Help identify my lathe. Missing tailstock.

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Forum topic by admin8tor posted 02-18-2016 03:05 PM 481 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-18-2016 03:05 PM

Topic tags/keywords: old lathe missing part help

I am trying to resurrect my dad’s old lathe. He bought it new about 50 years ago. It sat in a barn for a number of years and somehow the tailstock got separated from it and I can’t find it. No nameplate on the lathe anywhere and I’ve searched the ‘net for a matching image but no luck. Instead of the usual bed it has two 1” steel tube rails, 3” on center. If anyone knew where I might try to find a replacement tailstock, or had an idea for modifying a readily-available tail to fit these tubes, I’d be very grateful!

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#1 posted 02-18-2016 11:32 PM

That looks like an old AMT lathe I used to own. Try a google search for AMT lathe or American Machine Tool lathe, you might get lucky.


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#2 posted 02-19-2016 12:58 AM

Does look like an AMT lathe:

(From this entry at the Vintagemachinery site)

You might be able to find the tailstock on e-bay eventually, or try putting out a WTB ad over at the OWWM site (in the BOYD section).


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#3 posted 02-19-2016 02:23 PM

Thanks guys, that’s it. I found one on C’list for sale, listed as a Sears Model 149. So it was sold under a variety of names. Since it originally sold for like $30 bucks and is now listed used at $150, that’s not a bad investment!

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