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Forum topic by Mossyoakboy posted 06-19-2016 02:38 PM 498 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-19-2016 02:38 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bought this wood lathe at a estat sale today in great condition but not sure of the make found no markings on it

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#1 posted 06-19-2016 03:15 PM

Looks homemade to me.

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#2 posted 06-20-2016 03:21 PM

With the cast head and tail stock, I don’t think its home made. But similar designs I’ve seen its very old.
Google antique wood lathes. I have seen some pictures that would suggest that it is an old craftsman.
Alot of old manufacturers thst are no longer around too. Names I’ve never even heard of.
Seen some foot powered lathes too.

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#3 posted 06-22-2016 02:36 AM

Square headed bolts and the cup oilers for the -probably bushings-bearings indicate it is very old. I can read
the USA on bed channel, what is the word on the other side of the bolt?

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#4 posted 06-22-2016 03:05 AM

Thanks for the responses. The c channels are Bethlehem steel. It was a steel plant in western NY. I’m guessing it’s from twenties or thirties. From trying to find info I have only found a couple like it but they had wood beds. Some one might have changed that though. It works good and spins true.

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