|Forum topic by SteveGaskins||posted 03-01-2015 03:04 AM||914 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
03-01-2015 03:04 AM
I just purchased a 1942 Oliver 25-C lathe which has been stored inside for 70+ years. It has a 24” swing across the bed and a 8’ bed. I have thoroughly searched the Internet, but can find only limited information on the 25-C. I’ve checked Chuck Hess’ site, OWWM.org, and VintageMachinery.org, with little success of information concerning this machine. I would like to know things like what’s in the owner’s manual, and what are the machine’s capabilities, and if I have all of the accessories, and if not, what’s missing?
Does any LJ have any information concerning the Oliver 25-C machines?
Can a VFD (variable frequency drive) be used to power the 3 phase motor?
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com