap-in-and-out control) and mounted on the maker's cabinet stand with infinitely-variable speed from around 50 to 1500 r.p.m. Rarely found in the UK, this is a high-quality American-made lathe with an excellent specification. Fitted with a large 3-jaw chuck, 6-inch independent 4-jaw chuck, faceplate, catchplate, thread-dial indicator, 4-way toolpost, light unit and chuck guard. Single-phase with push-button starter and emergency stop switch. In good working order, under power and can be demonstrated. £550 Pictures of the Delta Rockwell lathe for sale here and details of Delta Rockwell lathes here
SOLD: Drummond Metal-turning 3 ½ " BENCH LATHE Mk 2 B-Type Serial No. 3401 3.5" x 15" gap-bed, backgeared, screwcutting and fitted with automatic disengage of the carriage feed. Manufactured between 1912 and 1921. Equipment included with this robust "work-ready" machine: 240 volt single-phase motor with No-Volt safety release driving through V-belts to give 12 spindle speeds. A robust oak supporting bench with a drawer containing a comprehensive selection of turning tools. Two 3-jaw chucks (4" and 5"), two 4-jaw independent chucks (4" and 6"), fixed 3-point steady, height-adjustable toolpost, cross-slide mounted toolpost (for heavy-duty turning without using the top slide), large faceplate and a selection of change-wheels to give both Imperial and Metric screw cutting. Gap bed allows 10" swing using the 9" faceplate. Also includes a box of assorted lathe tools accumulated over the last 70 years - that's how long the present owner has regularly used this lathe! £250 Pictures of the Drummond lathe for sale here and details of this model of Drummond lathe here
SOLD: Myford ML7 3.5" x 20" gap-bed, backgeared and screwcutting and mounted on the maker's cabinet stand with levelling block. This late-model ML7 is in exceptionally fine, very little-used condition (though the stand has suffered light rusting through long-term storage). Accessories include: swivelling vertical slide, 3-jaw chuck, 4-jaw chuck, fixed steady, travelling steady, two tailstock chucks, thread-dial indicator, a complete set of Myford "Boat" tooling (quick-set type), graduated handle to the leadscrew end, Myford Wooden collet case with one collet and the collet loading tool, Morse centres, Record parting tool holder, unused Presto Morse-taper drills, the original maker's Operation, Maintenance and Parts Manual, the maker's machine cover and two useful books: "The Amateur's Workshop" and "Myford ML7 Lathe Manual". £975 Pictures of the Myford ML7 for sale here and details of Myford ML7 lathes here
SOLD: a range of Emco Unimat 3 accessories, many complete with their original box and virtually unused: screwcutting (chasing) attachment with two master formers £175; fretsaw/jigsaw attachment £85; grinding wheel attachment £75; sawbench attachment with two saw blades £95; combing attachment with arbor for use on saw table £38; complete swivelling top slide and toolpost £95; fixed steady £45; T-slotted milling/boring table £65; T-slotted radial faceplate (clamping plate) £45; three spare handles for the feed screws £45; attachment (very rare) to tilt the milling table £45; three milling arbors (steel cylinders) £28; ball-turning attachment (non-Unimat but fits Unimat 3 and Taig lathes) £45 - and a faceplate in aluminium for a Unimat SL £20. Would also consider an offer for the whole package. Pictures of the Emco Unimat 3 accessories for sale here and details of Emco Unimat 3 lathes here
SOLD: Swiss-made Star watchmaker's lathe of the "Geneva" pattern. Complete in the maker's fitted box with 43 collets, a compound, screw-feed slide rest, ring-scroll 3-jaw chuck with face-reversible jaws, flip-up hand T-rest, screw-height adjustable toolpost, tailstock chuck and a variable speed 1-phase motor. In working order and ready to use. £750 Pictures of the Star watchmaker's lathe for sale here and details of Star watchmaker's lathes here
SOLD: Sheffield-made Faircut lathe 3.3" x 18" gap-bed, backgeared, screwcutting and with an instant-release dog clutch on the leadscrew - this type being the largest and most effective of the type the company's range. Stored unused for some time it is in sound mechanical order and complete with: vertical milling slide, T-slotted cross slide, following steady, one 3-jaw chuck, three 4-jaw independent chucks, faceplate, screwcutting changewheels, spare chuck backplate, a set of cutting tools and a single-phase motor. £295 Pictures of the Faircut lathe for sale here and details of Faircut lathes here
SOLD: Cowells 90 ME miniature precision model engineer's lathe and accessories in pristine, little-used condition. 1.75" centre height by 8" (44 mm x 200 mm) between centres with backgears, screwcutting and a gap bed. Purchased 12 years ago from a railway modeller, I have not used it since apart from cleaning and oiling. The kit includes the original maker's Test Certificate, vertical milling slide, a precision Toyo (Japanese-made) 3-jaw chuck, screwcutting changewheels, single and four-way toolposts, milling chuck, three collets, tailstock drill chuck, two Morse taper centres, faceplate, and several Cowells HSS cutters. £1250 (cost new today with VAT is around £4440). Can pack and ship anywhere at cost - or possibly, deliver within the UK. Pictures of the Cowells 90ME lathe for sale here, details of Cowells lathes here and the current Cowells price list here
SOLD: Willimott "Ideal" lathe 3.5" x 18" gap-bed, backgeared, screwcutting, T-slotted cross slide and fitted with tumble-reverse drive to the leadscrew. Complete with the maker's cast-iron legs, screwcutting changwheels, 4-way toolpost, 3-jaw chuck and a 1 h.p. single-phase motor. Long-term stored but appears complete and sound. £125 Phone: 01242-581762 Pictures of the Ideal lathe for sale here and details of Ideal lathes here
SOLD: Hobbymat BFE65 Vertical Milling Machine table 160 mm x 450 mm and equipped with fine-feed by handwheel and quick-action drilling by lever. Very little used and employed by a now deceased clockmaker only for very light work, unusually, the miller is complete with a full, 21-piece nosepiece collet set. Fitted with the earlier, more robust, fibre type gears, the miller is in perfect working order. Also included are numerous arbors and slitting saws, milling bits, drilling jig, a vice and all the other items shown in the photographs. £495 Pictures of the Hobbymat milling machine here and details of Hobbymat BFE65 milling machines here.
SOLD: Prazima watchmaker's lathe as a boxed set in the maker's fitted case. Complete, in full working order and ready to use. Accessories include: lever-action compound slide rest, two tailstocks, precision pump-centre faceplate with clamps, 31 wire collets, a set of five step chucks (cone collets), 13 rose cutters, a set of five ring step chucks (fir-tree collets), wax chucks, carrier chuck, roller filing rests, collet-mounted faceplate, four sizes of hand T-rest, self-centring drilling attachment, safety pulley and box chuck, etc. £1750 Pictures of the Prazima watchmaker's lathe for sale here and details of Prazima lathes here
SOLD: Mikron Vertical and Horizontal Precision Milling machine. In full working order, this is a fine example of Mikron engineering mounted on the maker's No. 93 heavy and stable cast-iron stand. Unusually, all the horizontal and vertical milling accessories are present and this particular example has survived with the maker's slideway scraping marks intact and minimal play in the slideway feed screws and nuts - it has obviously had a very easy life. Table 360 mm x 115 mm with screw-feed travels of 180 mm longitudinally, 70 mm across and 135 mm vertically.
The headstock used on the horizontal set-up is the No. 95 with built-in overarm while the vertical arrangement uses the rare, internally epicyclic-gear No. 95a, together with the indexing plate normally found on the No. 99. The drive arrangement giving 12 speeds with a single-speed electric motor or 24 with a 2-speed type. The No. 98 automatic table feed is present, as is the inclusion of a removable suds tank inside the base and a set of spindle collets.. £1950
Pictures of the Mikron milling machine for sale here and details of Mikron precision milling machines here
SOLD: Pultra Model P complete with a screw-feed compound slide rest assembly, lever-action tailstock and with two hard-to-find genuine maker's items: a single-phase Mardive multi-speed, clutch-equipped countershaft drive system and a cast-iron base tray for the lathe. £325 Pictures of the Pultra lathe for sale here and details of Pultra lathes here
SOLD: Bridgeport ram-head turret milling machine. In full working order and very well specified with a Sony DRO system and infinitely variable speed power feed to both the longitudinal and (rarely found) the cross-feed as well. Single-phase drive from a variable-speed 1-phase to 3-phase inverter. Although the nominal speed range is already very wide at 67 to 4600 rpm. Using the belt-change head and backgear, the inverter give a vast range of additional speeds. Power down-feed and the spindle takes the usual inexpensive and easily obtained R8 tooling. Fitted with coolant, a set of draw-in collets, a machine vice, micrometer boring head, fly cutter, precision keyless drill chuck, double dial-test indicator stand with two indicators, a third dial test indicator, a range of cutting tools, clamp and levelling set and a light unit. Inspection invited. £1950. Pictures of the Bridgeport milling machine for sale here and details of Bridgeport milling machines here
SOLD: Boxford Model A lathe 4.5" x 24" backgeared and fitted with a screwcutting gearbox and power sliding and surfacing feeds. Mounted on the maker's stand with chip tray and complete with a vast range of accessories including s swivelling milling slide with vice: inch-to-metric screwcutting changewheels, standard changewheel set, four 3-jaw chucks, two 4-jaw chucks, a set of ER Collets (unused) with a nose-piece adapter, Fixed steady of the rare screw-feed-jaw type, travelling steady, the hard-to-find Boxford square-form T-slotted boring table, quick-set toolpost with around fourteen toolholders, 3-Morse taper offset boring head to mount in the spindle, two 4-way toolposts, a micrometer-adjustable carriage stop, tailstock rotating centre, tailstock chuck, magnetic base with Mitutoyo dial indicator, ball-turning attachment, two faceplates, catchplate, spare tailstock casting and spindle, chuck guard and a light unit. Twelve spindle speeds from a two-speed countershaft together with a superb, variable-speed drive from a 1-phase to 3-phase inverter that gives a range from around 10 to 2000 r.p.m.. £1250 Pictures of the Boxford lathe for sale here and details of Boxford lathes here
SOLD: Jasic AC/DV TIG Welder Model TIG200P virtually unused and in perfect order. Mounted on a custom trolley with wheels and casters. Complete with a good selection of welding rods and a cylinder. Cost new over £1700 (invoice available). Offered at just £850 Pictures of the Jasic welder for sale here and details of Jasic welders here
Also available: a professional quality but older MIG welder in working order £55
- Steel tooling cabinet holding measuring and inspection accessories, new and used micrometers, dial gauges, indicators, tooling, taps, dies, drill sets, milling cutters, bore gauges, etc. £200 - SOLD
- Fobco "Star" bench drill. In original, unmolested condition complete with all the correct fittings and levers. Includes a machine vice. £195 Pictures of the tools and Fobco drills here - SOLD
SOLD: Adept Model 2A hand-operated shaper. Complete but long-term stored and so an ideal candidate for a straightforward yet interesting restoration. The larger of the two Adept hand-operated shapers made, the 2A has a useful 7" x 6" table with vertical T-slots 6-inches high and a ram travel of 6.25". £175
Pictures of the Adept hand-operated shaper for sale here and details of these appealing and highly effective little shapers here
SOLD: Schaublin 65 miniature precision lathe (65 mm centre height) in fine, original, smooth-running condition. Complete with: 43 headstock draw-in collets with draw tube; a high-quality ring-scroll, collet-held 3-jaw chuck with face-reversible jaws; 4-jaw independent chuck; catchplate; hand T-rest; tailstock chuck and a length of new round leather drive belting. Single-phase 0.4 h.p. motor. £1500 Am prepared to crate and ship at cost. Pictures of the Schaublin 65 for sale here and details of Schaublin 65 lathes here
SOLD: Myford ML2 lathe in need of restoration. 3.125" x 15" gap bed, backgeared and screwcutting. The lathe is complete on the maker's cast-iron chip tray and has the original attached countershaft unit with all-V-belt drive. Complete with two 3-jaw chucks, an independent 4-jaw chuck, two tailstock rotating centres, tailstock chuck, 4-way toolpost, faceplate, screwcutting changewheels, an indexing attachment and a GEC 0.5 h.p. single-phase motor. £150 Pictures of the Myford ML2 for sale here and details of Myford ML2 lathes here
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