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My English might not be the best, but maybe you can help me to identify my lathe?
I guess it's a Kärger of the type with a sliding headstock for screwcutting - but I there is no label or badge that proves it - but even if it looks like a Kärger, it might be from WMW, or Lorch, both of whom adopted a lot technology from Kärger. However, there are some differences including:
- the bed is much bigger, a are the headstock spindle and the tailstock and spindle
- the tailstock can be set-over on its base for the turning of slight tapers
All in all, the lathe is in excellent condition for the former owner was an engineer who worked at Car Zeiss Jena and never used the lathe. He told me that it had been stored in the stockroom of Carl Zeiss Jena since its purchase in the 1970's and had never been used in production. I think that,s true, because one can still see the scraping marks on the bedways and there is almost no or just little slackness in the feed screws or other parts..
I'm looking for the master threads and the related stars - as far as I know, the ones on my lathe are bigger than the ones on a Kärger. All the dimensions are shown in the phtographs below. If anyone can help, I will be very grateful, Also I'm looking for a faceplate with thread M45.
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