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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

SOLD: vintage Colchester Master lathe 6" x 40", gap-bed, backgeared and screwcutting and with power sliding and surfacing feeds. Long-term (15 years) stored but complete with: countershaft unit and 1-phase motor, Taylor conical scroll 3-jaw chuck, standard 3-jaw chuck, 4-jaw chuck, 4-way toolpost, faceplate, thread-dial indicator, two tailstock chucks, a set of screwcutting changwheels and an angle plate. Needs a repair to the changewheel bracket due to storage damage £150 but urgently need the room, so any offer considered. Pictures of the Colchester Master lathe here and details of older Colchester Master lathes here

SOLD
: Myford VMA Vertical Milling Head and T-slotted boring table - removed from a Myford 254.
As I have a vertical milling machine, the VMA head from my new 254 is surplus to requirements. This head was also used on the Myford Super 7 and ML7 and could be retro-fitted to one of those. All-geared and oil-bath lubricated, the No. 2 Morse head is fitted with a standard Myford spindle-nose thread, tilts 90° in each direction from upright, turns through 180° on its vertical axis and moves up and down through 314 mm. The quill has a travel of 40 mm by either a quick-action drilling lever or fine feed by a handwheel. Six spindle speeds of  130, 200, 370, 700, 1100 and 2000 r.p.m. Little used and in perfect working order, 1-phase motor with a safety, no-volt release push-button starter. £950 or close offer. Pictures of the Myford VMA vertical milling head for sale here and details of the Myford VMA head and the various fittings If you are interested in buying both the Myford VMA the Super 7B lathe advertised below, please contact the seller for a favourable response.

SOLD: Late-model Myford Super 7B lathe 3.5" x 19" gap-bed with a screwcutting gearbox and power cross feed. Mounted on the maker's Industrial cabinet stand with levelling blocks and in immaculate, very carefully used condition. Complete with a Dickson quick-change toolpost and eleven toolholders, rear toolpost, an expensive Burnerd Super Precision 3-jaw chuck, the correct half-depth body 6-inch independent 4-jaw chuck, No. 2 Morse taper Clarkson Autolock chuck and collet set, large micrometer dial on the carriage handwheel, thread-dial indicator, tailstock chuck,  a spare unused chuck backplate, angle plate and a graduated handle to the leadscrew end. Single-phase motor with No-Volt safety release switch and emergency stop button. Always kept in a heated workshop. £2600 Phone: 01509-554997 Pictures of the Myford Super 7B for sale here and details of Myford Super 7 lathes here If you are interested in buying both the Myford Super 7 and the VMA advertised above, please contact the seller for a favourable response.

SOLD (in one day…): Boley & Leinen WW83 toolmaker's and watchmaker's lathe. A late-model Boley & Leinen design with an integral base and motor-drive-countershaft system. In splendid original condition and complete with a second headstock, compound slide rest assembly, lever-action collet closer, light unit and the very rare screwcutting attachment with a full set of changewheels. Also included is the maker's fitted box of accessories that includes: pump-centre faceplate, 6-jaw chuck, ring-scroll precision 3-jaw chuck, 4-jaw independent chuck, safety pulley attachment, complete sets of wire, step-up (button), cone and fir tree collets, brass split tailstock collets, wax chucks, saw-arbor collet, wheel chucks, Jacot drums, rose cutters, sinking tools, etc. 3-phase motor running from converter. £2500 Pictures of the Boley & Leinen WW8 lathe for sale here and Details of Boley & Leinen WW83 models here

SOLD: Multico Model TH3 - a heavy-duty, professional grade wood thicknesser. 3-phase electrics. Full working order. Reduced to just  £550  Phone: 01630-654455 or mobile 07976-918647 ((Whitchurch, Shrops.)

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: 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

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: 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: 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) SOLD 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

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: 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. 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

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


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

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

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- 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
Pictures of the Tom Senior parts for sale here and details of Tom Senior millers here

SOLD: 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 Pictures of the Pultra for sale here and details of Pultra lathes here

SOLD: 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 Pictures of the ornamental lathe chuck for sale here

SOLD: 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 Pictures of the Lorch watchmakers' lathe for sale here and details of Lorch watchmakers' lathes here

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: a large, powerful, floor-stand Denbigh Pillar Drill (probably a "Model 1") with backgear for high-torque slow speeds; powered down feeds; a No. 3 Morse taper spindle; a round, swivelling table with screw-feed elevation and drive from a 3-phase motor. In full working order and complete with a number of drill chucks; Morse taper drills and a huge machine vice. £350 Pictures of the Denbigh drill for sale here and  details of Denbigh drills can be found here

SOLD: an English-made BTM watchmakers' lathe in excellent, lightly-used  condition and complete with accessories all held in the maker's original fitted wooden box marked "War Finish". Accessories included: a full screw-feed compound slide rest assembly; two beds, one straight the other with a gap; two tailstocks; Burnerd 3-jaw ring-scroll precision chuck with face reversible jaws; carrier chuck for between-centres work, wire collets; stepped collets; box chuck; polishing mop, single phase motor with countershaft - and other items shown in the photographs.
Pictures of the BTM watchmakers' lathe for sale here and details of B.T.M. lathes here


SOLD: Myford Super 7B Lathe 3.5" x 19" gap-bed, backgeared and fitted with a screwcutting gearbox, power cross feed an induction hardened bed and mounted on a good metal stand with the maker's deep chip tray and levelling blocks. This is a very high specification Super 7 in perfect working order and one private owner from new. Complete with a Burnerd 3-jaw chuck, 4-jaw chuck, fixed steady, travelling steady, 4-way toolpost, rear toolpost, thread-dial indicator, faceplate, catchplate, tailstock chuck, dial-test indicator and stand, Morse centres and copy of the maker's Operation, Maintenance and Parts Manual. This is an executor sale that needs to be completed quickly - hence the bargain price of £2500 or a close offer. Pictures of the Myford Super 7B for sale here and details of Myford Super 7 lathes here

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: BCA MK111 Universal Jig Boring & Milling Machine mounted on the correct cabinet stand and fitted with 2-axis DRO. 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 variety of spindle & table equipment including collets and a toolmaker's vice. Pictures of the BCA jig borer for sale here and full details of BCA jig borers here

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: RJH pedestal-mounted, double-ended grinder Model BN. Fitted with a pair 400 x 50 carborundum wheels, one an A46 grit, the other A60. Included are two brand new boxed wheels to the same speciation (these are over £200 each to buy). Complete in perfect running order (3-phase) and with eye shields and tool rests. A bargain at £950 (the new price, including VAT, is £8280…) No pictures I'm afraid but an example of the same model (its still made) can be seen here in its brochure

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: A high-precision Mikron milling machine complete with: base unit (93) fitted with screw-operated slides and with adjustable travel stops (the table has a couple of small gouges from contact with a cutter); horizontal milling headstock (95), sets of coarse and fine thread collets; vertical milling headstock (97), which can be swivelled 45° each way from vertical and the matching collet draw tubes; the correct Mikron small swivel-base machine vice graduated 90° 0 - 90° complete the correct wrench;  a Mikron plain indexing head (99) with one division plate; a second plain indexing head of slightly different pattern (each indexing head accept both the coarse and fine thread collets but will need suitable drawtubes making or adapting; tailstock (100) for indexing heads (the heads and tailstock would benefit from stripping and cleaning). The miller is in excellent condition with the vertical head and second machine painted - however Mikron tended to supply machines unpainted because of their superb, as-cast finish. All slides operate smoothly. Included in the sale is a second Mikron miller and a horizontal-type headstock. The headstock is fitted with epicyclic, slow-speed back gearing - the normal engagement pin is cut with a rack and operated by a small shaft with a pinion cut on its outer end. However, this is missing - but it works just as well with a plain pin pushed in and out. This machine is also in good condition but has one or two 'scuff' marks on the table and lacks the gib keys on two of the axes. These are identical with those on the other machine so they can be used as patterns for making replacements. This second machine is not fitted with stops so may be an earlier version. On the main machine the gibs will need adjusting, having been dismantled for moving. A countershaft will be needed and I had in mind making one using some Myford ML7 countershafts parts I have - but as I do not have the time these parts will be included if required. There is also a flat-belt pulley that can be adapted. Pictures of the Mikron millers for sale here and  details of Mikron Milling machines here

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: Colchester Master 2500 lathe 6.5" x 30" with 16 clutch-controlled spindle speeds to 2500 r.p.m. Fitted with Gamet high-precision spindle bearings and mounted on the maker's cabinet stand with a full-length splash back and slide-out chip tray. Very well equipped with: coolant equipment, 3-jaw chuck and several sets of inside and outside jaws, 3-jaw chuck with soft jaws, four 4-jaw independent chucks, the maker's special optional-extra, large diameter T-slotted faceplate, Dickson quick-set toolpost, two tailstock rotating centres, keyless precision tailstock chuck, a large collection of high-speed steel and tipped turning tools, Morse taper drills and associated parts, chuck guard, thread-dial indicator, a collection of Morse centres and a LoVo light unit. £1495 Also sold: a large surface plate on its own legs - possibly salvageable but would make a superb stand to improve the rigidity of a smaller lathe. Any offer considered. Pictures of the Colchester Master 2500 lathe and surface plate for sale here and details of Colchester Master 2500 lathes here


SOLD: Toyo ML360 lathe (badged for Record Tools of Sheffield) with the maker's self-contained swivelling vertical milling and drilling head. I bought this well-made, compact and versatile lathe in what appeared to be unused condition - and since then has had only light and infrequent use. It's a very accurate and easy-to-use lathe with a fully shielded leadscrew and a number of useful accessories including: a custom-made screw-feed rise and fall to the milling head, both fine-feed and rapid action drill feeds to the milling head, dividing attachment with indexing plate, 3-jaw chuck, carriage feed slow-speed attachment, 4-way toolpost, collet nose piece holder, 10-piece collet set, rotating tailstock centre, tailstock chuck, drill chuck for the milling head, T-slotted faceplate, chuck-mounting arbor, a home-made but excellent  chip tray and splashback, a set of spare drive belts and the maker's Operating manual. Current list price from Rejon, the UK agent, exceeds £3600. Offered at £1650 Pictures of the Toyo ML360 for sale here and details of this compact, versatile lathe here

SOLD: Vintage Patrick lathe 4" x 16 gap-bed, backgeared and screwcutting with a T-slotted cross slide and swivelling top slide. Mounted on the maker cast-iron stand and chip tray. Complete with a 3-jaw chuck, a very large faceplate, 26 changewheels stamped with their tooth count from 35 to 127t (the last a metric transposing wheel) plus another 10 not numbered. £95 Pictures of the Patrick lathe for sale here and details of Patrick lathes here

SOLD: CVA Type 79 Vertical Milling Machine - refurbished. I have spent a considerable amount of time on this high-quality machine tool. Everything has been apart and thoroughly cleaned and stripped followed by a full repaint in grey cellulose. The slides are good and everything moves like it should with a solid feel. The 3 h.p. NECO flange-mount motor has been overhauled: cleaned internally with re-insulated windings, new bearings and the alloy pulleys repaired. In addition all the electrics have been overhauled with new wiring a period MEM safety, no-volt-release switch with a Radette isolator switch and the correct galvanised and corrugated wiring tubes.
The quill has been fully reworked with the bearing surface on the mandrel ground true and hard-chrome plated to restore the original dimensions. The quill bush has been reground in the bore to bring everything back within tolerance. Even the "worsted trimmings" within the quill that feed the bearing through wicks have been replaced correctly and the system works perfectly. The oil is wicked through the bearing and caught below in a can for re-use. I've also made the correct spindle end nut/drawbar thrust washer and compensating spring- items often missing on these millers. 
Equipment includes an Abwood vice with soft jaws, a brand-new, old-stock 3 Morse taper Clarkson Autolock chuck and a 3 Morse taper ABC precision boring head. Ready to run and do good work again. £650 Pictures of the CVA Type 79 milling machine for sale here and details of CVA millers here


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: British made Excel hydraulic surface grinder. Capacity 24" x 8" with power rise and fall head. Equipped with an Eclipse magnetic chuck, coolant and a diamond wheel dresser. Wheel size 1" x 8" - three new wheels are included. A copy of the maker's manual is included. This is a high-quality grinder and in perfect working order and only for sale due to retirement from my precision machine-shop business £850 Pictures of the Excel surface grinder for sale here

SOLD: a compact precision Leinen Capstan Lathe (Boley & Leinen) Type JR. 1-inch collet capacity with 43 collets, 3-speed 3-phase motor that gives twelve spindle speeds from 30 to 2800 r.p.m, coolant equipment and a very handy, foot-pedal operated, instant reversing facility for tapping. In full working order and ideal for short-run jobs. Only for sale due to retirement from my precision machine-shop business. £450 Phone: 07970-672-628  Pictures of the Leinen capstan lathe for sale here

SOLD:  Mipsa Hydraulic Cylindrical Grinder - a very high-quality Swiss Machine with hydraulic drive. Takes up to 5 inches (125 mm) in diameter and 16 inches (406 mm) between centres. Wheel size 1" (25 mm) wide by 10 inches (250 mm) and equipped with a swivelling workhead, 3-jaw work chuck, a double swivelling wheelhead, swivel table, rotating centre, one new wheel and the maker's instruction book. 3-phase electrics and fitted with coolant. In perfect working order and only for sale due to retirement from my precision machine-shop business. £850 Pictures of the Mipsa cylindrical grinder for sale here

SOLD: Woodhouse & Mitchell '70' Junior Gap Bed Centre Lathe 7-inch centre height, 36 inches between centres and fitted with a detachable gap piece to the bed.. Fitted with a full screwcutting and feeds gearbox and an oil-immerse, multi-plate spindle clutch in the headstock The feeds are protected by a safety-over-ride clutch. Complete with a Pratt Burnerd 3-jaw chuck, 4-jaw chuck, large faceplate, 4-way toolpost, thread-dial indicator, coolant equipment and the maker's instruction manual. 2-speed, 3-phase motor - recently rewound with spindle speeds of 30 to 874 r.p.m. In excellent working order and only for sale due to retirement from my precision machine-shop business £850 Pictures of the Woodhouse Mitchell Junior 70 lathe for sale here and details of Woodhouse & Mitchell 70 Junior lathes here

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: Aciera F4 precision universal milling machine - a lovely, Swiss-built machine complete with the essential complex multi-angle tilting and swing table. No.30 INT spindle fitting on both the vertical and horizontal spindles. In full working order. No photographs I'm afraid (I don't have a computer) but you are welcome to phone for more details and call to inspect. Details of Aciera F4 universal milling machines here

SOLD: a superb Kärger DP3 Precision Lathe. This very fine example of a classic toolmaker's lathe is mounted on the maker's stand with both a single-phase motor-driven countershaft and complete with its original treadle driven flywheel drive - allowing you to get fit while being productive. Complete with a mass of standard and stepped collets; all the special thread-chasing equipment including fine-pitch threads and bronze star followers; three tailstocks - one with a capstan-handle equipped lever feed, the other with a standard lever feed and the third with screw-feed; a dividing unit with indexing plate; a Boxford milling slide with its T-slotted table on which is mounted a high-speed milling, drilling and grinding spindle; a "Potts" type round milling slide; three 3-jaw chucks (one a precision Cushman and a conical-scroll Taylor); Burnerd self-centring 4-jaw chuck; T-slotted boring table; a "Target" horizontal milling attachment of the type described here; quick-set toolpost; fixed steady;  a large-capacity faceplate-cum-4-jaw chuck; and a large diameter standard faceplate. The previous owner, a clock and watch, repairer, developed his own overhead system to allow for some ornamental turning and this is also included. A heavy lathe, it appears never to have been dismantled and is probably best kept in that state when moved. It's available to view in Cornwall. £950
Pictures of the Karger Precison lathe for sale here and details of Karger lathes here


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: Myford Super 7B 3.5"" X 19", gap bed, backgeared and fitted with a screwcutting gearbox, power cross feed and single-phase electrics with a Dewhurst reversing switch and emergency stop button. A late model in green, the lathe is mounted on the maker's cabinet stand with deep chip tray and levelling blocks. Imperial graduations and spindle speeds from 27 to 2195 r.p.m. Very well equipped with: a genuine Myford coolant unit, Dickson quick-set toolpost with five toolholders including one for parting tools, left and right-hand turning tools by Glanze with tips together with a varied selection of tools for the standard tool post. Nearly new 3-jaw chuck, the correct half-depth body 6-inch 4-jaw chuck, fixed steady, travelling steady, graduated handle to the leadscrew end, thread-dial indicator, tailstock rotating centre, 7" faceplate, catchplate, lathe carrier, oil gun with a bottle of the correct Nuto 32  oil, the proper Myford lathe cover, handbooks covering the lathe, gearbox and drum switch plus an original Super 7 brochure. Also included is a 48-piece gauge block set and a Baty dial gauge.  I'm just not using the lathe so I thought it the right time to sell it to someone who will use it. In immaculate, very little-used condition and has been kept in a very dry garage attached to the house and received regular lubrication. £2995 Pictures of the Myford Super 7B for sale here and details of Myford Super 7 Lathes here

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: Warco GH 1330 centre lathe. Geared head, 7-inch centre height and 24 inches between centres. A very well built and specified lathe, hardly used and in as-new condition. Detachable gap bed, induction hardened bedways, full inch and metric screwcutting and feeds gearbox, safety overload clutch on the power-feed shaft, enclosed leadscrew and a powerful spindle brake. Single-phase electrics (European electrical components, Siemens or Telemachanique), 3-jaw chuck, 4-jaw  chuck. Quick change toolpost with 10 tool holders, micrometer carriage stop, keyless precision tailstock chuck, thread-dial indicator, interlocked chuck guard and all the other parts supplied with a new lathe. Can assist with loading. £2250 (Current list price £3750) Would consider vintage or classic motorcycle part-exchange. Pictures of the Warco GH-1330 lathe for sale here, details of Warco GH 1330 lathes here and also on the Warco website here

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: Tom Senior M1 horizontal / vertical milling machine complete with all fittings to convert from vertical to a horizontal configuration. 240-volt single phase motor and complete with a Clarkson Auto-Lock chuck and collet set for vertical head together with a selection of cutters (some of which are brand new) and a factory machine vice, Has no wear or tool marks on bed and the vice is also in exceptionally good condition. The lever that controls the bed feed is missing  - it's a ball but this doesn't affect it's operation and I'm sure it could be repaired easily. I can help with loading onto trailer or courier from my driveway. £995  Phone: 75046- 95908 (Chartham, Kent)  Pictures of the Tom Senior M1 milling machine for sale here and details of Tom Senior M1 millers here

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: Boxford AUD Mk. 3 lathe 5" x 24" mounted on the maker's late-type compact underdrive stand fitted with a full-length splashback and tool tray and just 47" long by 22" deep. An all-metric machine, the lathe has power sliding and surfacing feeds, a screwcutting gearbox and single-lever engagement of backgears. In very good condition, with very little wear, I have used it for three years to make a number of useful parts - and am only selling to move on to a larger lathe. Decently equipped with: 3-jaw chuck, the correct 6-inch Burnerd independent 4-jaw chuck, travelling steady, quick-set toolpost with two toolholders, metric thread-dial indicator with two gears and the maker's swivel alignment block, carriage stop, chuck guard, tailstock drill chuck, light unit and the maker's instruction book (the collet holder shown in one picture is not included). Single-phase electrics. There is the possibility of delivery in the Manchester and Sheffield areas - and in between £1250 Pictures of the Boxford AUD for sale here and details of Boxford lathes here 

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: a collection of Mikron T90 precision bench lathes, accessories, parts and tooling that allows a number of functional combinations to be assembled from toolroom to capstan production types. The items are:
A Mikron T90 lathe on the maker's original stand with the correct countershaft. Fitted with infinitely variable speed drive plus a large collection of associated Mikron T90 accessories including:-
Two headstocks Type 8 plus one for spares
Headstock Type 11 'dead length' with lever-operated collet draw tube (shown mounted on the lathe)
Headstock Type 18 'large bore' with approximately 72 matching collets and choice of lever or normal draw-tube closing
Standard compound slide Type 21
Standard compound slide Type 21a
Lever-operated compound cut-off slide Type 25
Screw-operated cut-off slide Type 23 (shown mounted on the lathe)
Two tailstocks Type 38
A beautiful and very special bed-mounted turret / capstan unit Type 35 with cross-slide feed  (shown mounted on the lathe)
Around 200 standard imperial and metric collets
T90 short lathe bed No. 6 (750 mm long)  recently reground complete with its original swarf tray;
No 1 standard 900 mm bed.
Spare No. 1 beds with an extra 65 mm of length to mount the lever-operated collet closer.
4" Burnerd Three jaw chuck with inside and outside jaws, plus three backplates and a faceplate.
Various items of turret tooling
Hand-turning rest No. 47
Fixed steady No. 65
There are enough items to make at least two complete lathes with a flexible set-up. £1750 

SOLD: Floor-standing White chain and chisel mortiser with grindstone attachment. Powerful 3-phase, 2 h.p. motor and in working order - though long-term unused. £375 Pictures of the White chain mortiser for sale here

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: a late-model Elliott Omnimil Model 00 universal milling machine with a 30 INT horizontal spindle and a No. 3 Morse vertical. This compact yet highly versatile turret-type machine has both vertical and horizontal modes. Spindle speeds for the swivelling vertical head (that can also be moved in and out) range from 200 to 3600 r.p.m. The table, with 8 rates of electric power feed (as fitted to only late-model versions), measures around 28" x 7" . Items included consist of: the horizontal cutter arbor, Autolock collet chuck and a horizontal cutter guard. 3-phase electrics. (the ball knobs on the down-feed spider are now in place) and copy of the makers Operation and Parts Manual. All the various bearings have been replaced - vertical and horizontal spindles, table-lift thrust etc., and new belts and oiling/greasing nipples fitted. £1450 Pictures of the Elliott Omnimil for sale here and details of Elliott Omnimil 00 and associated models here

SOLD: a wonderful Ames "Triplex" Multi-function Machine Tool. Built in the United States by the Ames Company - well known for their high-precision machine tools - the design of the "Triplex" is unique - enabling it to be used as milling machine, co-ordinate driller, horizontal borer and lathe. Very expensive when new - the price of a Chevy Roadster or three South Bend lathes - a few example were imported into Great Britain during WW2 and sent to experimental stations and (at least one) to the British Tabulating Company (BTM) - makers of the mechanical "Bombes" used in the Colossus computer at Bletchley Park during WW2. Mounted on the maker's cast-iron stand this example is long-term unused and in need of simple recommissioning. A tailstock is included - but not shown in the pictures. £1750 Pictures of the Ames Triplex for sale here and details of theTriplex and its amazing versatility can be seen here - spread over three linked pages

SOLD: Myford ML7 lathe 3.5" x 20" gap-bed, backgeared and screwcutting  and fitted with the desirable clutch unit. One owner from new, appears little used and still in in the maker's original paint. However, long-term stored with some cosmetic deterioration. Equipped with a 3-jaw chuck with both sets of jaws, 4-jaw chuck, thread-dial indicator, travelling steady, set of screwcutting changewheels, tailstock chuck, faceplate, catchplate and various boxes of drills, reamers and cutting tools, etc. Single-phase motor and push-button starter. £750 Phone: (Whitchurch, Shrops.) Pictures of the Myford ML7 for sale here and details of Myford ML7 lathes here

SOLD: Colchester Bantam lathe 5.75" x 22" with hardened bed, metric screwcutting gearbox, power sliding and surfacing feeds and mounted on the maker's cabinet stand with a full-length splash back. This Bantam is ex-college and so lightly used, well maintained and kept in excellent condition. Complete with: Crawford Collet chuck and a set of C5 collets, 3-jaw chuck with both sets of jaws, the correct 8-inch diameter Burnerd 4-jaw independent chuck, Dixon quick-change toolpost, fixed steady, travelling steady, the maker's standard set plus additional changewheels to extend the threading range of the gearbox (including a 127t transposing gear) and a copy of the Operation, Maintenance and Parts Manual. Also included is a copy of the maker's 3-phase electrics, so ideal for running from a variable-speed 1-phase to 3-phase inverter. £1250. Pictures of the Colchester Bantam for sale here and details of Colchester Bantam lathes here

SOLD: Boxford Model C lathe 4.5" x 24" backgeared and screwcutting. Mounted on the maker's stand with chip tray this Boxford is well equipped with a mass of tooling - everything shown in the pictures - that includes: 3-jaw chuck, 4-jaw chuck, a genuine Boxford 4-way toolpost, chuck guard, three tailstock chucks, tailstock die holder, masses of taps, dies, reamers and drills. A vernier caliper, sets of standard calipers, cutting and boring tools including Jones & Shipman tool holders and a parting blade holder, knurling tools, milling cutters, sets of reamers, arbor with slitting saws, drive dogs, a useful quantity of bar and other metal stock, Morse centres and Morse taper adapters, V-blocks, hand vices, hand T-rest - plus all the small parts in boxes and tins stacked on the shelves. 1-phase motor with Stanton reversing switch. There may well be other parts as well. £1250 Pictures of the Boxford lathe for sale here and details of Boxford lathes here

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: Alba 2S Shaper. 14-inch stroke. A heavy, industrial-class machine. Complete with the proper swivelling and tilting 7.5-inch (190 mm) holding capacity machine vice. Ram stroke 14" (356 mm) with 4 rates of feed giving strokes per minute of: 18, 30 57 and 109. The table top surface 14" x 10" (355 x 254 mm); longitudinal traverse 18.25" (463 mm); 4 rates of cross-feed that ranging, per cut, from 0.0104" to 0.0417" (0.26 to 1.06 mm). Able to be swivelled through 90° each side of upright, the tool slide has 4.25" (108 mm) of travel and takes cutters up to 11/16" x 11/4" (17.5 mm x 32 mm). Fitted as part of the standard equipment, the swivel-base machine vice had a jaw-open capacity of 7.5" (190 mm) £475  Pictures of the Alba shaper for sale here and details of Alba 2S shapers here

SOLD: Manchester "Rapidor" 6" x 6" mechanical hacksaw. Although scruffy, this strong saw is in working order and ready for use. Converted to V-belt drive for greater efficiency. £275
Phone: 01630-654455 or mobile 07976-918647 Pictures of the Manchester Rapidor hacksaw for sale here and details of Machester Rapidor hacksaws here  - and the Model 6" x 6" here

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: Plastic Injection Moulding Machine - bench mounting. Hydraulically operated from a commercial single-phase, 240 volt (Savery Ltd) power-pack, 3/4 h.p. 55 bar working pressure. The 600-Watt heaters are regulated by an adjustable temperature controller and monitored by a built-in barrel thermocouple. The pellets can be fed from a simple automatic hopper feed for shot weights up to 10 gm or manually via a feed tube for heavier mouldings when the front tie rods are used to support the additional ram forces. (see pictures). The ram is 28 mm diameter with a stroke of 50 mm that allows the flow of pellets into the heating chamber. Throat depth in the work area is 115 mm, maximum mould height is 110 mm above the platen - which measures 230 mm wide X 190 mm deep. The whole unit can be powered from the domestic mains using about 6 amps. The complete unit is mounted on a fully castor based frame for easy manoeuvring and weighs about 150 kg. Measuring 70 cm wide by 80 cm long and 94 cm to bench top with an overall height of 183 cm. The whole unit can easily be stripped down to small components for transport. A clear polycarbonate safety shield has been removed to show the features more clearly also included is a photo of components recently moulded in HDPE at 200 degree C. A new PAT certificate for the power pack and heater system is included. All the hydraulic pipes and control valves are new and to the latest specifications. Working demonstrations a pleasure.  Pictures of the plastic injection moulding machine here

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: a rare and very useful "open-sided" planer made in Germany by the Heinemann Company circa 1885-1900 and sold in the UK as a Selig Sonnenthal. Like all small planers this has the ability to form a flat surface on large workpieces with low-cost tooling. Originally hand-operated, the planer has been sympathetically motorised, with a countershaft bolted to its rear and is in otherwise original condition (including what is left of the maker's paint finish). The machine incorporates a number of very ingenious and patented mechanical devices including parts of the remarkable table drive mechanism, these being stamped M.Hass Patent* - an important part of the machine and one that drew comments in the English Mechanic & World of Science Magazine of 1887 where it was described as the: Eureka (Hass' patent). In response to a reader's enquiry the reply stated:  61211  Planing Machine.  You can't make your planer like the so-called Eureka (Haas' patent) because the clutches are, firstly, patented and, secondly, difficult to make).
This is an ideal machine for the smaller workshop with 19½" X 8¾" table having had 15 inches of travel and able, because of its open-sided design to take wide jobs. £650  Pictures of the Heinemann planer for sale here, full details of these planers can be found here (the first machine shown is the one for sale) and details of Heineman machines here 

SOLD: Cromwell S800 High-precision lathe 3.5" x 90" with screwcutting gearbox and power cross feed. Fitted with a precision, adjustable Burnerd "Grip-Tru" 3-jaw chuck, Dickson Quick-set toolpost one correct collet and the collet drawbar.  The lathe is for bench mounting, the original stand not being available. A bargain at £375  Pictures of the Cromwell S800 lathe for sale here and full details of these fascinating (and once very expensive) lathes can be found here

SOLD: Myford Super 7B 3.5" x 19" gap-bed, backgeared and fitted with a screwcutting gearbox. Mounted on a robust metal stand running on industrial locking castors and fitted with a full-length splashback. Unused for 20 years but carefully stored. The lathe is complete with all the former owner's tools and accessories including: 3-jaw chuck, two of the correct, half-depth body Burnerd 6-inch independent 4-jaw chucks, what seems to be an unused fixed steady, 4-way toolpost, rear toolpost, faceplate precision keyless tailstock chuck and thread-dial indicator. Also included is a toolmaker's cabinet with several 1-inch, 1 to 2 inch and 2 to 3 inch micrometers, two depth micrometers, sine bar, dial-test indicator, a dial indicator stand, T-squares, toolmaker's vices, a number of Morse taper sleeve adapters, a selection of high-quality calipers a of various kinds, thread-setting gauge, a good set of turning and boring tools, reamers, a number of side and face cutters (including some DP gear cutters), a large collection of drills and all the small "stored-in-tins" items that were collected over many years and associated with the lathe and its use. 1-phase motor and a Dewhurst reversing switch. £850
Pictures of the Myford Super 7 for sale here and details of Myford Super 7 lathes here


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: a very rare 6 mm Lorch watchmakers lathe in its original nickel-plate finish and complete with the special maker's wall cabinet (43 x 35 x 15.5 cm) with lock and key - it appears to be a version of the "Triumph" Combination V1 as shown in older Lorch catalogues. This is the standard type of Lorch watchmaker's lathe called a "right-hand" the headstocks being in the usual place on the left and not , as more usual in Germany formerly, on the right. Accessories include, amongst others:  a compound slide-rest assembly; 29 collets  0,2 / 0,3 / 0,4 / 0,5 / 0,6 /0,7 / 0,8 / 1,0 / 1,2 / 1,4 / 1,6 / 1,8 / 2,0 / 2,2 / 2,6 / 2,8 / 3,0/ 3,2 / 3,4 / 3,5 / 3,6 / 3,8 / 4,0 / 4,2 / 4,4 / 4,5 / 4,6 / 4,8 / 5,0 ; set of five ring chucks;  a box chuck; a crown chuck with the four heads (these are very rare); a separate fixed headstock;  a separate revolving headstock; another revolving headstock with the original Lorch dividing plate;  a vertical milling slide with attached high-speed, collet-holding swivelling milling/grinding spindle; an universal bezel chuck;  high speed grinding, polishing and milling accessory (Lorch Nr. 31a ) to take collets; drilling tailstock to take collets and other fittings;  lever-action drilling accessory Nr. 46;  single and double-roller filing rests; faceplate with draw-in spindle; a non-Lorch special tool/collet for opening up holes to take Jewels in a watch or clock plate (there is a special non-Lorch tool which takes up the collets - this is a beautifully-made item and perhaps a one-off, but I am not aware of its purpose). Also included are many other small accessories . This lathe is ready for use, but a collectors item.  Price £2750 GBP excluding postage.  Shipping £75 GBP within the EU or worldwide  £125 GBP  Pictures of the Lorch lathe for sale here and data about Lorch Triumph watchmakers' lathes here

SOLD: Myford Super 7B power cross feed lathe mounted on the maker's industrial cabinet stand. 3.5" x 19" gap-bed, backgeared and with a screwcutting gearbox. This was my father's carefully-used lathe and is complete with: the correct half-depth body 6-inch Burnerd independent 4-jaw chuck, 3-jaw chuck with both sets of jaws, quick-change toolpost with four tool holders, fixed steady, travelling steady, thread-dial indicator, 10-inch faceplate with a set of clamps, tailstock rotating centre, tailstock chuck and Morse centres. 3-phase electrics so ideal for conversion to inverter-driven variable-speed drive. £2500. I'm unable to post pictures but this is a Super 7 ready for immediate use and inspection welcome. Details of Super 7 lathes here

SOLD: Myford Super 7B 3.5" x 19" gap-bed, backgeared and fitted with a screwcutting gearbox. This is the chance to obtain an inexpensive Myford Super 7 that has stood neglected for some time. Complete with a set of metric transposing gears and the necessary mounting bracket,  a single-phase motor, Dewhurst reversing switch, thread-dial indicator, 3-jaw chuck, rear toolpost and an interesting set of "Norman Patent" quick-set toolholders, the lathe is complete and, in so far as is known, sound mechanical order, the lathe is mounted on the maker's cabinet stand with a deep chip tray and levelling blocks. It will need stripping cleaning, de-rusting, etc. - or could be dismantled for the many valuable parts it contains. £750 Pictures of the Myford Super 7B for sale here

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: "Myford ML7RB 3.5" x 19" gap-bed, backgeared and fitted with a quick-change screwcutting gearbox, spindle clutch and the correct 3/4 h.p. single-phase motor. The ML7R was the result of Myford rationalising of production around just one design of bed, headstock and tailstock and was a Super 7 but with the ML7 cross and top slide unit - though this example has the longer of the two slides for that model and zeroing micrometer dials. Very well equipped with: Myford Imperial collet set, swivelling milling slide, milling slide vice, two independent 4-jaw chucks 6 and 4 inches in diameter, self-centering 4-jaw chuck, 4-inch 3-jaw chuck, 4-way indexing tool post, fixed steady, travelling steady, thread-dial indicator, graduated handle to leadscrew end, faceplate, spare chuck backplate, tailstock chucks, tailstock rotating centre, Morse taper centres, oil gun, spindle bearings C-spanner and the maker's instruction, maintenance and parts manual. The lathe is mounted on a professionally-built timber replica of the Myford stand complete with chip tray and raising blocks. I bought this lathe some years ago from the first owner who had hardly used it. Since then it has had only light use (I have a larger lathe as well) and in very genuine, unworn and undamaged condition. £1850 Pictures of the Myford ML7R for sale here and details of Myford lathes here and ML7R and Super 7 lathes here

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: 12-inch D1-4 CamLock faceplate with radial slots. This will fit the following lathes: Colchester Student 1800, Student 3100, Master 2500, Master VS-3250, Harrison M300, Harrison VS330TR, etc. £95

SALE
: Stedall Precision Plain-turning Bench Lathe 4" x 15" complete on its original maker's underdrive stand with fast-and-loose pulley drive and a single-phase motor. This high-quality lathe is complete with a toolmaker's set-up of screw-feed compound slide rest, tailstock, quick-release collet closer with 8 collets, a 3-jaw chuck, tailstock chuck and tailstock rotating centre. Also included is a useful bed-mounted indexing, 6-station capstan unit with some tooling. In full working order and ready to use. £450 Pictures of the Stedall precision lathe for sale here and details of Stedall lathes here

SOLD: BCA MK111 Universal Jig Boring & Milling Machine. These high-class machines have a screw-feed compound table topped by a built-in 8-inch diameter rotary table. The rise and fall head swivels and is fitted with s super-fine down feed control. Complete on the proper maker's stand with built-in electrical switchgear, a virtually new 2-axis dual inch/metric digital readout, spindle collets, toolmaker's machine vice, table clamps and a light unit. Phone: 01425-622567 Tenga Engineering   Full details of BCA jig borers here

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: Deckel FP1 precision universal milling machine. This highly versatile, compact and beautifully constructed miller is complete with the larger table from an FP2, the vertical head and all the horizontal equipment - overarm, drop bracket and cutter arbor - and a Clarkson Autolock chuck. The machine was bought new by a school (I'm the second owner) and has, consequently, had little use and is very quiet running. 1-phase electrics with a nearly new 4-pole (1425 r.p.m. ) motor. £1750  Pictures of the Deckel FP1 for sale here and details of Deckel FP1 milling machines here

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

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: 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

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

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

SOLD (within 24 hours)  an American Sloan & Chace No. 51/2 high-precision bench lathe. This is an unusual example with a particularly robust compound slide rest (a forming slide) with lever-action feed and the very rare "Revolving Tailstock". This has one position drilled, but with room to drill four, or more - so able to act as a miniature capstan unit. Included is a set of collets, the collet drawbar, tailstock chuck and a single phase motor. The lathe is set up and in full working order. £375 Pictures of the Sloan & Chace lathe for sale here and details of these fine lathes here and the unusual components on this lathe here

SOLD: Cowells 90ME miniature precision lathe 44 mm centre height and 200 mm between centres. One private owner from new in the 1980s; used only intermittently for very light model engineering and hence in very good condition. Gap-bed, backgeared and fitted with a set of screwcutting changewheels. Well equipped with: a genuine Burned precision, ring-scroll 3-jaw chuck (specially made for Cowells), 4-jaw chuck, vertical milling slide, fixed steady, travelling steady, faceplate, 4-way toolpost, slitting-saw attachment, slitting saw blades, angle plate, machine vice, tailstock drill chuck and the necessary hexagon keys. Also included is a copy of the maker's handbook and a screwcutting chart. Total weight approximately 20 kg. £1350 (cost new today, including accessories, around £3500). Pictures of the Cowells lathe for sale here and details of Cowells lathes here


SOLD: Myford Super 7 3.5" x 19" gap-bed, backgear and screwcutting and fitted with power cross feed. Mounted on a good wooden stand with draw storage, the maker's deep chip tray with levelling blocks and a light unit. Used only for model engineering the lathe is in excellent condition and complete with a range of useful accessories including: two 3-jaw chucks with both sets of jaws, the correct half-depth body Burnerd 6-inch independent 4-jaw chuck, Myford milling slide, Dickson quick-set toolpost and four tool holders, travelling steady, thread-dial indicator, set of screwcutting changewheels, magnetic base with two dial test indicators, tailstock rotating centre, two sizes of Jacob tailstock chuck, faceplate, set of faceplate clamps, catchplate, drive dogs, Slocomb centre drills, V-blocks, four angle plates, inside and outside callipers, Morse centres, the correct Myford oil gun and quantity of the right oil, lots of cutting tools, drills and a variety of other small items including the books, "Myford Series 7 Lathes", "The Amateur's Lathe" and "The Amateur's Workshop" . 1-phase motor with Dewhurst reversing switch. Only selling due to ill health. £2250 Pictures of the Myford Super 7 lathe for sale here and details of Myford Super 7 lathes here




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