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Forum topic by poopiekat posted 01-22-2013 03:01 AM 1951 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-22-2013 03:01 AM

Locally there is an antique lathe for sale, and I need to ask who might be familiar with this: It’s a Coronet #3, I’m assuming it is of British manufacture. There is no price listed, what would a person expect to pay for one like this?

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#1 posted 01-22-2013 07:58 AM

I know nothing about this one. The headstock and tailstock look like robust castings, but I’m dubious about those pipe or tubing beds. Cast iron just has so much more rigidity and mass.

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#2 posted 01-22-2013 10:48 AM

They still make and sell that wood lathe and optional accessories, so while your find may be old not really antique just used. Not sure, any vendors here in America still selling that lathe. Might still have a vendor in Canada.

http://www.recordpower.co.uk/product/professional-5-speed-lathe

With that lathe will want owner’s manual so know when and how to oil bearings, cleaning and repairing tailstock. Without seeing and hearing lathe run cannot assign a value.

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#3 posted 04-27-2013 03:00 PM

This is a pretty good lathe, I actually have on although I must confess that I’m replacing it with a Union Graduate. The 2 bars are solid and very heavy and all the parts are cast and also heavy. the bearings are, I belive, sealed for life, I say this as mine has no facilities for greasing them. Mine is 36 inches between centres and 3 speeds, the speed is changed by moving the belt up or down pullies inside the headstock. The thing you need to watch isn’t so much the lathe but the base it’s sat on, if that isn’t sturdy enough then the centres might well drift out of true but appart from that I have found it to be reliable and have had it for some 20 years. Lots of chucks and fittings are available for it, I have been using the Patriot which is going to migrate to my Graduate. I hope this is of some use to you. Yeoman

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#4 posted 04-27-2013 04:12 PM

My guess would be $150 to be a good fair price. It looks well made. I wouldn’t worry about the tubular ways. The world famous Shopsmith 5 in 1 machines uses them and they have been around 70+ years.

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#5 posted 04-27-2013 07:12 PM

Hey, guys…
This query was posted 95 days ago. It’s truly a non-issue now, and the ad contact info is long gone.

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