Ultra-rare rev counter fitting on the Raglan Five Inch
A wide range of accessories was offered included a single pulley drive attachment to replace the normal drive system; T-slotted cross slide (at the rear only); fixed and travelling steadies; a taper-turning unit; collet sets (draw-in and spindle-nose mounted); production equipment including bed-mounted capstan and cut-off slides with either lever or screw-feed; a tailstock capstan attachment; toolpost grinder; large faceplate; American style and 4-way toolposts; micrometer carriage stop; T-hand rests for wood turning and metal spinning; T-slotted boring table to replace either the cross slide or the vice on the vertical-milling slide; angle plates and light units, etc.
Long T-slotted cross slide and rear tool post. The standard cross slide on the 5-inch was shorter than the ways on which it ran and, over time, wore their centre section more than the ends. In normal use the long cross slide uses the full length of the ways - and wear is, as a consequence, both slower and more evenly distributed. The top slide on all models fitted over a post cast as part of the cross slide. Two screws, set at an angle, pressed against a pair of semi-circular rings that engaged against an inverted cone machined into post. Removing the top slide can sometimes be awkward requiring much jiggling of the parts and the injection of a thin lubricant to free the stuck rings.
Lever-action collet closer
Single pulley drive attachment. The drive input went to the small V pulley on the right-hand side of the shaft with the expanding and contracting variable-speed pulley mounted at the other end. Late model Five-inch lathes had a similar fitting mounted on the back of the stand with the drive motor beneath.
Six-station bed- mounted turret slide
Swivelling vertical milling slide. The earlier version of this slide was an exact copy of the American Atlas unit - and featured a useful swivelling vice.
Very rare - an LOO American long-nose spindle end
Neat, self-contained toolpost grinder
Heavy-duty 4-way toolpost for cross slide mounting - used in place of the top slide and able to be indexed by pressing the lever emerging from one face. A light-duty version was also offered for fitting to the top slide.
Rare lever-action tailstock for the Five-Inch
Late type taper-turning unit. The support arms
were made from solid steel bars.
Not often found - the late-type taper-turning attachment for the Raglan "5-Inch"