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SCHAUBLIN "Jura", 65 and 70 Lathes
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Still highly sought-after in all it forms, Schaublin's smallest lathe started life in the 1920s as the Type 65 (65 mm centre height) plain-turning precision lathe, a type that took now hard-to-find 10 mm collets. A less expensive version, the Jura, was also offered, a model sufficiently different in appearance to make it immediately obvious that the buyer had been guilty of penny pinching. A slightly larger version, the Type 70, was soon introduced (to run alongside the larger 90 and 102 models) and both were then developed steadily, year on year, to become heavier and more rigid - with a corresponding increase in headstock spindle diameter and with more massive beds. By the early 1930s the 65 and 70 had become internationally recognised as top-quality machines for toolroom and experimental shop work and sales increased dramatically. After WW2 the Type 65 was dropped in favour of a reworked Type 70 - though it did run alongside the model for a short period. After this changes were slow - indeed, a Type 70 made in 1946 looked almost identical to one produced in the mid 1960s -  though the option had been introduced, during the early 1950s, of "anti-friction" (ball-race) headstocks instead of the long-established plain-bearing type (a move made in America during the 1930s on some of that country's "bench precision lathes").
Currently still the smallest of Schaublin's precision plain lathe range, the Type 70 (70 mm centre height) has always been available as a Toolmakers' (model TO), Second Operation (TL) or fitted with a Turret (TR) for production work. Available for mounting on the owner's own bench using a rear-drive countershaft (as illustrated below) it is also found on a superb (and very hard to find) cast-iron stand incorporating an underdrive motor system. A good range of accessories is still available - though nowhere near as many as in previous decades - including several different types of headstock to take either type W or type F collets and bed-mounted capstan units and cut-off slides for production use. Many items are interchangeable over several generations of manufacture (some even with those for the 102); for example, the older and much larger capstan turret can be used in place of the smaller, lighter later version - or visa-versa. A particularly sought-after extra is the screwcutting and power-feeds attachment - an item so expensive that, relative to total production of the model type, few can have been sold (though it was available from the early 1920s). Many accessories are identical in function to (and occasionally interchangeable with) those from the 102 range
A tip when looking for the F-16 collets that fit  a Schaublin 70 is to ensure that they are exactly the correct type: Art. 76-104.
The writer seeks very early advertising  illustrations and photographs of Schaublin lathes from the 1920s.  If you can help, pleases do make contact.
Picture sets of the Schaublin 65 and 70 continued here and here together with details of the many accessories here..

The now rare Schaublin "Jura" a cheaper model easily recognised by its tall, elliptical bed feet - the latter just like those on early American "Bench precision" lathes of the 1800s by Stark, the originators of the type

A Type 70 from the late 1950s to early 1960s arranged for use on an under-drive stand

Schaublin 65 as advertised during 1925

Schaublin SV70 as produced during 1931/2

Schaublin Type 65 from the late 1930s Note the round-rope "gut" headstock spindle drive pulley used on this lighter model A photo essay can be seen here

Schaublin Type 70 from the late 1930s. Note the heavier, more rigid headstock assembly and deep section bracing along the back of the bed.

By the end of WW2, in 1946, the Schaublin Type 70 was beginning to take on a more robust appearance with a noticeable increase in spindle bearing size and a redesigned, more massive bed.


1946 Schaublin 70 arranged as a capstan lathe

Schaublin Model 70 from 1962 fitted with lever-operated controls for use as a second-operation lathe and equipped with anti-friction headstock bearings

A Schaublin 70, complete with all the essential extras, as manufactured in the mid 1970s and fitted with "anti-friction" ball-race headstock bearings

The beautifully-made compound slide rest was a miniature version of that used on the larger 102 model

An essential component to get the best from a bench mounted lathe is the countershaft - this is the proper Schaublin unit with 2-speed motor and a fully-adjustable integral "overhead" to power toolpost-mounted high-speed grinding and milling heads


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SCHAUBLIN "Jura", 65 and 70 Lathes
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