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Forum topic by stephenj posted 04-09-2017 02:12 PM 647 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-09-2017 02:12 PM

G,day folks, hoping you can help me out here. While cleaning out a barn I have found a lathe under a tarp. There is minor surface rust but a lil oil and elbow grease should sort it out. So far searches have turned up empty. Here what I could find written on it. It is bright orange and appears to have a foot mechanism on it and these markings. Akron product > Martin Creasey Comp > Larvic Lathe > and in the model box I think it said > “AKRON MAJOR” There are also Union Jack stickers. All I know about lathes I learned in shop class 40 years ago. Any help wound be great thanks.

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#1 posted 04-09-2017 02:28 PM


Check this out:

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#2 posted 04-09-2017 02:36 PM

Thanks, yep that’s the type I have found. Other than some light surface rust it looks new. Would it be useful to anyone or just a conversation piece?

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#3 posted 04-09-2017 02:53 PM

A big round of applause goes out to Mr. Large. After reading the description posted in TheDane’s link, the lathe was designed and well thought out. Kills 2 birds with one stone. Thanks for sharing the link, Gerry.

Stephen, if you’re a turner, keep it. If not, I’m sure you will find a buyer, ............. Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson)

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