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 machines continued here
For Sale: 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 Please phone: 07785-257215 for more information. 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
For Sale: 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. £475 or offers. Phone: 01206-841593 or mobile 07855-756786 Pictures of the Pultra lathe for sale here and details of Pultra lathes here
For Sale: 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
For viewing and more information, please call Matt on: 07831-644447 I'm happy to send additional pictures if requested.
Pictures of the Meyer Burger UW1 (Astoba) 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. £2975 Phone: 07544-239316 Pictures of the Schaublin 70 lathe for sale here and details of Schaublin 70 lathes 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
For Sale: 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. Phone 01303-862489 ( Canterbury) Pictures of the long-bed Boxford lathe for sale here and details of Boxford lathes here
For Sale by auction: David Stanley Auctions, 12th April: 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.
World-wide export possible at cost. Visit the auction site and/or email the owner: O.email@example.com
Pictures of the lathe for sale here with additional pictures here, its pre-restoration state here and details of Rivett watchmakers' lathes found here
For Sale: 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
For Sale: 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 Phone: 0151-6539589 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
For Sale: 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. Please phone evening 01751-430152 for more details. 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
For Sale: 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 Phone: 07837- 595 693 (Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria) 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
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. £575 Pictures of the Drummond lathe for sale here and Details of Drummond lathes here and B-Type lathes here
Wanted: Lorch KD50 lathe (like this) Anything considered, any condition, complete or otherwise, anywhere within the European Union. Please email Roman at firstname.lastname@example.org
For Sale: 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 Phone: 01983-404175 (Isle of Wight) 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
Items located in Kirkcudbright, Scotland (postcode DG6). Phone: 0792-9873649 or email: email@example.com
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
For Sale: 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. Phone: 07770-673906 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.)
For Sale: Edgwick Lathe Type TD 6.5" x 30". An older machine but very heavily built with a full screwcutting and feeds gearbox, power sliding and surfacing feeds and a large detachable gap piece that allows work up to 20 inches in diameter and 5 inches deep to be machined on a faceplate. Clutched and auto-braked spindle running taper roller bearings and with a 1.75-inch bore. Hardened plunger location to the top slide for "dead-on" alignment with the bed. Complete with: 3-jaw chuck, 4-way toolpost, thread-dial indicator (and an indicator to cut multi-start pitches). An ideal, strong, but low-cost lathe for a farm, motor or general-repair workshop. 3-phase electrics. Faults: the bed gap piece is missing; however, the chuck reached well forward and so the carriage remains almost fully supported even when well forward. It is not known if the motor runs. Now only £175 Phone: 01630-654455 or 07976-918647 (Whitchurch, Shrops)
Wanted - BOLEY 4H or 4E plain-turning production lathe parts and accessories. 120 mm centre height - would also consider a whole machine--any condition. Parts required - cross and top slide assembly - screw or lever feed; 4-jaw chucks, chuck backplate; tool holders for cross slide or cut-off slide; tailstock; collets (161e); tee bolts and nuts. Any interesting accessories considered. Also looking for 3/4" straight shank turret tooling. I'm based in Ireland but can collect from UK in person, or pay for packaging and delivery. Text or phone and I'll call you back. I'd also be grateful for any information on the manufacture of these machines, particularly the spindle and bearings design and tolerances etc, the exact thread size of the spindle nose, and any other advice or tips on these lathes and their operation. Thanks. Phone: 00353-876211694
SOLD: Myford 254 Plus centre lathe with a Myford-branded powered vertical milling head. The lathe has screwcutting and feeds gearbox and power cross feed. A high-specification version of the 254, the "Plus" has an increased centre height of 5.34" and a hardened bed. The 6-speed milling head swivels, has a No. 2 Morse taper spindle, both fine and quick-action drilling feeds and is fitted with a Clarkson Autolock chuck and drill chuck. Mounted on the maker's cabinet stand with a full-length splash back, the lathe comes with a wide range of accessories including the original 5-inch 3-jaw chuck, 6-inch 4-jaw chuck, rotary table, engineers precision vice, three standard machine vices, 4-way toolpost, the maker's T-slotted boring table, two tailstock rotating centres, three tailstock chucks, thread-dial indicator, fly cutter, three knurling tools, milling cutter arbor, tailstock-mounting 6-station capstan unit, drive dogs, masses of turning and boring tools, end mills, sets of standard and numbered drills, taps, dies, Slocomb centres, two bottles of Myford lubricant and a toolmaker's wooden cabinet with assorted tooling, verniers, callipers, micrometers, dial indicators, sets of files, reamers - and a host of other associated and useful items all as shown in the photographs. The lathe has been carefully used and is in full working order. All single-phase electrics. £2750 Pictures of the Myford 254 Plus for sale here and details of Myford 254 lathes here
SOLD (in two days….): an exceptionally fine Boxford long-bed AUD Mk.2 all imperial lathe with screwcutting gearbox and power cross feed. One of the very last made, it is mounted on the final type of cabinet stand with a full-length splash-back, tool tray and headstock-mounted push-button electrical controls. The lathe was supplied direct from Boxford to the first owner, a model engineer, as a single phase machine. Due to ill health it remained little used until I bought it ten years ago and since then it has been seldom used and kept in dry storage. The original 1-phase motor has been replaced by a Jaguar Cub inverter and 3-phase motor, supplied and programmed by Transwave. The motor has infinitely variable speed drive and the machine runs very smoothly. Very well equipped with: built-in coolant, Bison 3-jaw, chuck, T-slotted cross slide, a genuine Boxford T-slotted boring table, the correct Burnerd half-depth boy 6-inch 4-jaw, a full set of imperial collets with drawbar, spindle-nose adaptor and nosepiece protector, an original Boxford "Rapid" quick-change toolpost (Dixon holders fit perfectly), fixed steady, hand T-rest with the correct mounting, faceplate, catchplate, carriage stop, thread-dial indicator, inch-to-metric transposing changewheel set, headstock spindle reducing sleeve, drill chucks, Morse centres, an adaptor to mount the Boxford chucks to a rotary table, an unused Boxford spindle thread tap, a spare unused cross feedscrew and nut, drive dogs, a " Gibraltar" type toolpost mounting, halogen light unit - it even has cabinet key and Boxford key ring. The entire lathe is in excellent condition, very well cared for and smooth running, This must be one of the very finest Boxford AUD models ever offered. I have very good access for collection - from near Folkestone, Kent. £2500
Pictures of the Boxford AUD for sale here and full details of Boxford lathes here
SOLD: Dore Westbury vertical milling machine fitted with a 3-axis DRO (with two live). Designed to offer the maximum versatility for the model engineer, and to accommodate both large and small jobs, this Dore Westbury is in excellent original condition and full working order. Carried on the end of a horizontal ram that can be slide in and out and rotated, the No. 2 Morse taper spindle has a standard Myford nose thread. The quill is moved by both a quick-action drilling lever and, through worm-and-wheel gearing, a fine-feed handwheel with micrometer dial. Equipped with multiple T-slots, the table is driven by feed screws with very large micrometer dials. The head has the slow-speed epicyclic gearbox fitted and a Modeloy collet chuck with three imperial collets. Mounted on a substantial wooden stand and equipped with a 1-phase motor and push-button starter. £795 or, without the DRO £575 Pictures of the Dore Westbury for sale here and details of Dore Westbury millers here
For Sale: Smart & Brown Mk.2 Model A toolroom lathe. 4.5" x 18" (118 x 508 mm) with a full screwcutting gearbox, power sliding and surfacing feeds and mounted on the maker's cabinet stand. Twelve spindle speeds from 39 to 1403 r.p.m. This is a high-class machine tool originally built regardless of cost and in full working order on a single-phase supply. Complete with a 3-jaw chuck, a set of 39 collets, 4-way toolpost, precision keyless tailstock chuck - and all the miscellaneous equipment and material as left by the last owner. The lathe also appears to have a drilling headed mounted at the back. Parts for these lathes are still available from the manufacturer. £1250 Phone: 07907-395820 Pictures of the Smart & Brown Model A lathe for sale here and details of Smart & Brown Model A toolroom lathes here
SOLD: Tom Senior Major ELT Universal vertical and horizontal milling machine. In superb, little-used condition this top-of-the-range Tom Senior is the very rare "Universal" with a swing table. The ELT incorporated a number of improvements and refinements including a strong dovetail overarm in place of the round type, an extended table with greater travels, a larger and more rigid knee and chain instead of belt-driven table power feeds, a No. 40 INT horizontal spindle end fitting and twelve speeds 50 to 1660 r.p.m. The ELT also has internally-mounted, speed-reduction gearing that allows much deeper cuts when used in the horizontal mode. Complete with all the horizontal equipment - overarm, drop bracket and cutter-holding arbor, a Tom Senior Vertical head, Clarkson Autolock chuck and collets, cutter guards, light unit, a good swivel-base machine vice, wooden boards to guard the table and some cutters. Single- phase electrics. £2750 Pictures of the Tom Senior Major ELT miller for sale here and details of Tom Senior ELT millers here
WANTED: Myford 254 Top Slide or top and cross slide - any associated parts. Please phone: 01223-560721
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. £475 each. Please phone: 01384-891800 for full details. Pictures of the Ward Auto capstan lathes for sale here
SOLD: Micro Vertical Milling Machine with inclinable head and column and both fine and rapid-action downfeeds to the quill. Complete with: milling chuck and eight collets of the ER20-MS2 type, a heavy-duty milling vice, a set of 14 pairs of precision parallels, a pair of precision V-blocks and a large set of 3 to 12 mm end mills. £375
Pictures of the Micro Vertical Milling Machine for sale here
SOLD: Chester Conquest Lathe: 3.5-inch (90 mm) centre height and 12.8 inches (325 mm) between centres. Screwcutting and with infinitely variable speeds from 100 to 2500 r.p.m., a 20 mm spindle bore and a No. 2 Morse taper tailstock spindle. Very well equipped and complete with a number of extras over the basic specification. 3-jaw chuck with ordinary and soft jaws, 4-jaw chuck, fixed steady, faceplate, quick-change toolpost, 4-way toolpost, eight tailstock chucks with a wooden support bench, clamping kit, machine vice, chip tray, dial indicator and magnetic stand, boxed 0-25 mm micrometer, two V-blocks, Slocomb centre drills, Morse centres, the correct spanners and chuck keys, etc. In immaculate, little-used condition £375 Pictures of the Chester Conquest lathe for sale here
For Sale: Jones & Shipman 540 surface grinder serial No. BO 93637 built January, 1977. In good working condition with the wheel head rebuilt by specialists Andmar Ltd. Well equipped with an 18" x 6" permanent magnet chuck, a swivelling electromagnetic chuck with power supply and two-off 18" x 6" electromagnetic chucks (these lack power cable), a wheel balancing fixture, coolant tank, several grinding wheels and the makers Instruction and Parts Manual. £1550. The machine weight is in excess of 600 kg and I have an "A " frame that can lift to clear a low trailer less than 5-feet 6-inches wide. However, I can also arrange collection and delivery by a Hiab-equipped truck at cost. Please phone: 01745-814882 for more information. Pictures of the Jones & Shipman 540 grinder for sale here and details of Jones & Shipman 540 grinders here
SOLD: Cowells 90ME lathe 2" x 8" gap-bed, backgeared and screwcutting - a precision miniature lathe yet with all the facilities of a larger machine. One user from new - who used it only for modifying electronic components. Mounted on the maker's base casting with built-on 1-phase motor and countershaft unit and in superb, little-used condition. Complete with arrange of genuine Cowell's accessories including: vertical milling slide, fixed steady, long T-slotted cross slide, dog clutch with auto-feed carriage trip to the leadscrew, precision ring-scroll 3-jaw chuck, three imperial collets and the collet nosepiece, faceplate, machine vice, tailstock rotating centre, 90 mm cast-iron faceplate, a set of screwcutting changewheels, graduated handle to the leadscrew end, tailstock chuck, a set of the correct turning tools (only one is used) and a copy of the original maker's operation manual - everything need to get started. £1350 or near offer (current retail price on 01/12/18 exceeds, with VAT, £4100) Pictures of the Cowells lathe for sale here and details of Cowells lathes here
SOLD: a very interesting, vintage-era, James Spencer "front-way" lathe 4" x 15" backgeared, screwcutting and in full working order. This example of a Spencer is almost certainly the best equipped and well-set up one ever found with accessories including: what could well be the maker's original overhead fast-and-loose countershaft with instant stop-start control, two 3-jaw chucks, two 4-jaw chucks, faceplate with watch-lathe type clamps, standard radially-slotted faceplate, swivelling T-slotted boring table to go in place of the top slide, two tailstock, one with a capstan-handle drive, tailstock-mounted 6-station indexing capstan head, thread-dial indicator, hand T-rest, several toolposts, tailstock chuck, a set of screwcutting changewheels and a quantity of turning and boring tools. The lathe, owned by one family from the early 1900s, has been retro-fitted with large micrometer dials on the cross and top slides. The bench-mounted assembly is also available if required. "Front-way" refers to the fact that the lathe bed has is carriage ways on the front rather than top face of the casting. £475 Pictures of the Spencer lathe for sale here and details of James Spencer lathes here
SOLD: a late-model Aciera F3 vertical and horizontal universal milling machine. Equipped with the essential universal, multi-angle, tilting and swivelling table, the horizontal overarm and cutter-holding arbor, vertical head and coolant. The 600 x 205 mm table has eight power feeds with high and low ranges. Included is a selection of W20 collets and collet drawbar. 3-phase but converted to run on Inverter; this is not included but I can offer advice as to which unit would be suitable. This is a sturdy, top-quality, Swiss-made milling machine on a compact footprint that has enormous versatility - and is in very good condition. £2,750 Pictures of the Aciera F3 milling machine for sale here and full specification details of Aciera F3 millers here
For Sale: a very rare and beautiful 6 mm Wolf Jahn Watchmakers lathe in its original case with a wide range of desirable accessories. The set includes, amongst other items: the original foot; standard headstock; headstock with fixed super-accuracy faceplate; tailstock; toolholder for square and round cutters; T-rest holder with two Ts; a very strong Wolf Jahn vertical slide with an attached swivelling high-speed milling and grinding spindle; a very small diameter (just 52.5 mm!) original Wolf Jahn 3-jaw chuck; an original Wolf Jahn 4-jaw chuck; a set of five step chucks; saw table; eight screw chucks; universal runner with two Jacot drums - one for large and the other for small work (up to 0,01 mm but unfortunately with rust on both of them); three special chucks for holding wheels while being cut (very rare); crown chuck with three different caps (very rare); box chuck; set of twelve flat sinkers (not all in good condition); set of eleven rose cutters; screw chuck; a set of small brass chucks for holding screws, etc. A large spindle-mounted dividing plate, almost certainly custom made with divisions of: 360 -204 -192 - 186 ( ! ) -168 -156 -150 - 144 -132-100 -80 -76 -58 -54 -49 -47 -46 - 43 -37 -31. The original driving system for headstock and the milling and grinding spindle . 58 Collets: 2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-14-15-16-18-20-22-24-25-26-28-30-32-34-35-36-38-39-40-42-44-45-46-47-48-49 and 50. Recessed collets: 8-10-12-14-18-20-22-26-28-30-32-34-35-36-38-40-42-43-45-46 and 50. This lathe has everything necessary for cutting wheels for clocks and watches .
GBP 2150 shipping within the EU 75GBP. For more details please contact by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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For Sale: a Leinen "Reform" watchmaker's lathe. Beautifully presented in its fitted maker's box with a large set of accessories: two tailstocks - push and lever-feed, wire and stepped collets, double-roller filing rest, standard and flip-up T-rests, wax chucks, box chuck, two carrier pulleys, rose cutters, sinking tools, two Jacot drums, saw table, self-centring drilling-cum pivoting attachment, self-centring drilling plates, safety pulley, etc. £1250 (happy to pack and post world-wide at cost) Phone: 07957-370435 Pictures of the Leinen "Reform" watchmakers' lathe for sale here and details of the Leinen Reform lathes here
For Sale: Toyo ML1 miniature precision lathe 50 mm centre height and admitting 250 mm between centres. Rear-mounted single phase motor with neat, built-in switch-gear that drives the spindle directly or via a speed-reducing intermediate pulley giving speeds of 250, 1000, 2000 and 3000 r.p.m. The hardened and ground spindle runs in precision ball races and is bored through to clear 12mm. Rigid and well supported, the carriage is guided by both the front, back and top and bottom faces of the bed - a rare arrangement seen only on very few lathes. Fitted with a ring-scroll 30-jaw chuck, the lathe is little used and in full working order. £850. Phone: 01422-360982 (Halifax) Happy to pack and post to any location. The Pultra lathe bed £100 - or offers. Pictures of the Toyo ML1 lathe for sale here and details of Toyo ML1 lathes here
For Sale: a special, one-off John Stevens vertical milling machine intended for fine horological and similar work. The miller incorporates a variety of extra movements and table fittings and is designed to be as versatile as possible, allowing the head to be positioned not only in a variety of ways but also to have an extended range of travels. The miller consists of a compound slide rest, topped by a separate T-slotted table, a built-in vice and detachable round drilling table. The head - which takes 8 mm collets - is mounted on a swivelling T-slotted slide (along which it can be moved) the whole assembly able to be moved up and down and swivelled around the supporting column. Drive is from a 12-volt DC variable-speed motor. Table travel is around 3 inches in each direction, the machine stands around 12 inches high and can be dismantled into its component parts for posting (pictures of the individual parts are at the bottom of the page). Also included is a set of collets, twelve boxes of horological drills, a rotary table, angle plate, some bar and other metal stock, fine-pitch taps and dies and a light unit. £1250 Phone: 07833-985003 Pictures of the Stevens precision milling machine for sale here and details of Stevens milling machines here
For Sale: Viceroy 280VS. A top-of-the-range 5.5" x 24" lathe with a screwcutting gearbox, power cross feed and infinitely variable-speed drive. Mounted on the maker's cabinet stand with chip tray, a full-length splash back, three drawers on the left and a cupboard on the right. Fitted with a D1-3" CamLock spindle nose instead of a thread, dual inch/metric micrometer dials on the cross and top-slide feeds and a 3-jaw chuck. The lathes has been fully checked and is in perfect working order. A heavily-built but very compact lathe. 3-phase electrics so ideal for conversion to inverter drive. £950 No photographs I'm afraid (I don't have a computer) but you are welcome to phone for more details and call to inspect. Phone 01732-779016 (Ivan Stocks, Sevenoakes, Kent) Details of Viceroy 280VS lathes here
For Sale: IME watchmakers' lathe Model CWO/8 The rare and originally expensive "Complete Workshop Outfit" model number CWO/8 was one of the first watchmakers' lathes to be offered on a self-contained base - in this case a 28 lb piece of cast-iron 13" x 15" with an adjustable motor mount, collet tray, motor with foot controller and countershaft unit. This English-made example survives in its basic form, the lathe bed being made from tool steel, the headstock fitted with a high-precision Burnerd ring-scroll 3-jaw chuck, a tailstock chuck in the lever-action tailstock spindle and a single-phase motor mounted on the base. £450 Phone: 07833-985003 Pictures of the IME watchmaker's lathe for sale here and details of IME lathes here
SOLD: a late-model Andra & Zwingenberger 8 mm watchmaker's lathe. Mounted on the maker's base plate with single-phase motor, built-in switchgear and lever-action to the cross, top and tailstock slides. £350 Pictures of the Pictures of the Andra & Zwingenberger lathe for sale here and details of Andra & Zwingenberger lathes here
For Sale: Swivelling vertical milling head to fit all models of Centec 2, 2A and 2B millings machines. £575 Small dividing/indexing unit. £55 Phone: 01489-795442 Pictures of the Centec vertical head and a dividing unit for sale here and
details of Centec millers here
For Sale: Pultra 17/50 miniature precision lathe fitted for repetition work with: a bed-mounted capstan unit, two lever-action, cut-off (forming) slides and a lever-operated collet closer. £550 Phone: 01489-795442 Pictures of the Pultra lathe for sale here and details of Pultra lathes here
SOLD: a number of genuine G.Birch of Manchester ornamental lathe accessories including rectilinear and 3-jaw chucks, cutter frames, cutter holders, box of milling cutters, slide stops, etc. all as illustrated. Happy to ship to any location at cost. Phone: 01326-377160 or 07974-913974 Pictures of the G.Birch ornamental turning lathe accessories for sale here
Myford lever-action collet chuck: £100
40 assorted collets to fit the Myford collet chuck. Choose your sizes: £12 each
Three-off genuine Record-made pipe wrenches: 3-inch capacity with 36-inch long handles (these units are sized on the handle length). All little used. £50 each
Two-off Record-made chain wrenches 4-inch capacity. Both in very good condition. £50 each
Record Pipe-fitter's folding bench fitted with a 2-inch capacity Record pipe vice. £100
No photographs I'm afraid (I don't have a computer) but you are welcome to phone for more details and call to inspect. Phone 01732-779016 (Ivan Stocks, Sevenoakes, Kent)
Wanted Vertical or Universal Miller such as Aciera F3, Tom Senior E-Type or Junior Vertical or Light Vertical, Beaver Model A, Elliott 00 Omnimill, Deckel FP1 - or something similar. Private buyer, please phone: 01748-826311 or 0792-3417365 181212
Wanted: parts for - or a complete - Pools 3-inch Special lathe of the type shown here. Anything considered, any condition, ant location. Phone: 07530-470440 181212
For Sale: two Lorch watchmaker's lathes and a set of large turns all held within a fitted box and complete with an astonishingly wide range of accessories - the main ones consisting of a huge number of collets - wire, cone and fir-tree, a vertical slide with a high-speed milling and grinding head, compound screw-feed slide rest, pump-centre faceplate and 3 and 6-jaw high-precision ring-scroll 3-jaw chucks and a screwhead polishing attachment. An examination of the box's contents show it to contain virtually everything a watch repair or maker would need to pursue his or her craft. £1900 or near offer. I'm happy to pack securely and ship world-wide at cost. Phone: 01803-664602 or 0750-3660568 (Paignton, Devon) Pictures of the Lorch watchmaker's lathes for sale here and details of Lorch watch lathes here
WANTED: Jones & Shipman miniature cylindrical grinder Type 520--as shown here. Anything considered, even incomplete, any location. Please email: email@example.com 181212
SOLD: Colchester Student 6.5" x 24" lathe with a detachable-gap bed, power sliding and surfacing feed gearbox, two 3-jaw chucks, 4-jaw chuck, the special chuck spanner, quick-set toolpost, spare chuck backplate and a coolant pump The lathe has been removed from its stand and is long-term unused. However, everything is there and it could easily be put back into working order - or dismantled for its valuable spare parts. £450 We have lifting facilities and can assist with loading. Pictures of the Colchester Student for sale here and details of Colchester Student Lathes here
For Sale: Boxford VM30 Vertical milling machine mounted on the maker's cabinet stand with chip tray. Table 21.65" x 5.9" with 11 inches of longitudinal travel and 5.5 inches in traverse. Infinitely-variable spindle speeds from 50 to 2000 r.p.m. - 50 to 500 r.p.m. in backgear and from 500 to 2000 r.p.m. in direct drive - a rev counter showing the speed selected. Spindle runs in preloaded Timken taper roller bearings, has a No. 30 INT nose and the head can be swivelled 45° each side of central. This is a little-used, ex-school machine that has been recommissioned after standing for some time and is in full working order. Complete with a good swivel-base machine vice, a Clarkson Autolock chuck and collets, slitting-saw holder, a Jacobs chuck on a 30INT fitting, a selection of end mills, slab-mill holder, Lo-Vo light unit, coolant and a copy of the maker's operation manual. A compact but powerful and versatile little miller ideal for the home workshop. 3-phase electrics so ideal for conversion to inverter drive. £1350 I can arrange UK-wide delivery at cost UK. Phone: 07791-532476 Pictures of the Boxford VM30 milling machine for sale here and details of Boxford VM30 millers here
For Sale: Wabeco F1200E vertical milling machine on the maker's cabinet stand; manufactured 2006. Owned from new by retired toolmaker, and used only to make approximately six small Stuart model steam engines and hence in lovely, cared-for, almost-as-new condition. 240 volt single phase 13 amp This is a top-quality, German-made machine, very well equipped and still sold by Wabeco and Emco in the UK; details can be found here:
They also sell a retrofit CNC conversion kit for these machines.
Accessories include: 2 Morse taper ESX 25 Collet chuck, ESX 25 Collet set, Clamping Set, Precision Machine Vice, Drilling Vice, 2 Morse taper Drill chuck and key. 3 Morse taper Slitting saw arbour, Metric and Imperial Drawbars, 2 Morse taper carbide insert tool and the original Handbook/manual
Current new prices from Emco are as follows:
ESX 25 Collet Chuck........... £98
ESX25 Collet set................. .£265
Precision Vice..................... .£167
Clamping Set...................... .£101
So, currently around £4500 to buy everything new.
Cash on collection preferred, however am willing to strap to a pallet for collection by the buyer's courier, once funds are cleared (Bank Transfer or Cheque) Pallet lifting facilities available for loading. £2850 Phone: 0781-0002549 (Leeds) Pictures of the Wabeco F1200E Milling machine for sale here
SOLD: Myford ML7R 7 lathe 3.5" x 19" gap-bed, backgeared and screwcutting and mounted on the maker's cabinet stand with levelling blocks and deep chip tray. The ML7R is actually a Myford Super 7 but with ML7 cross and top slides - the lathe shown is a late model and also has the Super 7 spindle clutch. In immaculate condition having had hardly any use from new - and then only on clock parts. Kept in a heated garage and well equipped with: 1-phase motor and Dewhurst reversing switch, two precision ring-scroll 3-jaw chucks, 4-jaw chuck 4-way toolpost, graduated handle to leadscrew end, fixed steady, travelling steady, large faceplate, small faceplate, catchplate, spare chuck backplate, chuck guard, Morse centres, a set of screwcutting changewheels, set of turning tools, tailstock rotating centre, tailstock chuck, rotary knurling tool, thread-dial indicator and the maker's Operation, Maintenance and Parts Manual. £2250
For Sale: a Mk.1 Emco Unimat. Still in its original state, this one of the very first Emco Unimats manufactured in 1954. A true collectors' item. Some of the features include:
Complete in its original box with all the basic tools, in its original crackle-black finish; standard 40Watt original motor - still working perfectly and the original bakelite switch and plug. Very rare - and hard to find in this almost as-new condition. Euro 695. Pictures of the Emco Unimat Mk.1 for sale here For more information about the early Emco Unimat models see this page and for the full history of the Unimat this page Shipping worldwide at cost to the buyer. For shipping options, please contact me by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For Sale: late-model Myford ML10 lathe 3.25" x 13" backgeared, screwcutting and with a roller-bearing headstock , Mounted on a maker's open stand with chip tray and raiser bocks that has been neatly converted with covered faces and cupboard/shelf storage with a door. Factory-fitted and wired with the correct single-phase, resilient-mount Brook Crompton 1/3 h.p. motor and a Dewhurst reversing switch. Complete with: an internally threaded Burnerd 3-jaw chuck, a set of Myford quick-set "boat" tooling, faceplate, a set of screwcutting changewheels and the contents of the stand including a micrometer, turning tools, a set of BA taps, etc. A compact, versatile lathe in full working order and ready to use. £750. I'm happy to put on a pallet for delivery by my local company Pallet-Force. Phone: 01357-520419 (south of Glasgow) or 07957-568535 Pictures of the Myford ML10 lathe for sale here and details of Myford ML10 lathes here
For Sale: two inexpensive machines, lying under power, to clear:
1) SOLD Colchester Student 1800 a gap-bed lathe with equipment including an unused universal coolant unit (which is unconnected). £1900 plus VAT or close offer considered.
2) Christen 05-8 Drill Grinder. A top-quality, Swiss-built machine with centring device, tongs, optics and other items. £495 plus VAT or close offer considered.
For more details, please contact: Tenga Engineering on: 01425-622567
Pictures of the Colchester Student 1800 lathe and Christen drill grinder for sale here
SOLD: Wadkin professional saw-sharpening machine. A beautifully built machine but long-term unused and in need of a thorough clean. £375 Pictures of the Wadkin saw sharpener for sale here
Phone: 01630-654455 or mobile 07976-918647
SOLD: Emco Maximat V10 Lathe & Milling Machine 5" x 25" mounted on the maker's cabinet stand with chip tray and storage cupboard. Specification includes an all-geared headstock, the maker's built-on powered vertical milling head (with a No.2 Morse taper spindle) and a full screwcutting and feeds gearbox together with what is believed to be the maker's metric threading transposing set consisting of a further set of changewheels and a second mounting bracket and studs. Eight spindle speeds from 60 to 2500 r.p.m. driven by a 2-speed, 1-phase motor and built-in switchgear. Graduated micrometer collars to the leadscrew, tailstock spindle and leadscrew end. Complete with a genuine Emco rotary table and three division plates, a large T-slotted cross slide that also acts a table for milling, 3-jaw chuck, 4-jaw chuck, 4-way and single toolposts, thread-dial indicator, a chuck for the milling head, tailstock chuck, two tailstock rotating centres, chuck guard (not fitted), spare V and toothed belts and a selection of turning and boring tools. Unused for some time so a little stained - but only used for model engineering and so in excellent mechanical condition and with a perfect bed. £1750 Pictures of the Emco V10 for sale here and details of these robust and versatile lathes here
For Sale: a new, unused Myford Super 7BPXF 3.5" x 19" gap-bed, backgeared and fitted with a screwcutting gearbox and power cross feed. Recently taken from its maker's crate and mounted on a new Myford Industrial cabinet stand (£750) and fitted with a new motor controlled by a new Newton-Tessa variable speed drive unit (£485). Also included is a Dickson quick-set toolpost with five toolholders, a lever-action tailstock fitting, internally-threaded 3-jaw chuck, fixed steady, travelling steady, thread-dial indicator and the maker's tool kit consisting of oil gun, spindle-adjustment spanners, etc. Sensible offers considered. Please phone: 01409-261532 (N.Devon) or 07849-698539 Pictures of the new Myford Super 7B for sale here and details of Myford Super 7 lathes here
For Sale: late-model Myford Super 7BPXF lathe with a screwcutting gearbox, power cross feed and mounted on the maker's stand with deep chip tray and raiser blocks. One owner from new and in immaculate, very carefully used condition and complete with: 3-jaw chuck, the correct half-depth body 6-inch 4-jaw chuck, Dickson quick-set toolpost with 4 tool holders, thread-dial indicator, tailstock rotating centre, tailstock chuck, tailstock plain drill pad, tailstock V-shaped drill pad, a set of drive dogs, and a handle to turn the spindle by hand, headstock spindle bearing adjustment spanners and an oil gun, 1-phase motor with the correct combined reversing switch and safety No-volt release starter. £3800 or a sensible offer. Phone: 01409-261532 (N.Devon) or 07849-698539 Pictures of the Myford Super 7B for sale here and details of Myford Super 7 lathes here
For Sale: Bridgeport Model E slotting head to fit Series 1 Bridgeport turret milling machines. In perfect working order. 1/4 h.p. 3-phase motor. Stroke length up to 4 inches (100 mm). Stroke rates 60, 85, 120, 170, 245 and 350 per minute. £650. Only for sale due to retirement from my precision machine-shop business. Phone: 07970-672628 Pictures of the Bridgeport slotting head for sale here and details of Bridgeport milling machine heads & accessories here
SOLD: Meteor wood-turning lathe with bowl-turning attachment. Seldom found, this exceptional strong but compact Glasgow-built wood lathe has been fitted with raiser blocks giving a centre height of around 6.5 inches - and with a correspondingly vast bowl-turning capacity. Twin T-hand-rest supports, rotating tailstock centre, wood-screw chuck, 1-phase motor with push-button starter and mounted on a substantial bench. There may well be an assortment of turning tools and other small items available. £225 Pictures of the Meteor wood lathe and band sander for sale here and details of Meteor wood lathes here
For Sale: Myford ML7 lathe 3.5" x 19" with a genuine Myford taper turning attachment (in very good condition), an original "Sparey" screwcutting gearbox and the superior type of Super 7 tailstock. Mounted on the maker's stand with deep chip tray and levelling blocks. 240v single phase electrics. Front and rear quick-change toolposts with 6 tool holders to fit both posts. Two 3-jaw chucks, 4-jaw chuck, catchplate, fixed steady, travelling steady and a thread-dial indicator. Has the traditional backlash in both cross and top-slide nuts but overall is a very nice condition lathe with some expensive accessories. Can by tried and tested. Phone: 0777-3359536 Pictures of the Myford ML7 for sale here and details of Myford ML7 lathes here
SOLD: a late-model Boxford AUD lathe 5" x 24" on the maker's under drive cabinet stand. In superb, very carefully-used condition and fitted with a metric screwcutting gearbox and power sliding and surfacing feeds Complete with an almost new Transwave converter and fitted with: T-slotted cross slide, 3-jaw chuck, 4-jaw chuck, 4-way toolpost, faceplate, catchplate, tailstock chuck, Morse centres chuck guard and the maker's handbook. This lathe runs particularly smoothly and quietly and is mounted on casters for ease of movement. £1350 Phone: 01277-233497 Pictures of the Boxford AUD lathe for sale here and details of Boxford lathe here
SOLD: Centec 2A Universal Vertical and Horizontal Milling Machine. Complete with a Mk. 3 swivelling head with both fine and rapid action down feeds and fitted with a DRO. All-geared spindle speeds and fitted with an full safety guard over the rear drive system and an improved enclosure over the spindle drawbar. The table is the later type with both a screw for fine work and quick-action lever for slotting and similar work. Mounted on the maker's stand with a large chip tray, the machine is complete with the equipment for horizontal milling - the overarm, cutter-holding arbor and drop bracket - a machine vice, halogen light unit, table clamp set and a single-phase motor. £995 Pictures of the Centec milling machine for sale here and details of Centec milling machines here
SOLD: a Mk. 2 Drummond Hand-operated shaper in original, complete and unmolested condition. The shaper was one of the Drummond Company's first products and when first made when the Drummond Brothers were still operating from the home address of Arthur Drummond in Pinks Hill, Wood Street, Guildford. Protected by patents (GB) 24772 and 24773 dated November 5th 1908 together with 25262 and 25263 of November 9th 1908, it was a very well-made, rugged little machine with an automatic feed in both directions and made in early and late forms. Table 8" x 9" with 6 inches of longitudinal travel and 3 inches vertically - both power driven. Complete with the original maker's vice. £350
Pictures of the Drummond Shaper for sale here and details of Drummond shapers here
For Sale: Pinnacle 7" x 36" all-geared headstock lathe with a detachable gap bed that is induction hardened and in perfect condition. Mounted on the maker's cabinet stand with a full-length splashback, a screwcutting and power-feeds gearbox with a very wide range of pitches and feeds, oil-bath lubricated apron, third-rod control of the electrical stop/start and spindle speeds from 45 to 1800 r.p.m., a full-length spindle foot brake and a micrometer dial on the tailstock spindle. Complete with a 3-jaw chuck with both sets of jaws, a large 4-jaw independent chuck, 4-way toolpost, thread-dial indicator, tailstock chuck, tailstock rotating centre a, dual inch/metric feed screw micrometer dials and a chuck guard. This is a very well-made and comprehensively specified lathe in perfect working order. 3-phase electrics. A bargain at £1050 Please phone: 01892-740572 (Tunbridge Wells) Pictures of the Pinnacle lathe for sale here
SOLD: an 8 mm Lorch watchmakers lathe in very good condition in a late, if not the last version of a Lorch fitted box. The comprehensive set includes amongst other items: compound, screw-feed slide rest with a two-T-slot top slide; headstock with drawbar; headstock with a high-precision, pump-centre fixed faceplate; three different tailstocks, an ordinary tailstock (not depicted in the advert ), a tailstock with lever-operated drilling accessory (Lorch catalogue nr. 46) and a lever-action tailstock for use of collets (Lorch catalogue nr. 69b); six runners for the ordinary tailstock; a universal runner with four attachments including a Jacot drum for pivot polishing; six driving dogs; full set of five ring chucks; full set of five step chucks; complete tool holder for cross slide; T-rest holder with two different T-rests; a huge collection of 51 collets in sizes: 0,3 - 0,4 -0,5 - 0,6 -0,8 -0,9 -1,0 -1,2 -1,4 -1,5 -1,6- 1,8- 1,9- 2,0 - 2,2 -2,3- 2,4- 2,5- 2,6 - 2,8- 2,9- 3,0- 3,1- 3,2- 3,4- 3,5- 3,6 - 3,8- 3,9- 4,0- 4,1- 4,2- 4,3- 4,4- 4,5- 4,6 - 4,7 - 4,8 - 5,0 -5,2 - 5,3 - 5,4 und further up to 7,0 mm with 0,2 mm increments; filing rest; eccentric runner for headstock (Lorch catalogue nr. 51a); eight screw chucks; carrier chuck; combined pulley runner for headstock (also known as a safety pulley); box chuck; 48 inserts for the tailstock and a fine Multifix motor. £3250 (GBP3250). Shipping within Europe £75 (£75GBP) Pictures of the Lorch watchmaker's lathe for sale here and details of Lorch lathes here
For Sale: CVA precision toolroom lathe 6" x 30 with a full screwcutting and feeds gearbox, clutch-engaged power sliding and surfacing feeds and fitted with taper turning. Fitted with a 6-inch 3-jaw chuck, 9-inch 4-jaw independent chuck, 23 collets, 4-way toolpost, fixed steady and a light unit. 3-phase electrics. £1050 Pictures of the CVA lathe for sale here and details of CVA lathes here Phone: 0752-7407878 Brecon, S.Wales. (please leave a message if no reply)
For Sale: Smart & Brown Sabel lathe 4.5" x 18" with a full screwcutting gearbox and power sliding and surfacing feeds. This high-quality lathe is complete with its original 16-speed all V-belt drive countershaft unit, bed-mounted collet unit, a set of collets, collet draw bar, collet spindle nose adapter, 3-jaw chuck, the correct half-depth body 4-jaw independent chuck, a rigid cross-slide mounted toolpost unit, 4-way toolpost, thread-dial indicator, bed-mounted carriage stop, tailstock rotating centre and a tailstock chuck. 1-phase motor. £850 Phone: 0752-7407878 Brecon, S.Wales. (please leave a message if no reply) Pictures of the Smart & Brown Sabel lathe for sale here and details of Smart & Bown Sabel lathes here
WANTED in sound running order: a small universal milling machine - for example, an Elliott 00 Omnimil, a Beaver Model A, an Aciera F3, a Deckel FP1, an Alexander Master Toolmaker, a Centec 2B, a Metba, a Mikron, a Schaublin 13, a Maho, a Sharp - or anything similar. Please phone: 01772-687775 office hours.
For Sale: a circa 1914 Hardinge Toolroom Lathe 4.5" x 28". Designed personally by Mr. Franklin Hardinge in the United States, a number of these superb and very expensive lathes were exported to the UK during WW1. The specification was advanced, even for today, with a 1.25-inch spindle bore, a full screwcutting and feeds gearbox (with the addition of three quick-change settings for each pitch or feed selected), power sliding and surfacing feeds and an automatic, precision pre-set disengage to the carriage feed (with safety-clutch override). Equipped with two 3-jaw chucks (one a Taylor conical-scroll with many sets of jaws), a 6-inch 4-jaw independent chuck, 4-way toolpost, 8 collets and the collet draw tube. Built-on drive system with a 1-phase motor and push-button starter. £1500 or offers. Phone: 07808-812788 Located: Hadley (Hampshire) Pictures of the Hardinge Cataract lathe for sale here and full details of these fine lathes here and continued here
SOLD: Colchester Bantam 1600 5.75" x 23" with all-geared headstock and sliding and surfacing feeds. A full screwcutting gearbox and the 2-speed motor works on both speeds from a high-quality genuine Transwave converter. Complete with: Two 3-jaw chucks, the correct Burnerd 8-inch half-depth body 4-jaw independent chuck, quick-change and standard toolposts, extra changewheels to extend the gearbox threading range, coolant pump, a thread-dial indicator, faceplate, tailstock chuck, micrometer dial on tailstock handwheel, spare chuck backplates, coolant pump, a machine light and an original edition of the maker's operation and maintenance manual (plus a copy). The lathe has been unused for some time but carefully protected by a sealant on the bare metal surfaces - the brown stains are the rust proofing, not rust. A compact, very strongly-built and rigid lathe with a wide speed range. £1250 Pictures of the Colchester Bantam for sale here and details of Bantam lathes here
SOLD: a top-of-the-range Mk. 2 Boxford VSL lathe 4.5" x 24" with infinitely variable-speed drive, a screwcutting gearbox, power cross feed, single-lever engaged backgears, large diameter cross-feed micrometer dial and the L00 safety spindle nose with an 15/16" spindle bore. Mounted on the maker's underdrive stand and well equipped with: 3-jaw chuck with both sets of jaws, 4-jaw chuck, the rare metric dial-thread indicator and its special 2-hole mounting block, fixed steady with roller-equipped fingers, 4-way toolpost, faceplate, a large collection of turning, boring and parting-off tools, catchplate, two tailstock chucks, tailstock drill pad on a No. 2 Morse taper. Morse centres and the correct spanners for chuck removal and replacement. 1-phase motor (the original 3-phase is also included). £1250 Pictures of the Boxford VSL lathe for sale here and details of Boxford VSL lathes here
SOLD: Myford ML7 R lathe 3.5" x 19" gap-bed, backgeared and screwcutting. Serial no KR161568 with two owners from new. Mounted on the maker's cabinet stand with deep chip tray and levelling blocks. Fitted from new with a spindle clutch and long cross slide - making it virtually identical to the Myford Super 7. The lathe was unused for 12 years until purchased by me about 2 years ago. I've fitted a digital readout on the cross slide and the lathe comes with the following range of useful accessories: taper-turning attachment, keyway slotting attachment, fixed steady, travelling steady and a vertical milling slide with machine vice (all beautifully made by the first owner). 3-jaw chuck, the correct, half-depth body 6-inch Burnerd 4-jaw independent chuck, 4-jaw self centring chuck, a Dickson quick-change tool post with 10 tool holders, both large and small face plates, a Keats angle plate, a large Myford angle plate, T-slotted boring table, a superb quick-withdraw screw-cutting toolpost by hart, thread-dial indicator, two rear toolposts headstock dividing attachment, handle to turn the spindle by hand, graduated handle to leadscrew end, knurling tool and bottles og the correct Esso Nuto spindle oil. 1-phase electrics with a safety, push-button no-volt release starter. In perfect working order and ready to use - this is lathe, with its extensive accessories, is dial for both the beginner or more experienced and ambitious model or experimental engineer.
£1800 Pictures of the Myford ML7R for sale here and details of Myford Lathes here
1) RJH TRIMTOOL a very high-quality, heavily-built professional-grade tool sharpening and grinding machine. Mounted on casters for ease of moving and fitted with a work light, single-phase motor and reversing switch. £245
2) 'Samson' brand hand-operated, bench shear guillotine with 3/16-inch capacity to cut sheet steel. A well-made, robust machine. £65.
3) Dividing Head of unknown make. 4-inch centre height with a Burnerd 3-jaw chuck. £150 - or, less the chuck, £100.
Pictures of the RJH Trimtool and other items for sale here
For Sale: a lovely Skarzysko ZM Polish watchmaker's lathe based on the Swiss Bergeon design - with all accessories interchangeable between the two makes. Complete in its maker's fitted box with forty wire collets, a precision ring-scroll 3-jaw chuck, a screw-feed compound slide assembly with a 4-way toolpost, hand T-rest, Box Chuck, saw table, Jacot drum, self-centring drilling attachment and a catchplate, etc. Single-phase motor and a baseboard mounting assembly - as illustrated. £975 Phone: 01584-823702 Pictures of the ZM Skarzysko lathe for sale here and details of Skarzysko lathes here ( and another similar Polish watchmaker's lathe here ZDZ)
1) Victoria dividing head with one drilled plate and a double-side indexing plate: £75
2) Victoria dividing head - incomplete: £35
3) Swivel base machine vice: £45
4) Tilting, T-slotted angle plate: £75
Picture of the items for sale here Phone: 01630-654455 or 07976-918647 (Whitchurch, Shrops)
Clearance Sale. All prices Ex Works plus VAT:
Mitutoyo Metric/Inch 500 mm (19-inch) Height Gauge with magnifier £70
Microball 12-inch Height Gauge £20
Unused 88 Piece Metric Slip Gauge Set £100
82-piece Coventry Gauge inch slips £30
Various 3-jaw Chucks P.O.A.
Newtool tapping attachment £25
Unused Abwood hydraulic machine vices P.OA.
Harrison M300 Capstan attachment £625
Two Quick-change toolposts from a Colchester Student 1800 £50 the lot or try an offer
Please phone Tenga Engineering on 01425-622567 for more details or to .request a photograph of any item.
For Sale: a late-model BCA MK111 Universal Jig Boring & Milling Machine finished in its maker's original black finish and mounted on the correct cabinet stand with built-in electrics. 8-inch diameter rotary table mounted on a compound X and Y feed table, ultra-fine down-feed to the swivelling vertical head. Equipped with a wide variety of spindle & table Equipment. For full details please phone Tenga Engineering on: 01425-622567 Pictures of the late-model BCA jig borer for sale here and full details of BCA jig borers here
WANTED (now found- a mint-condition example): Hardinge HLV or HLV-H lathe. Anything considered (these lathes can be seen here)
For Sale: a Telco watchmaker's lathe - believed to be either a re-branded Boley "bevelled bed" model or built in the UK during WW1. Current in this from the 1890s, this is an interesting lathe in good mechanical order and with a pleasing patina, A number of collets are included together with the collet drawbar. £275 I'm happy to pack and post at cost world-wide. Phone: 07966-426917 (Torbay) Pictures of the Telco watchmaker's lathe for sale here and details of the unusual lathes can be found here
For Sale: Milford Double-ended pedestal grinder with 10-inch diameter wheels. A heavy, all-cast-iron model intended for heavy-duty work, In full working order and a smart, good-looking machine. 3-phase motor. £95 Phone Ivan on: 01732-779016 (Sevenoakes, Kent)
For Sale: Wickstead power hacksaw. A late-model, very heavy-duty model with the 14-inch blade and a swivel vive. A proper industrial machine in full working order. Details of these fine saws can be found here. A bargain at £275 as it is taking up space. Phone Ivan on: 01732-779016 (Sevenoakes, Kent)
For Sale: Colchester Bantam lathe 5.75" x 22" with hardened bed, a full screwcutting and feeds gearbox, power cross feed and mounted on the maker's cabinet stand with a full-length splash back. This Bantam is in excellent condition and full working order. Complete with a 6-inch 3-jaw chuck, the correct half-depth body Pratt-Burnerd 8-inch 4-jaw independent chuck, 4-way and single toolposts, micrometer-equipped carriage stop on the bed, two tailstock rotating centres, tailstock chuck and a large set of changewheels (including metric transposing gears) to extend the threading range of the gearbox, micrometer dial to the tailstock handwheel, a good set of turning and boring tools and calipers, Morse centres, etc. Also included is a copy of the Operation, Maintenance and Parts Manual. 1-phase electrics.
I'm selling the lathe on the behalf of a disabled friend who is no longer able to use the lathe - which is in Liverpool. Please phone: 0161-7614556 or 0797-4071187 for more details. The lathe can be seen running and demonstrated. Pictures of the Colchester bantam for sale here and details of Colchester Bantam lathes here.
For Sale: workshop clearance including two fine 3.5" x 24" antique lathes by Halls of Yarmouth. Both are backgeared, screwcutting, gap-bed machines mounted on their proper cast-iron legs, run from well-made countershafts (with V-belts) onto the original round-rope pulleys using single-phase motors and have their original crank handles to the feed screws. Both lathes are complete, in running order and very well equipped with a mixture of useful accessories included including: 3 and 4-jaw chucks, spare chuck backplates, steadies, faceplates, screwcutting changewheels, 4-way toolposts, drive dogs, what could be clamps to convert a faceplate to a 4-jaw chuck, masses of drills, turning, boring and parting tools, centres, bar stock, etc. - everything the previous owner used with the lathes and so both able to be run immediately. One survives with what may well be the original wood tool tray between the legs. £375 each.
Also available are numerous other useful workshop items including top-quality Record vices, hand tools, etc. etc. For full details phone: 07941-334102 (near Oxford) Pictures of the Halls lathes for sale here and details of the classic Halls lathes here
For Sale: a 8 h.p,. Honda-powered generator by Stephill. 8 h.p. 4 KVA output. Bought new 7 years ago and only used 6 times so in perfect order. £450 Phone 01732-779016 for more details. (Ivan Stocks, Sevenoakes, Kent)
For Sale: Boxford Model CSB lathe 4.5" x 16" Serial no. 6538 (1956/1957) backgeared and screwcutting. Mounted on a good, solid, home-made stand and in smart, well-maintained condition. Well equipped with: the optional 16-speed countershaft unit, two 3-jaw chucks (one a Taylor conical scroll type), the correct 6-inch 4-jaw independent chuck, fixed steady, 127 metric changewheel, thread-dial indicator, faceplate, catchplate, bed-mounted carriage stop, tailstock rotating centre, tailstock chuck, a collection of Morse centres, and a good range of turning, boring and knurling tools. 1-phase motor and a Dewhurst reversing switch on the maker's original bracket. £695 Phone: 01206-304460 (Brightlingsea, Essex) Pictures of the Boxford lathe for sale here and details of Boxford lathes here
For Sale: Axminster MB9020 Bench Top Planer/Thicknesser. The machine is new and unused and only for sale due to the demise of the owner some five years ago. This is a really nice Hobby series machine with a powerful 1500 watt motor and a cutting capacity of 204 mm x 120 mm. Dust extraction outlet 100 mm in diameter; weight 27 kg. 1-phase electrics. Collection only from N.Essex. £145. Please phone: 01206-304460 Pictures of the Axminster Planer/Thicknesser for sale here
For Sale: Axminster Excalibur EX 21 Trade Series Scroll Saw In as-new, hardly-used condition and unused for the last five years, due to the demise of the previous owner. This 535 mm. (21") capacity saw is the mid-range model within the Axminster "Trade Series" and has some really interesting features not found on any other machine.
Heavily built from mainly plate steel, it has a 7 mm thick, heavy-gauge table with an epoxy-painted surface. The blade actuating arms are very short and driven by a lever-and-rod mechanism giving very precise control of the blade - plus exceptionally low vibration. The whole arm assembly tilts 45 degrees right and 35 degrees left, leaving the table horizontal so allowing much better control of the job, greater visibility and being able to work from a more comfortable, natural position. Variable-speed control from 400 - 1500 strokes per minute and features "Pegas" blade-chuck clamps - these being lighter so further reducing vibration. Blade changing is quick, easy and tool free. The saw has a built-in air blower and efficient dust extraction. Weight 29.5 kg. Overall Size L x W x H 812 mm. x 380 mm. x 387 mm.
Offered at £395, a saving of over £300 on current replacement cost. Phone: 01206-304460 (Brightlingsea, Essex) Pictures of the Axminster EX21 Scroll saw for sale here and the maker's sales page here
For Sale: CVA Toolroom lathe MK 1A with a full screwcutting and feeds gearbox and power sliding and surfacing feeds. Complete with a 6-inch diameter 3-jaw chuck, travelling steady, 4-way toolpost and micrometer dials on the carriage-traverse and tailstock handwheels. Also has a micrometer-adjustable taper turning unit fitted - though the connecting rod is missing. The lathe runs smoothly and very quietly - an absolute pleasure to use due to its high quality. 3-phase electrics that run fine from a digital inverter (not included). Of course, on a lathe of this age, there paint chips, it's weeping a little oil and there is some wear and tear - however the operation of the machine in unaffected and it works perfectly. I have cleaned out all the sumps and changed and added the correct specification oil. Includes the original coolant pump that I've not tested. I'm only selling due to space restrictions (no room) and I will be sorry to see this superb lathe go. Viewing welcome and can be seen powered up and running. Pictures of the CVA toolroom lathe for sale here and full details of CVA lathes here
Aciera E3 precision drill press - in very good condition £1100
Aciera F3 rotary table - in good condition £650
Schaublin 102 vertical slide attachment with swivel vice - in very good condition £950
Schaublin 102 tailstock - in very good condition - £650
Blessing concave radius turning tool from R20 to R50 mm £300
I am happy to ship world-wide, securely packed and insured.
Phone: ++45-50530828 or email: email@example.com Pictures of the machines for sale here
For Sale: EXE miniature precision surface grinder. Superbly built, this beautiful little machine has a 12" x 6" table with travels of 13.5" longitudinally and 7 inches in traverse and mounted on the maker's heavy cast-iron cabinet stand with integral dust-extraction unit. The dust unit has an exhaust fan and filter bags with a shaking mechanism for cleaning. In excellent working order and with an immaculate appearance the grinder comes complete with an Eclipse Type A4 12" x 6" magnetic chuck, an Eclipse "Minor" magnetic chuck and two very useful matched pairs of magnetic chuck blocks (both in their original boxes) and a light unit. 3-phase motor so ideal for conversion to variable-speed Inverter or conventional Converter Drive (it currently runs from a Transwave unit). £1250 Phone: 01277- 656958 (Billericay, Essex) Pictures of the EXE miniature surface grinder for sale here and details of EXE Grinders here
- Vertical head to fit Tom Senior M1 and Major milling machines complete with adapter plate. £475
- Abor-support drop bracket £200
- 1-inch diameter, 3 Morse taper Cutter arbor complete with spacers £75
- Round overarm £75
For details please phone: 01509-554997 Pictures of the Tom Senior parts for sale here and details of Tom Senior millers here
For Sale: Pultra P-Type miniature precision lathe. 50 mm centre height and complete on the maker's cast base plate with: a compound screw-feed slide rest assembly and a large set of collets and the collet draw bar. £550 Phone: 0191-3868575 Pictures of the Pultra for sale here and details of Pultra lathes here
For Sale: A complex, triple-slide ornamental turning lathe chuck in bronze with a built in rotary table, indexing mechanism and division plate - making it suitable for spiral turning. Suitable for almost any lathe of this type: Holtzapffel, Goyen, Birch or as used on the better-quality examples of Milnes and Britannia machines. £750 Phone: 0191-3868575 for more details. Pictures of the ornamental lathe chuck for sale here
For Sale: Lorch WW late-model watchmakers' lathe on the maker's special cast base with integral single-phase motor and built-in switchgear. While the lathe is standard Lorch the superb, rigid and heavy base section is unusual and rarely found. Included are the maker's compound slide rest assembly, lever-action collet closer, a precision ring-scroll 3-jaw chuck with reversible face jaws and a 4-way toolpost. £750 Phone: 0191-3868575 Pictures of the Lorch watchmakers' lathe for sale here and details of Lorch watchmakers' lathes here
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