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Heavily built - in a rather crude way - this little 6-inch swing plain-turning lathe takes around 10 inches between centres and is fitted with a proper compound slide rest assembly. Almost certainly made in the USA - where it's resides - and intended for amateur use, although of simple construction it appears to be perfectly capable of turning resilient materials.
Based on the fact that the 3-step headstock pulley has simple V-shaped grooves and so intended to take a round "gut" drive of perhaps 1/4" (6 mm) in diameter" the lathe might well have been made during any decade between 1910 and 1930.
Unusually, for its type, the lathe has micrometer divisions on the slide rests' feed screws, though these are widely spaced and not engraved with digits.
In many ways, this lathe is the American equivalent of something like the early and simpler ones offered by the English Portass Company, lathe