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 hereSOLD machines continued here
For Sale: 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 Phone: 01472-389533 (Grimsby). Can pack carefully and post insured at cost.
For Sale: 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 Phone: 01472-389533 (Grimsby)
For Sale: 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 Phone: 01472-389533 (Grimsby).
For Sale: 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 Phone: 01476-561422 (Grantham) Pictures of the Myford 254S for sale here and details of Myford 254 lathes 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 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 Phone 01472-389533 (Grimsby) Pictures of the Dore Westbury milling machine for sale here and details of Dore Westbury milling machines here
For Sale: Clarkson Mk.1 tool and cutter grinder together with most of the essential attachments including centres, arbors, sleeves and a hard-to-find "drill and tap lead grinding attachment" in little-used condition. Fitted with new head bearings six months ago and little 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 Phone 01472-389533 (Grimsby) Pictures of the Clarkson tool & Cutter grinder for sale here and details of Clarkson tool & cutter grinders here
For Sale: a lovely vintage Stedall "Precision Bench" lathe. This is the "sliding headstock type with the ability to cut sort, 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. £475 Phone: 07768-714445 (West Sussex) Pictures of the Stedall lathe for sale here and details of Stedall lathes and their background here
For Sale: 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 Phone: 07775 827262
Pictures of the Simonet lathe for sale here and details of Simonet lathes 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
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
For Sale: a large South Bend lathe in full working order having been lovingly refurbished and rewired by enthusiasts at The Aeroplane Collection (theaeroplanecollection.org) located on the old RAF station at Hooton on the Wirral. 7.25" centre height and taking around 45 inches between centres. Mounted on the maker's underdrive stand the lathe has a slow-speed backgear and is fitted with a screwcutting gearbox and power sliding and surfacing feeds. Equipped with two 3-jaw chucks, a large 4-jaw independent chuck and a 4-way toolpost. 1-phase electrics. Just £650, or sensible offers. Phone: 07958-523837 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Pictures of the South Bend lathe for sale 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 £650 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: 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 Phone: 07708-062950 (Morpeth, Northumberland). I can deliver at cost… 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
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. £650 Phone: 01892-740572
SOLD: Myford Dividing Attachment. Complete in excellent order and, unusually, with all four division plates plus an extra 5th plate in bronze by Tom Senior. £375
Myford Grinding Spindle Cartridge. Unused. £475 Pictures of the units for sale here Phone: 01892-740572
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
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
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.
A superb Milnes Model R lathe 4" x 20" gap-bed, backgeared and screwcutting with a special worm-and-wheel drive to the leadscrew for ultra-fine feeds. Mounted on the maker's stand with a single-phase motor and Dewhurst reversing switch. Very recently in daily use by a watchmaker and repairer, this is a superb working example of the Milnes and comes complete with a large amount of tooling. Fitted with all V-belt drive giving, with backgear, sixteen spindle speeds, 3-jaw chuck, 4-jaw independent chuck, 4-way toolpost, faceplate and a very large set of screwcutting changewheels. The 'photos below tell the story - the lathe is in marvellous condition. Cash on collection, please - and assistance can be given dismantling (if required) for moving (it comes apart relatively easily). Manufactured from the late 1800s until the 1920s, the 4" x 20" Milnes Model "R" was a heavily-built and well-specified machine. Sold when new at a premium price it enjoyed something of a reputation as being the "Rolls-Royce" of small lathes. £750 Phone: 0777-3001878 (Liskeard, Cornwall) Pictures of the Milnes R-Type lathe for sale here and details of Milnes R-Types here
For Sale: Hobbymat MD65 65 mm x 300 mm lathe in mint, hardly-used condition and complete with a wide range of accessories including: 3-jaw chuck, 4-jaw independent chuck, spare chuck backplate, the rare Hobbymat quick-set toolpost with toolholders, standard toolpost, angle plate, tailstock rotating centre, tailstock chuck, set of screwcutting changewheels, machine vice, drill grinding jig, set of three flycutters, the maker's dust cover, two precision V-blocks with clamps, two tap and die sets, assorted taps and dies, tap wrench. lots of turning and boring tools, bottle of Rocol cutting fluid and a quantity of bar and flat stock. 1-phase motor with reversing switch. Absolutely everything you need to get started in one package. £650 (the Hobbymat MD65 is essentially the same as the current SU300 Masterturn sold here at £1188 with no accessories) Phone: 01233-812511 (Ashford, Kent) Pictures of the Hobbymat MD65 lathe for sale here and details of Hobbymat lathes here
For Sale: Harrison Union 4" x 20" "Light Pattern Hand Lathe " Type L1A with treadle and flywheel drive complete in original order on the maker's treadle stand. Long-term unused and in need of cosmetic refurbishment--but everything is there and the machine is of a straightforward design. £150 Phone: 0757-2454809 for further information. Pictures of the Harrison Union treadle lathe for sale here and details of Union lathes here
For Sale: 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 Phone: 01332-552711 (Derby) Pictures of the Dore Westbury miller for sale here and details of Dore Westbury millers here
For Sale: Myford ML8 Universal Woodworker. Based on a Myford ML8 wood lathe mounted on the maker's cabinet stand, this useful and compact machine has between-centres wood turning, large-capacity bowl turning and the following very useful accessories: mortising attachment, bandsaw attachment, circular saw attachment, planer-thicknesser, tilting sanding table, two Myford Combination Chucks and four faceplates/sanding plates, tailstock rotating centre and a box of useful odds and ends. Fitted with the original British-made single-phase motor with No-Volt safety release starter. £395 Phone: 01302-70008 or 07768-853123 Pictures of the Myford ML8 wood-turning lathe and accessories here and details of Myford ML8 and its accessories 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 for dismantling for parts - so just £775 Pictures of the Myford Super 7 for sale here and details of Myford Super 7 lathes here
For Sale: 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 Phone: 07510-870778 (Hatfield, Hertfordshire). Pictures of the Emco FB2 miller for sale here and details of Emco FB2 milling machines here
For Sale: Myford ML2 lathe 3.125" x 15" gap-bed, backgeared and screwcutting. This is a late-model version with tumble-reverse to the leadscrew drive, all-V-belt drive and a guard over the changewheels. Complete with the original Myford countershaft with the adjustable tension, swing top and a single-phase motor. Unused for many years, the lathe could be set-up and used as-is - or as an ideal restoration project. £250 or sensible offers. Phone: 07803-330139 (Wetherby, West Yorkshire) Pictures of the Myford ML2 lathe for sale here and details of Myford ML2 lathes here
For Sale: Sherline lathe Model 17" 4410 Metric complete with the Accessories "Package C" and materials for the base. This model has a 3.50" swing over the bed, 1.75" swing over the carriage, and a 17" distance between centres. It includes spindle variable-speed control from 70 to 2800 RPM, and has resettable 'zero' metric handwheels. Further details about this model can be found at Sherline's website here: https://www.sherline.com/product/4400c4410c-package. Accessories include Rocker Tool Post, 3-Jaw Chuck, Drill Chuck with Arbors, Steady Rest, Live Center, Compound Slide (Metric), Cut-off Tool & Holder, HSS Steel Set, T-driver, Centre Drill Set, Screw Cutting Attachment, Shop Guide, and Rear Mount Cut Off Tool & Holder. A high-quality plywood board, fittings and rubber feet are included for use as a base. This machine is in full working condition, equipped with every accessory necessary to use it immediately - and has never been used since purchased. £1250 Pictures of the Sherline lathe for sale here Phone: 07837515114 or email: email@example.com
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
For Sale: a Sheffield made Faircut Junior lathe 3.6" x 12.5" with gap bed, backgear, screwcutting and a dog clutch on the leadscrew drive. Unusually, this example is mounted on the maker's stand with chip tray and the correct all-V-belt drive countershaft unit. Faircut lathes were especially well-made and finished and a delight to use. The lathe is complete and working with a 1-phase motor - though the spindle pulley has a section missing from one edge of a V, but this does not affect its running. The bronze guard for the backgears is present as is a 3-jaw chuck and some screwcutting changewheels. £350 Phone: 01623-517230 or 07410-446498 Pictures of the Faircut lathe for sale here, details of Junior models here and of other Faircut lathes here
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
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.
For Sale: 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. £2250 Phone: 07796-302259 (Caxton, Cambs) Pictures of the Myford Super 7B long-bed lathe for sale here and Details of Myford Super 7 lathes 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
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For Sale: high-precision Rivett 608 PC toolroom lathe serial number 1339 (built 1944) mounted on the original maker's "Oil Pan Stand with Speed Box Drive" - this giving two instantly-changed speeds through a clutch mechanism. Combined with the final belt drive and backgear a total of 12 speeds is available. A new 3-phase motor just fitted. The machine is complete with a number of valuable Rivett accessories: milling slide, dividing head with a set of indexing plates, taper-turning attachment, slotting attachment, capstan head, a large set of screwcutting changewheels to extend the threading range of the screwcutting gearbox together with a wide range of standard accessories including collets, fixed and travelling steadies, 3 and 4-jaw chucks, spare chuck backplates, T-slotted faceplate, hand T-rest, tailstock chuck, thread-dial indicator, carriage micrometer stop and centres, etc. The Lathe comes with a set of tooling issued by the British Armed Forces, a copy of the Army Manuel and the correct oils for the spindle and speedbox. The machine is in full working order and ideal for a full cosmetic restoration. € 4500 Further pictures available - and I'm willing to sell single accessories upon request. The lathe is located in 1020 Vienna, Austria. International shipping at cost. Do not hesitate to contact: email@example.com or phone 0043-664-3455283 (Josef). Pictures of the Rivett 608 for sale here and full details of Rivett 608 lathes 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
For Sale: 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. Phone: 07834-552780 (located Magor Monmouthshire)
For Sale: Myford 254 Plus long-bed lathe 534 x 31.5" mounted on the maker's cabinet stand with storage cupboard and a full-length splash back, screwcutting gearbox and power cross feed. An all-metric machine, this Myford is in perfect working order and equipped with: single-phase, factory-fitted electrics, taper turning, coolant, 5-inch 3-jaw chuck, the correct half-depth body 6-inch independent 4-jaw chuck, tailstock chuck, halogen light unit, centres and a bottle of the special Myford spindle oil. £2250 Phone: 01993 882102 (Witney, Oxfordshire). Pictures of the Myford 254 Plus lathe for sale here and details of Myford 254 Plus lathes here.
For Sale: Myford Super 7 long-bed lathe 3.5" x 31" backgeared, screwcutting, power cross feed, mounted on the maker's cabinet stand with adjustable levelling blocks and a deep chip tray. One owner from new; little used and stored for the last ten years. Single-phase electrics with a No-volt release safety starter and Dewhurct reversing switch. The lathe is complete with one of the last Myford VM-D powered vertical milling attachments made complete with the rarely found (and unused) T-slotted table that replaces the lathe's cross slide when milling. Very well equipped with a Myford swivelling vertical slide with machine vice, 3-jaw chuck, the correct half-depth body 6-inch independent 4-jaw chuck, 4-way toolpost, fixed steady, travelling steady, thread-dial indicator, tailstock chuck, tailstock rotating centre, faceplate, catchplate, set of drive dogs, set of screwcutting changewheels, Morse taper centres, Myford Dust cover, Instruction, Maintenance and Parts Manual and an oil gun. £2995 Phone: 01993 882102 (Witney, Oxfordshire). Pictures of the Myford Super 7 for sale here and details of Myford Super 7 lathes 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
For Sale: a pair of Ward Auto Capstan lathes in full working order. I have owned the machines for eight years and they were in fully working order when de-commissioned just over 12 months ago. They have been disconnected for ease of moving as shown in the photos. For the successful bidder, I have a video showing them working. They were from an engineering college, then run by a small company which we took over. Just £295 each to clear. Please phone: 01384-891800 for full details. Pictures of the Ward Auto capstan lathes for sale 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
For Sale: Swiss Bergeon Model 50 WW lathe in excellent condition and complete with a range of desirable accessories. This is the heavier, more robust model of Bergeon and includes a range of accessories including: compound screw-feed slide rest with screw-height adjustable toolpost; two tailstocks, one for drilling the other for centering; two 6-jaw chucks and one 3-jaw chuck (all marked Reishauer/Bergeon with scroll operation and face-reversible jaws); flip-up hand T-rest; twin-roller filing rest; fixed steady; approximately thirty 8 mm collets of assorted sizes; ten stepped outer ring (fir-tree) collets; five stepped inner (cone) collets; seven step-up collets; three wax chucks and a clock wheel centre. Also included is a genuine Parvalux single-phase, variable-speed DC motor with a foot-control switch. £2500 Can pack and ship worldwide for approximately £100 Phone: 01480-216569 (St. Neots) Pictures of the Bergeon lathe for sale here and details of Bergeon Model 50 lathes here
For Sale: a well set-up, beautifully finished and interesting Timbrell & Wright 3/8" capacity capstan lathe. The beautifully-made headstock has white-metal bearings with a spindle to take the original collets and is fitted with an improved Swiss Petermann closing spool, closing lever and yoke - all engineered by myself decades ago. The forming and cut-off slide has front and back limit stops and the 6-station capstan head is fitted with automatic, lever-operated indexing and a screw stop. The turret has been re-enforced and re-bored to take the more common 13 mm Index OR 12 shank tooling. Originally driven at just one speed, an improved countershaft and drive system has been engineered with flat and V-belts providing following rotations: forward right-hand at low speed for threading; backwards and high speed threading off and all subsequent operations (all can be demonstrated). The lathe sits on a heavy cast-iron stand and chip tray, is fitted with a gravity drained coolant tank and currently tooled for 6BA hex. sets--but can be set up for a variety of jobs making small parts by the dozen. Only selling because of advancing years. Located in a domestic workshop near Wolverhampton. £575 Phone: 01902-700164 Pictures of the Timbrell & Wright capstan lathe for sale here and details of Timbrell & Wright lathes here
For Sale: Sedgwick heavy-duty professional wood mortising machine. Fitted with a powerful single-phase motor and with a number of mortising chisels and two tools to re-sharpen the cutters. £575 Phone: 01302-70008 or 07768-853123
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For Sale: Drummond metal -turning Mk 2 B-Type lathe 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. Three point steady. Assorted box of lathe tools accumalated over the last 70 years - that's how long the present owner has regularly used this lathe! £375 Phone: 01763 848726 (Barley Nr. Royston Herts Pictures of the Drummond lathe for sale here and details of this model of small Drummond lathe here
For Sale: Myford Super 7B lathe 3.5" x 19" backgeared and fitted with a screwcutting gearbox and power cross feed. In immaculate, little-used condition, this Super 7B was kept by the first owner inside his house--and I (being unmarried) in my kitchen. Mounted on the Maker's late-type industrial stand with chip tray and levelling blocks and complete with: 3-jaw chuck, the correct half-depth body 6-inch independent 4-jaw chuck, 4-way toolpost, single toolpost and rear toolpost, fixed steady, faceplate, two tailstock chucks, tailstock 2 Morse adapter with headstock thread, bronze drive dogs, Slocombe drills, a collection of turning and boring tools, two bottles of the special spindle oil, a set of anti-vibration height-adjustable feet for the stand (not fitted), light unit, Morse centres, Book of the Myford Series 7, the maker's Operation, Maintenance and parts Manual and other useful paperwork. 1-phase motor with reversing switch. £2995 Phone: 0778-4410001 (North Shields NE29 0PL) Pictures of the Myford Super 7B lathe for sale here and details of Myford Super 7 lathes here
Free for collection - a Union Graduate double-ended, floor-standing, grinder polisher. 3-phase electrics with LoVo light unit. Phone: 020-7603-8478 and ask for Peter Barnes (location London W14) Pictures of the Union grinder/polisher here
For Sale: a complete, boxed, "Boley" watchmaker's lathe of the "bevelled-bed" Type. Almost certainly copied during WW1 for a Government department or the military, it's marked s being made by the Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Co. Ltd and stamped with the broad vertical arrow typical of such items. Unusually, the lathe has survived complete and unmolested with all its accessories in its maker's fitted box. Complete with two beds - one straight the other with a deep gap, a compound screw-feed slide-rest assembly, wire collets, cone collets, a ring-scroll 3-jaw chuck with face-reversible jaws, Jacot drum, self-centring drilling attachment, carrier chuck (drive plate), box chuck and a proper Parvalux variable-speed 1-phase motor. £650 Phone: 01279-810979 (Stansted) Pictures of the Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Co. Ltd Boley lathe here and details of Boley Bevelled-bed lathes and their various brandings and copies here
For Sale: 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. Phone: 01922 413162 (Walsall) Pictures of the Warco VMC vertical miller for sale here and details of these millers as branded Myford here
For Sale a remarkable Scope multi-function lathe 4.25-inch centre height by 14.5-inch between-centres with backgear and screwcutting and mounted a very heavy and rigid cast-iron chip tray. The machine can perform as a conventional centre lathe and also be used as a horizontal miller, a borer and a shaping and slotting machine. In addition the lathe can also be adapted to a multitude of tasks - these only being limited by the ingenuity of the operator. 1-phase motor with Dewhurst reversing switch. 3-jaw chuck and a full set of screwcutting changewheels including a 127t metric transposing gear. In full working order and ready to use. £1350 Phone: 01422-360982 Pictures of the Scope for sale here and details of Scope 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
For Sale: Boxford Mk.2 BUD lathe 4.5" x 22" lathe. Single-lever engaged backgear, mounted on the maker's underdrive cabinet stand and fitted with the essential power-feed apron that gives power cross feeds and a much slower sliding feed along the bed than just the leadscrew drive. In full working order running from single-phase with a Dewhurst reversing switch and equipped with: T-slotted cross slide, a top slide adapted as a vertical slide with a machine vice attached, three 3-jaw chucks (including a Taylor conical-scroll type), the correct half-depth body 6-inch independent 4-jaw chuck, fixed steady, travelling steady, indexible carriage stop, quick-set toolpost, metric thread-dial indicator, a full set of screwcutting changewheels, two tailstock chucks, two tailstock rotating centres, handle to the leadscrew end, a spare set of leadscrew clasp nuts, faceplate and the original LoVo light unit. £950 Phone: 07816-166493 (Located Andover) Pictures of the Boxford BUD lathe for sale here and details of Boxford lathes 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
For Sale: Stehman, Jenks & Stehman "bench precision" lathe, 6-inch centre height and 7 inches between centres. Made circa 1890 to 1910, this rare and unusual lathe is in superb original condition, fitted with a compound slide rest assembly, a hand T-rest, 3-jaw chuck, collet-mounted catch plate and a tailstock chuck. Connected to a vari-speed motor, it would be ready to use. $750 The lathe is in Sault St. Marie Mi ZIP 49783 U.S.A. Phone: 906-440-3662 or email: email@example.com Pictures of the Stehman, Jenks & Stehman lathe for sale here and details of Stehman, Jenks & Stehman lathes here (where this lathe for sale is featured)
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
For Sale: late-model Pollard Corona pillar drill in fine, original condition with adjustable forward and reverse tapping facility. I have owned this drill for many years and it has always been kept in my centrally heated workshop. It has a usefully large, unmarked table with two T-slots; the drill head can be slid up and down the column and the counterweighted table also adjusted to allow large workpieces to be very easily positioned. Five speeds from 210 to 1210 r.p.m. 3-phase motor--so ideal for conversion to inverter drive that would add the advantage of higher speeds. These beautifully-made drills usually suffer a hard industrial life, but this has been taken care of - and for anyone seeking a quality, British-made drill, look no further! £450 Phone: 01992-677215 Pictures of the Pollard Corona drill for sale here and details of some Pollard Corona drills here
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
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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
For Sale: 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. For more details please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Pictures of the Boley watchmaker's lathe for sale here
For Sale: Schaublin 70 precision lathe on the maker's underdrive stand with collet and multi-drawer storage. Fitted out as a capstan production lathe with a bed-mounted 6-station indexing turret head and an all-lever-action slide rest assembly with a cross slide that mounts a very rare fitting - both front and back swivelling tool slide. The headstock has a lever-action collet closer while the tailstock is the screw-feed type. Included is a large set of collets, a quick-set toolholder and some tooling for the capstan unit. £900 for the complete unit - or the accessories can be purchased separately. Email email@example.com for more details Pictures of the Schaublin 70 lathe for sale here and details of Schaublin 70 lathes here
For Sale: Sedgwick heavy-duty professional wood mortising machine. Fitted with a powerful single-phase motor and with a number of mortising chisels and two tools to re-sharpen the cutters. £675 Phone: 01302-70008 or 07768-853123
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For Sale: Drummond Round Bed lathe 4" x 13" with screwcutting. In very clean unmodified condition. Complete with an independent 4-jaw chuck and a set of screwcutting changewheels. £150. Located Southampton. Phone: 01489-795442
Pictures of the Round Bed Drummond for sale here and details of Drummond Round Bed lathes here
SOLD: Boley F1 High-precision watchmaker's lathe complete with a vast range of accessories - some rarely found on an F1 - the second tailstock (two are included), wire collets, stepped collets, cone collets, wax collets (shellac chucks), pump-centre faceplate, high-precision ring-scroll 3-jaw chuck, independent friction drive, high-contrast articulated backing arm, box chuck, flip-up T-rest, drilling collets, etc. all in the maker's fitted box. The motor is the best of the type fitted, a high-momentum "inside-out" Pabst 3-phase type. Although the paintwork is now a little shabby, it is the maker's original finish and the lathe and all its accessories are in first-class mechanical order. The only fault with the lathe is that the little drilling collets (the ones with the hex heads) do not have a suitable draw-tube. Happy to pack and ship world-wide at cost. £2450 Pictures of the Boley F1 lathe for sale here and details of Boley F1 lathes here.
For Sale: Beaver VBRP turret-type vertical milling machine with nod and inclining head with both wheel-controlled fine and lever-action drilling feeds. Complete, in working order with an Anilam Wizard DRO unit and a Clarkson Autolock chuck. Just removed from storage so needing a good clean. Please phone: 07785-257215 for more information Pictures of the Beaver vertical milling machine for sale here and details of these compact but strong and versatile millers here.
SOLD: Colchester Triumph 2000 lathe 7.5" x 50" with a gap bed to swing 23 inches (580 mm) in diameter. 2.2" spindle bore (55,5 mm) and spindle speeds to 2000 r.p.m. In full working order but just removed from storage so needs a thorough clean. Complete with a 3-jaw chuck, coolant and a Dickson quick-set toolholder £1750 Pictures of the Colchester Triumph 2000 for sale here and details of Triumph 2000 lathes here
For Sale: an unusual and interesting precision mini jig-borer/engraving machine / router (this has no nameplate but I saw one for sale recently with a plate 'Renovated by Andrew Hupfield Ltd., London E.C.3'). The machine was bought a few years ago with the idea of converting it into a profile milling machine by adapting the overhead 'saddle', which carries the motorised spindle and is usually clamped in position, free to move along the dovetail and be 'power fed' by a weight. By fitting the spindle mount with a stylus or guide pin it could then follow a template or pattern when the cross traverse was operated. However, I do not have the time! As it stands, it has enlarged micrometer dials fitted to longitudinal and cross-feed screws. All feedscrews operate smoothly and with little backlash (the longitudinal screw is protected by 'roller blinds' attached to the main carriage and the frame). It has a built-in, 15-inch diameter rotary table with a micrometer dial, graduated on its periphery 0 - 360 degrees and with two shallow jaws for holding thin material. The carriage carrying the rotary table has a cross travel of 12 inches and a movement side to side of centre of around 10 inches. The table has a number of small diameter (1/4 inch or so) tapped holes for use with small clamping devices. The cross-head carries a spindle in a bearing housing mounted on a vertical dovetail slide that can be moved up and down by a lever; this has a counterbalance weight fitted so the spindle automatically rises when the lever is released. The spindle housing also has a depth stop and screw feed. Able to run at high speeds the spindle is fitted with a small chuck to take ¼ inch or thereabouts cutter shanks and has been used in the past as a router. The whole machine is very much like an overgrown BCA type jig borer and would be ideal for making and engraving clock faces. It stands about 5 feet high and has a footprint of about 3 feet x 3.5 feet. It dismantles easily but the parts are much too heavy for me to lift in my delicate state of health, I fitted castors to help move it around. Single phase motor fitted - a previous owner (or Andrew Hupfield) -made a motor mount to fit on the cross-head behind the spindle - a bit crude but it works. Comes with a number of cutters and small clamps. £675 Pictures of the "mini-jig-borer" for sale here For more information please email Peter at: firstname.lastname@example.org
SOLD: Meyer Burger UW1 (Astoba) Universal Machine Tool. This superb, Swiss-built Machine combines many machines into one and so is ideal for a smaller workshop. Further details information can be found here: www.uw1.ch and http://www.lathes.co.uk/meyerburger/index.html
The lathe comes complete with the standard topslide; a tailstock based on a Myford Super 7 that, for versatility, takes Morse Taper 2 accessories - and an original UW1 taistock. The machine is complete on the maker's cabinet stand with storage shelves for accessories.
The original motor has been replaced with a Variable-speed Newton Tesla CL750 package that works very well - the necessity of moving the belt from pulley to pulley (one has a couple of chips) is eliminated. The machine has been in recent use and works perfectly with no issues.
The only reason for selling is that I have managed to acquire a Hardinge HLV-H and I need the space.
Please note that not all of the accessories are included in the basic price - please read below.
Accessories included in basic price:
4-jaw chuck (Meyer Burger)
Good selection of change wheels (I'm not sure if this is a full set but there are 20 gears)
Tripan 111 tool post and 3 tool holders.
P22 collet drawbar
P22 1-inch Horizontal Milling arbor including spacers
Overhead Milling Arm for horizontal arbor.
The correct Meyer Burger Milling vice
Topslide raising block (for 210 mm centre height)
Jacobs drill chuck with MT2 taper
MT1 revolving centre
P22 to MT2 collet adapter
P22 Boring bar (Heavy Duty)
Price for the above is £2750.00
Additional items available:
Complete power cross-slide parts to include several telescopic rods £700.00
Additional 125 mm & 100 mm backplates (new) enabling other chucks to be fitted £230.00
P22 to ER32 collet chuck (unused) - no collets but easy and inexpensive to obtain £200.00
The maker's slotting attachment (new) £450.00
Complete Price (to include all parts and any spares I have - as shown in photos, etc.) £3950.00
Pictures of the Meyer Burger UW1 (Astoba) for sale here
SOLD: Juvenia Precision Bench lathe 4" x 20" One of the more exclusive, very high quality Swiss-made precision plain turning lathes, this example is fitted with changewheel-driven "Chase screwcutting". I bought this as a 'project' but, as I already have too many, its never likely to be finished.
The bed has two inverted 'V's' and vertical flat face with, unusually, full-length 'T' slots at both the front and rear to mount accessories. The headstock has a 4-step pulley to take a wider-than-usual flat belt. The rear face of the large pulley having two rows of 'division' holes which are engaged by an adjustable pin. The spindle nose is threaded for a chuck and bored to accept collets. A chuch backplate is supplied, but no collets. The left-hand end of the spindle is fitted with a gear to drive a thread chasing attachment. The cross slide is of the "toolmaker" type with screw-feeds, metric micrometer dials, a swivelling top slide and an "American" adjustable toolpost.The leading edge corner has the usual marks from the chuck being run into it...T he tailstock has a metric ruler-graduated barrel and is clamped to the bed by a lever operating an eccentric 'T' bolt.The thread-chasing attachment (details of this high-precision system here) bears a remarkable similarity to that found on American Cataract lathes and is mounted on the rear vertical face of the bed. As with the Cataract device, the buttress-thread 'feedscrew' has its own thread hob built-in so new thread followers can be cut when needed. Included are a number of change wheels, a few with chipped or missing teeth. £475 or offers. Pictures of the Juvenia lathe for sale here and details of Juvenia lathes here
SOLD: a late-model long-bed Mk.3 Boxford 5" x 28" AUD all-metric lathe on the maker's improved cabinet stand with a full-length splash back and tool tray. Fitted with a metric screwcutting gearbox, power sliding and surfacing feeds and single-lever engaged backgears. The lathe still is in maker's factory finish, in excellent original condition and the last and finest of its type. Accessories included: the correct Boxford vertical milling slide with a demountable vice and T-slotted table, a T-slotted cross slide, coolant equipment, 3-jaw chuck, the correct 6-inch half-depth body Burnerd independent 4-jaw chuck, 4-way toolpost, faceplate, catchplate, a halogen light unit and a chuck guard. Supplied with the lathe is a high-quality Transwave 1-phase to 3-phase converter. £1850 Pictures of the long-bed Boxford lathe for sale here and details of Boxford lathes here
SOLD: Rivett 2C watchmaker's lathe mounted on its original and superb roll-top workbench by the J.H.Rosberg Mfg. Co. of Chicago and complete with the maker's countershaft unit. Fully restored and in superb condition, this high-class lathe is equipped with an extraordinary range of accessories including|: 80 original Rivett "wire" collets, three different length drawbars, Burnerd precision ring-scroll 3-jaw chuck with reversible face jaws, miniature 4-jaw Independent watchmakers chuck, Rivett Quill dividing plate and all 12 attachments (22,26,34,48,50,54,56,60,64,72,80 and 84 divisions ) and 4 homemade plates (46,51,68 and 78 divisions), Rivett vertical milling attachment ("revolving" tailstock), Rivett compound slide (the more expensive compound type, not the cheaper Rivett "special"), Rivett screw-feed tailstock, one-off Rivett sliding dovetail wheel-cutting attachment, five shrink-fit collets, numbers 1-5 Rivett step collets. Rivett die holder, Lorch Schmidt Universal head, assortment of 12 Rivett collets some include screw type collets for mounting gear cutters, etc., assortment of hand-filing rest cutters, Rivett centres, counter-bore cutters, demurring tools. etc., pivot drills, box of gear cutters, extra pulleys, a set of staking tools by "Star", two tool rests and other watchmaking tools. According to the leading Rivett expert, this is the most complete set of Rivett watchmakers' equipment ever discovered and includes a special, one-off, factory-made "swivelling" dividing attachment. Although unused for many decades, the lathe had survived in fine mechanical order and with everything correctly housed in the stand. One must conclude that the lathe, its accessories and stand were imported as a complete and very expensive package circa 1905 to 1910 and installed in either a watch-making factory, a high-end jewellers in London or Birmingham - or possible a Government research centre. Six batches of the Model C were made, in lots of one-hundred, the lathe shown having a serial number that places it amongst the last made in batch No. 5 at some point between 1905 and 1907.
SOLD: Atlas Mk.2 6-inch lathe 3" x 16" backgeared and screwcutting. In poor cosmetic condition but appears mechanically sound. Complete with a full set of screwcutting changewheels, 3-jaw chuck, thread-dial indicator and a copy of the maker's Operation and Spare Parts Manual. First £125 secures - so ideal as a restoration project or a source of valuable spare parts if you already have one of these lathes. Phone: 01298-872874 Pictures of the Mk.2 Atlas 6-inch lathe for sale here and details of Mk.2 Atlas 6-inch lathes here
SOLD: Myford-Drummond M-Type lathe 3.5" x 16" gap-bed backgeared and screwcutting and fitted automatic disengage to the carriage feed. Serial number J2044 denotes manufacture at Myford Beeston works in 1945. In very good condition throughout - previously little used in an automotive workshop--and ready to use again immediately. Equipped with a robust toolpost, a selection of screwcutting changewheels 20T +20T+30T +30T+35T+38T +40T +60T +65T +73T and a blank spacer gear, 4-inch 3-jaw Burned chuck, catchplate, Morse centres and a half-centre. The drive is from a single-phase motor through a heavily-built countershaft with Pollard self aligning bearings and adjustment for belt tension. A spare drive belt is included as is the complete set of literature for the M-Type as sold by lathes.co.uk. A Yahoo group for owners and operators of Drummond lathes has over 1000 subscribers and may be of interest to a future owner. £350 Pictures of the Myford Drummond M-Type for sale here and details of Myford M-type lathes here
For Sale: Wabeco D2400E screwcutting lathe in mint, hardly-used condition. 120 mm centre height and a capacity of 500 mm between centres (4.7" x 19.7"). Complete on the maker's cabinet stand with chip tray and a full-length splash back, SX collet holder with a set of ER collets from 2 to 16 mm, unused Serepton radius -turning attachment, Jones indexible toolholder set, precision live centre, 3-jaw chuck, a high-quality quick-set toolpost, precision keyless tailstock chuck, larger precision key-driven tailstock chuck key 5 to 20 mm capacity, boxed tailstock die-holder set, unused Wabeco No 10910 carbide tool set, Wabeco 10179 screwcutting changewheel set, halogen light unit and a chuck guard. Single-phase motor and a wide range of infinitely-variable speeds from 30 to 2300 r.p.m. Cost new, with extras, over £6000 (dealer link here). Offered at £2750. Phone: 01302-852309 or mobile 07920-423329 (Doncaster) Pictures of the Wabeco D2400E lathe for sale here and details of Wabeco lathes here
For Sale: a new, unused Vector watchmakers lathe. This is a comprehensive outfit with a range of genuine maker's accessories in fitted box that includes: a 48-piece 8 mm collet set from 0.3 to 8.0 mm, the Vector "Underframe" support, a Vector 240-volt motor, the correct variable-speed inverter (ROfre-897nAC-Inverter), an "overhead" to drive toolpost-mounted spindles, Vector pump-centre face plate with clamping jaws (110-02-10), 3-jaw ring-scroll chuck, 4-jaw independent chuck, tailstock chuck, small faceplate, swivelling vertical slide rest, high-speed milling and grinding spindle, two hand T-rests - one narrow one wide, compound screw-feed slide assembly, saw table, wax chucks including collet, Vector large dividing plate, arbour chuck to mount grinding discs and saw blades, set of drive dogs, slitting saw blades and a drive belt. Current retain price exceeds £6555. Offered at £4000. Prepared to pack securely and ship world-wide at cost. Please phone Peter on: 01302-852309 or mobile 07920-423329 (Doncaster). From overseas **44-1302-852308 Pictures of the Vector watchmaker's lathe here
For Sale: Parts for BCA miniature jig borers. Used and new items including: spare parts, accessories, collets, cabinet stands, toolmaker's vices, angle-setting blocks, side-mounted "tension bracket" jockey-wheel assembly, dial collar, main spindles, 3-phase motors, main switches and unused and used Imperial vertical feedscrews. Also available: lathe chucks, machine vices and a large flypress. For more details, please contact: Tenga Engineering on: 01425-622567 Details of BCA jig borers can be found here
SOLD: an interesting antique American Shepard Lathe 6" x 25" backgeared and screwcutting - and equipped with what might be described as an early form of Norton Screwcutting gearbox. Probably of the "New Shepard" type introduced in the early 1920s and sold in the UK as the "Sterling", the lathe is fitted with a robust, built-on countershaft unit, a powerful 1-phase motor and in full working order complete with all the odds and ends necessary to put it into immediate use. I'll health forces quick sale at just £150. Pictures of the H.L.Shepard lathe for sale here and details of H.L. Shepard lathes here
For sale is my fantastic 6.5" x 24" Churchill Cub Mk. 3 lathe with 3/4" bore through headstock. Well equipped with: taper turning attachment. 3-jaw 6" chuck, 4-jaw 8" chuck, collet chuck with collets from 1/8" - 3/4" in 1/16" increments, fixed and travelling steadies, a precision Multifix Type A toolpost with six tool holders (including a retractable threading tool and parting tool) - value approx £700 - cutting tools, tailstock drill chuck, quality live centre, changewheels, 12" faceplate, catchplate for turning between centres. This lathe was the subject of a thorough refurbishment ten years ago and is in good condition. Compact for it's size and strength, this is a perfect lathe for anyone building a larger loco or traction engine or undertaking motorcycle or car work - and is a lot of lathe for the money. Will cut 10 - 76 t.p.i. through the gearbox (30 thread pitches) with metric available using the changewheels. 3-phase motor so ideal for conversion to variable-speed drive from an inverter. Lots more high-resolution photos available on request and any inspection welcome. Only selling as the scale of work I do has changed and I need a lathe with a higher top speed than 1000 rpm. Phone: 07711-350552 Photographs of the Churchill Cub lathe for sale here and details of Churchill Cub lathes here
For Sale in mint condition a Rollimat Pivot Polisher. Complete with the instruction manual and single-phase motor. A great saving on new at £1600 Phone: 07969-773480 Pictures of the Rollimat Pivot Polisher for sale here
For Sale: an early Willimot 3" x 12" lathe - the first type made by the Company - this is the Mk.2 with the addition of rack-feed to the carriage, a proper compound slide rest and a set-over tailstock. Backgeared and screwcutting and fitted with a gap bed and a T-slotted cross slide, this example is in original order and complete with a good 3-jaw chuck, a set of screwcutting changewheel and their mounting stubs. Tailstock chucks and turning tools. Unfortunately the changewheel banjo is missing--but relatively easy to make. £225 Phone: 07969-773480 Pictures of the Willimot lathe for sale here and Details of Willimot lathes here
For Sale Myford and Clock-making Parts:
Myford Swivelling Vertical Milling Slide: £95 - SOLD
Myford Coolant System, three-phase, complete with distribution nozzle: £125
Clock mainspring winder by Malcolm Wilde £225 - SOLD
Precision centering microscope on a No. 2 Morse taper by Malcolm Wilde £375 - SOLD
Pictures of the parts for sale here Phone: 07969-773480
For Sale: Smart and Brown 1024 precision toolroom lathe 5.5" x 24" with a fully working Easson E5-14 DRO, 3-jaw chuck, 4-way toolpost, precision keyless tailstock chuck, light unit and a full-length splash back to the maker's cabinet stand. 3-phase electrics. This machine has been fully repainted, the slideways cleaned and stoned and all runs as it should - the only fault is the feed selector will not go between 5 to 8 (unless there is a combination of selectors that I don't know about !) There is a travelling steady and some 5C collets. A coolant pump is fitted but I don't have it plugged in and there is no on/off switch fitted. £1250 Phone: 07756-855590 Pictures of the Smart & Brown 1024 lathe for sale here and details of Smart & Brown 1024 lathes here
SOLD: 1902 Drummond 3.5" x 15|" lathe. The very first of its type identifiable by the very slight curve along the lower edge of its bed beneath the headstock; a "braced" headstock with pinch bolts passing below the bearings and a single swivelling tool slide mounted on the T-slotted boring table. Mounted on the original maker's cast-iron stand with flywheel treadle drive, this having both rim edge and smaller, central grooves for both low and high-speed drives. Complete with all the screwcutting changewheels, the stud to generate left-hand threads and a 3-jaw chuck. Stored away in 1940, it has remained unused since. Not abused, it's absolutely original and needs just a simple cosmetic restoration - it will make a most interesting restoration project. Easily dismantled to fit in even a small car. £295 Pictures of the 1902 Drummond for sale here and details of early Drummond lathes here
For Sale: a Centec 2A universal milling machine mounted on the maker's stand with chip tray and equipped with the Mk.3 swivelling vertical head - this having both wheel-operated fine and lever-action drilling feeds along the tool axis. A 4.75-inch depth raiser block is fitted, this remaining in place when changing from horizontal to vertical mode. The machine has been totally refurbished, stripped and repainted and fitted with a new 0.75kW 3-phase motor controlled by a variable-speed inverter running from the domestic 1-phase supply. With this motor the miller runs much more quietly and smoothly and, in combination with the normal gearbox, has a greatly enhanced range of speeds and the abilty to select exactly the right one for the job in hand. Both spindles have been enlarged slightly from 3/8" to take 10 mm drawbars and both a coolant system and light unit are fitted. Accessories included: a genuine Centec dividing head with tailstock, 3-jaw chuck, two dividing plates with 21 and 24 teeth and two centres. Four No.2 Morse taper spindle collets of 1/8", 1/4", 3/8" and 1/2" and some tooling. This is a high-quality machine, very versatile and an ideal companion for the model or experimental engineer. To save wear on the swivelling Centec table, an inexpensive table has been fitted - though this can easily be swapped over in around 30 minutes if necessary. £1650 Phone: 07798-587944 Pictures of the Centec 2A milling machine for sale here and details of Centec millers here
SOLD: Myford ML7 3.5" x 20", gap-bed, backgeared and screwcutting. Mounted on the maker's cabinet stand with chip tray. The lathe is in excellent original condition, in the maker's paint finish and very well equipped. Extra include: 3-jaw chuck, 4-jaw self-centering chuck, the correct half-depth body, 6-inch 4-jaw chuck, 4.5-inch independent 4-jaw chuck, a Myford swivelling milling slide, set of collets and collet nosepiece, quick-set toolpost, 4-way toolpost and the standard toolpost. Three tailstock chucks, two tailstock rotating centres, Faceplate and a set of faceplate clamps, set of drive dogs, set of screwcutting changewheels, various Morse taper centres and taper adapters. The lathe was fitted with a new single-phase, resilient-mounted motor in 2108 controlled by a Dewhurst reversing switch. As I am selling up due to ill health all my other tooling is included: the maker's operating and parts manuals, sales catalogue, three books: "The Amateur's Lathe" the "Amateur's Workshop" and "The Project" - how to built a 0-6-0 locomotive, sets of taps and dies including lots of BA, drills, a large selection of bar stock and brass and copper sheets, turning, boring and knurling tools, callipers, dividers, thread gauges, etc. There is everything you need to get started - with no further expense involved. £1150 Pictures of ML7 lathe and its equipment for sale here and details of Myford ML7 lathes here
Retiring from my musical instrument business, I have a range of bench drills, bandsaws and other items for sale - all in working order and single-phase These include:
Dust extraction unit: £475
Naerok Bench drill with compound screw-feed vice: £95
Meddings bench drill: £125
Kitty K5 bandsaw £250
Burgess bandsaw £75
T-slotted compound screw-feed table ideal for co-ordinate drilling or milling. £45
Double-ended bench grinder by "Perform" £25
Double-ended bench grinder - a quality type by Hilka £55
Other small items, drill bits etc. also available. Phone: 0117-9254538 (located Bristol) Pictures of the workshop items for sale here
For Sale: Myford ML7 lathe 3.5" x 20", gap-bed, backgeared and screwcutting. Mounted on the maker's cabinet stand with a chip tray and levelling blocks. Although cosmetically rather shabby cosmetically, the lathe has been used from new only for light-duty work with musical instruments (hence all the wood dust…). Pratt 3-jaw chuck, rotating tailstock centre and a tailstock chuck, Morse centres some turning tools and the maker's handbook. 1-phase motor with no-volt release push-button starter. £875 Phone: 0117-9254538 (located Bristol) Pictures of the Myford ML7 for sale here and details of Myford ML7 lathes here
SOLD: Myford ML7 3.5" x 20" gap-bed, backgeared and screwcutting (Serial No. K9404, circa 1949). The lathe is in good mechanical condition and perfect working order. It has always been kept indoors in a heated room and not been used for the last five years. Very well specified and equipped with virtually everything needed for either the beginner or expert, including: the useful spindle clutch; a full set of 15 almost brand new Myford direct-insert nose-piece collets with the loading tool and spindle-nose cap; lever-operated tailstock attachment; a superb, Swiss-made Multifix toolpost with six tool holders; 4-way and standard toolposts; 3-jaw chuck; a Crown 4-jaw independent chuck; Burnerd independent, half-depth body, 6-inch diameter 4-jaw chuck; fixed steady; graduated handwheel on the leadscrew end; thread-dial indicator; a set of screwcutting changewheels in their own fitted box including the 12-tooth very fine feed tumble-reverse gear; special, non-upsetting, "face-locked" zeroing micrometer dials on the cross and top slides; two faceplates; a spare chuck backplate; No. 2 Morse taper double-ended tapping die holder; hollow centre; No. 2 Morse taper V-grooved drill pad centre; tailstock rotating centre; Jacobs tailstock chuck; Morse taper adaptors and ejection tool; two Morse centres and two drive dogs.
The lathe is offered with a tool board for holding the various tools and drill chucks, the Myford operation and parts manual and sales leaflets. 1-phase electrics with a Crompton Parkinson 1/3 h.p. motor and a reversing switch. Although not fitted, the spindle belt-drive guard is present. Lathe is located in a third floor tenement in central Edinburgh with 54 steps to the pavement level. Lathe could be carried by two strong men - or partially dismantled. £850 Pictures of the Myford ML7 lathe for sale here and details of Myford ML7 lathes here.
For Sale: a classic, high-quality J.Buck lathe stamped "J. BUCK LONDON". The lathe is in original condition, in full working order and mounted on a wooden stand with 0.5 h.p. single-phase motor. The bed is 27 inches long with a capacity between centres of 22 inches and a centre height of 3.5 inches. Accessories include a Myford vertical slide, two 3-jaw chucks (2.5 and 3-inch diameters) a 4-inch diameter 4-jaw chuck, a 3-inch diameter 4-jaw chuck and two tailstock drill chucks. £775 Phone: 0117-9254538 (located Bristol) Pictures of the Buck lathe for sale here and Details of Buck lathes here
SOLD (within 24 hours) an American Sloan & Chace No. 51/2 high-precision bench lathe. This is an unusual example with a particularly robust compound slide rest (a forming slide) with lever-action feed and the very rare "Revolving Tailstock". This has one position drilled, but with room to drill four, or more - so able to act as a miniature capstan unit. Included is a set of collets, the collet drawbar, tailstock chuck and a single phase motor. The lathe is set up and in full working order. £375 Pictures of the Sloan & Chace lathe for sale here and details of these fine lathes here and the unusual components on this lathe here
SOLD: Cowells 90ME miniature precision lathe 44 mm centre height and 200 mm between centres. One private owner from new in the 1980s; used only intermittently for very light model engineering and hence in very good condition. Gap-bed, backgeared and fitted with a set of screwcutting changewheels. Well equipped with: a genuine Burned precision, ring-scroll 3-jaw chuck (specially made for Cowells), 4-jaw chuck, vertical milling slide, fixed steady, travelling steady, faceplate, 4-way toolpost, slitting-saw attachment, slitting saw blades, angle plate, machine vice, tailstock drill chuck and the necessary hexagon keys. Also included is a copy of the maker's handbook and a screwcutting chart. Total weight approximately 20 kg. £1350 (cost new today, including accessories, around £3500). Pictures of the Cowells lathe for sale here and details of Cowells lathes here
Wanted: Lorch KD50 lathe (like this) Anything considered, any condition, complete or otherwise, anywhere within the European Union. Please email Roman at email@example.com
SOLD: Myford Super 7 3.5" x 19" gap-bed, backgear and screwcutting and fitted with power cross feed. Mounted on a good wooden stand with draw storage, the maker's deep chip tray with levelling blocks and a light unit. Used only for model engineering the lathe is in excellent condition and complete with a range of useful accessories including: two 3-jaw chucks with both sets of jaws, the correct half-depth body Burnerd 6-inch independent 4-jaw chuck, Myford milling slide, Dickson quick-set toolpost and four tool holders, travelling steady, thread-dial indicator, set of screwcutting changewheels, magnetic base with two dial test indicators, tailstock rotating centre, two sizes of Jacob tailstock chuck, faceplate, set of faceplate clamps, catchplate, drive dogs, Slocomb centre drills, V-blocks, four angle plates, inside and outside callipers, Morse centres, the correct Myford oil gun and quantity of the right oil, lots of cutting tools, drills and a variety of other small items including the books, "Myford Series 7 Lathes", "The Amateur's Lathe" and "The Amateur's Workshop" . 1-phase motor with Dewhurst reversing switch. Only selling due to ill health. £2250 Pictures of the Myford Super 7 lathe for sale here and details of Myford Super 7 lathes here
For Sale: Wabeco D2000 lathe in immaculate condition. 110 mm centre height with a taper-roller bearing headstock spindle bored to pass 20 mm and with a No. 3 Morse taper centre. With one owner from new (2012), the lathe has seen only light hobby use; there is no wear and all the slideways work smoothly. The lathe is very well equipped with a range of high-quality accessories: a collet chuck with a set of 32 collets from 1 to 16 mm in steps of 0.5 mm steps, two 4-jaw independent chucks, 3-jaw chuck, a superb Multifix-type quick-set toolpost with nine assorted tool holders that take, round and square tools and parting a blade. T-slotted milling table, an angle plate, a set of screw-cutting gears, tailstock rotating centre, chuck guard, the maker's original instruction manual and the factory inspection and accuracy chart. 1-phase motor with infinitely variable-speed drive from 45 to 2300 rpm controlled by a dial with a no-volt release safety starter and an emergency stop button. List price new of the lathe and accessories currently around £4500 - offered at £1800.
The lathe is an easy, two-man lift and will fit in any hatchback car. Please phone Simon on 01280-844025 (day) or 01327-341576 (evenings) for more details. Lathe in Northampton. Pictures of the Wabeco D2000 lathe for sale here and details of Wabeco lathes here
Wanted: Cowells 90ME lathe (as seen here). Preferably with accessories, but anything considered, any location. Would also be interested any separate Cowells accessories. Please phone: 07711-350552
For sale: a collection of Vintage Machine Tools - pictures here
Drummond 3.5-inch treadle lathe 1905
Unnamed antique treadle wood lathe circa 1870--1890
Booth Brothers of Dublin: Antique, treadle plain-turning metal lathe
Manchester Rapidor hacksaw
Pollard-type swan-neck pillar drill
Hand-operated mortising machine
All in original, unmolested condition - but long-term unused and need of at least cosmetic restoration
Drummond treadle 3.5-inch lathe 1905 complete with a compound slide rest a set of screwcutting changewheels, drive dogs and other small parts. £275
Unnamed antique treadle wood lathe circa 1870 to 1890. £175
Booth Brothers of Dublin - a very rare antique treadle metal lathe with metal-turning slide rest. £275
Pollard-type swan-neck pillar drill. £95
Manchester Rapidor hacksaw with single-phase motor. £95
Manually operated mortising machine circa 1900 £95
Stand mounted electric drill £35
In addition there is a collection of very useful general workshop tools, double-ended grinders, electric motors and other odds and ends offered to buyers of the machines. pictures here
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SOLD: Meyer & Burger Universal Machine Tool UW1 Model K
This amazing piece of Swiss Machinery can be used as a backgeared screwcutting centre lathe, facing lathe, horizontal borer, drill, horizontal miller, vertical miller (and, with extra accessories, a surface grinder and slotter). Mounted on a cabinet stand and complete with a full set of changewheels for screwcutting, the horizontal milling overarm support, milling-cutter arbour, right-angle milling table, drill spindle and a user's instruction manual. Machine number 2085. Accessories include: Rhom 110mm 3-jaw chuck, 200mm faceplate, 4-jaw independent chuck, Abwood milling vice and Tripan quick change toolpost. The machine is in very good condition, the top slide and cross slide operate very smoothly. It has been unused for around twenty years so would benefit from a thorough clean and lubrication - but is complete and in full working order. The 2-speed reversing motor drives through a 4-step pulley that, together with the backgear, gives 16 spindle speeds. These are rare machines and are difficult to find in such good condition and complete with their attachments. £4750 Pictures of the Meyer & Berger for sale here and details of the Meyer & Burger UW1 here
For Sale: Drummond Admiralty B Type 1919 3.5" x 15" gap-bed, backgeared and screwcutting, fitted with power sliding and surfacing feeds from a separate power shaft and mounted on the maker's treadle stand. I acquired this lathe from the grandson of it's original purchaser - its only owner from new in 1919. Having worked on five other B Types including two Admiralty versions, I can say with confidence that this is the most original, unmolested Drummond that one is ever likely to find. With the lathe are the original tender documents, correspondence with the War Office Disposals department, Drummond Brothers and tool suppliers Brooke Tool Manufacturing Co Ltd of Birmingham (eleven sheets in total). A very careful and sympathetic restoration was carried out with the aim of preserving the original paint and cleaning and polishing as appropriate. All moving parts have been dismantled, inspected and re-commissioned for use. Set screws and fittings show the lightest of wear and tear, none having been replaced with Allen bolts or the like. The bed is sound and serviceable with very light wear. Treadle powered via a leather round belt with original - and now very rare - threaded hook and eye clips. The 1-Morse taper spindle in the tailstock is in as new condition giving a satisfying pop on extraction. Accessories include: a full set of changewheels and their proper cast-iron storage stand; travelling steady; tumble reverse assembly; hand T-rest; faceplate; Pratt 1-Morse taper 2-jaw tailstock chuck; 3-jaw Pratt chuck and a 4-jaw half-depth body chuck (the chucks are all USA made WW2 imports) half- and full Morse centres; a set of carbon-steel tool bits stamped "Drummond" and a further set stamped "Geo. Adams"; some pos HSS drill stock; spare taper pins and a reamer; a set of Slocomb USA centre drills in their original index container and, if required, a modern Crompton 1/2 h.p. motor. £575 Please call Lee on 07711-582674 and leave a message, or send a text. Pictures of the Drummond Model B Admiralty Lathe here and details of Drummond Admiralty B Type lathes here - and B Types here
For Sale: Bridgeport Series 1 Turret milling machine with the top-of-the-range 2J2 2 h.p. variable-speed head, power down-feed to the quill, 42" x 9" table, power to both the longitudinal and traverse table travels and a 2-axis digital read-out system. In excellent condition and full working order. £2750 Phone: 07703-438494 for more details. Pictures of the Bridgeport Series 1 Milling machine for sale here and full details of Bridgeport milling machines here
SOLD: Colchester Bantam 1600 Mk.1 lathe 6.625" centre height and 23" between centres. Mounted on the maker's cabinet stand with a full-length splash back and fitted with a full screwcutting and feeds gearbox, power sliding and surfacing feeds, a taper-turning unit and a D1-Cam Lock spindle nose. Spindle runs in super precision Gamet bearings. Well equipped with: 3-jaw chuck, the correct Pratt Burnerd 8-inch 4-jaw independent chuck, Dickson quick-set toolpost and holders, coolant equipment, catchplate, a set of transposing changewheels to convert the gearbox to metric screwcutting, changewheels to extend the threading range of the screwcutting gearbox, travelling steady, tailstock rotating centre, two sizes of keyed tailstock chuck, precision keyless tailstock chuck, large micrometer dial on the tailstock spindle, chuck guard, some tooling and tooling tips and two new spare drive belts. A very compact but immensely strong lathe (footprint just 53" x 23") the Bantam is in full working order. 3-phase electrics - so ideal for conversion to variable-speed inverter drive. £950 Pictures of the Colchester Bantam lathe for sale here and full details of Colchester Bantam lathes here
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 no two Centecs seem to be exactly the same - to be sure that you get back exactly what you need.
For Sale: Emco Maximat Super 11 5.5" x 25.6" (140 mm x 650 mm) geared-head lathe complete with a dual metric and imperial screwcutting gearbox, power sliding and surfacing feeds and fitted with the superb Emco swivelling head, 2-Morse taper, 6-speed powered vertical milling head with both fine and quick-action down feeds to the quill - a collet chuck is included.
1-inch (25 mm) spindle bore with a sensibly-large, direct fit (no adapter need) 4 Morse taper. 8 spindle speeds from 55 to 2200 r.p.m. Mounted on a substantial metal-framed stand with multiple draw storage. Extras include a genuine Emco 3-jaw chuck, transposing changewheels to extend the threading range of the gearbox, fixed steady, travelling steady, collet set and collet chuck, thread-dial indicator, carriage stop, tailstock chuck, and tooling, etc. An all single phase machine with a 2-speed main motor. A high-quality, very well specified lathe in full working order and ready to use. £3250 Phone: 07974-382726 I can arrange delivery at a modest cost. Pictures of the Emco Maximat Super 11 for sale here and details of Emco Maximat 11 lathes here
WANTED: Harrison M500 fixed steady and an imperial thread-dial indicator - would also consider other M500 accessories. Phone: 01900-817432
SOLD: IME Model 300 watchmaker's lathe. This late-model, English-made lathe is in superb, barely-used condition. Centre height 75 mm, the bed is in tool-steel bed and the spindle capable of running at up to 14,000 r.p.m. - though as standard the lathe runs at a maximum of 4000 r.p.m. driven by a infinitely variable-speed, 1-phase Parvalux motor through a high and low-speed toothed pulley drive system. The lathes is mounted on the maker's cast base and complete with a compound slide rest, a 4-inch Burnerd Grip-Tru adjustable-jaw high-precision 3-jaw chuck, lever-action tailstock with built-in collet closer and guide ruler, quick-set toolpost and tool holders, 4-way toolpost, rear toolpost, 3C collets for the headstock spindle, collet-mounted faceplate, fixed steady and a flip-up T-rest, tailstock chuck. Complete and ready to use. £1750 Pictures of the IME watchmaker's lathe for sale here and details of IME lathes here
SOLD: Aciera F1 high-precision vertical and horizontal miller. Intended for horological and instrument work, the F1 is considered my many experienced users to be the most accurate and versatile machine in its class. Complete with the equipment shown in the photographs. £2100 Pictures of the Aciera F1 for sale here and details of Aciera F1 milling machines can be found here
WANTED: accessories for a Colchester Chipmaster or Bantam: Burnerd lever-operated Multi-size collet chuck and collets; rear splash guard; telescopic taper-turning attachment; rear toolpost and its mounting block; fixed steady and 127 tooth metric transposing changewheel. Phone: 01622-820172
SOLD: vintage Colchester Master lathe 6" x 40", gap-bed, backgeared and screwcutting and with power sliding and surfacing feeds. Long-term (15 years) stored but complete with: countershaft unit and 1-phase motor, Taylor conical scroll 3-jaw chuck, standard 3-jaw chuck, 4-jaw chuck, 4-way toolpost, faceplate, thread-dial indicator, two tailstock chucks, a set of screwcutting changwheels and an angle plate. Needs a repair to the changewheel bracket due to storage damage £150 but urgently need the room, so any offer considered. Pictures of the Colchester Master lathe here and details of older Colchester Master lathes here
SOLD: Myford VMA Vertical Milling Head and T-slotted boring table - removed from a Myford 254.
As I have a vertical milling machine, the VMA head from my new 254 is surplus to requirements. This head was also used on the Myford Super 7 and ML7 and could be retro-fitted to one of those. All-geared and oil-bath lubricated, the No. 2 Morse head is fitted with a standard Myford spindle-nose thread, tilts 90° in each direction from upright, turns through 180° on its vertical axis and moves up and down through 314 mm. The quill has a travel of 40 mm by either a quick-action drilling lever or fine feed by a handwheel. Six spindle speeds of 130, 200, 370, 700, 1100 and 2000 r.p.m. Little used and in perfect working order, 1-phase motor with a safety, no-volt release push-button starter. £950 or close offer. Pictures of the Myford VMA vertical milling head for sale here and details of the Myford VMA head and the various fittings If you are interested in buying both the Myford VMA the Super 7B lathe advertised below, please contact the seller for a favourable response.
SOLD: Late-model Myford Super 7B lathe 3.5" x 19" gap-bed with a screwcutting gearbox and power cross feed. Mounted on the maker's Industrial cabinet stand with levelling blocks and in immaculate, very carefully used condition. Complete with a Dickson quick-change toolpost and eleven toolholders, rear toolpost, an expensive Burnerd Super Precision 3-jaw chuck, the correct half-depth body 6-inch independent 4-jaw chuck, No. 2 Morse taper Clarkson Autolock chuck and collet set, large micrometer dial on the carriage handwheel, thread-dial indicator, tailstock chuck, a spare unused chuck backplate, angle plate and a graduated handle to the leadscrew end. Single-phase motor with No-Volt safety release switch and emergency stop button. Always kept in a heated workshop. £2600 Phone: 01509-554997 Pictures of the Myford Super 7B for sale here and details of Myford Super 7 lathes here If you are interested in buying both the Myford Super 7 and the VMA advertised above, please contact the seller for a favourable response.
For Sale: Burnerd 6-inch diameter, half-depth body chuck and an 8-inch faceplate to fit the belt-drive Boxford and Viceroy lathes and also the "9-inch" South Bend. Chuck £95 Faceplate £55 + post Please phone: 0121-443274
Pictures of the chuck and backplate for sale here
SOLD (in one day…): Boley & Leinen WW83 toolmaker's and watchmaker's lathe. A late-model Boley & Leinen design with an integral base and motor-drive-countershaft system. In splendid original condition and complete with a second headstock, compound slide rest assembly, lever-action collet closer, light unit and the very rare screwcutting attachment with a full set of changewheels. Also included is the maker's fitted box of accessories that includes: pump-centre faceplate, 6-jaw chuck, ring-scroll precision 3-jaw chuck, 4-jaw independent chuck, safety pulley attachment, complete sets of wire, step-up (button), cone and fir tree collets, brass split tailstock collets, wax chucks, saw-arbor collet, wheel chucks, Jacot drums, rose cutters, sinking tools, etc. 3-phase motor running from converter. £2500 Pictures of the Boley & Leinen WW8 lathe for sale here and Details of Boley & Leinen WW83 models here
SOLD: Multico Model TH3 - a heavy-duty, professional grade wood thicknesser. 3-phase electrics. Full working order. Reduced to just £550 Phone: 01630-654455 or mobile 07976-918647 ((Whitchurch, Shrops.)
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