Drummond B restoration

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wallace

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I picked this little lathe up recently for not a lot of money. It was described as a little lathe which is probably why I got it cheap. I know nothing about metal lathes so this is a new experience. By all accounts drummond lathes have quite the following and can be quite useful things. It came with a full set of change gears and an extra 7OT
They were produced until 192O so its doing well to be at least 1OO years old.

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For some reason the change gears start on the back gear and not the main spindle

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Its had one side of the bearings replaced with 3 sealed bearings in a row.

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Not sure why it has a drip oiler

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The tail stock quill is stuck solid, I tried a bit heat but no go.

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One owner has modified the apron to use a handwheel

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Pretty much stripped in a couple of hrs

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I'm amazed how light the main casting is

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My dad had a round bed Drummond that was originally treadle powered. Anything more than taking dust off and the belts started slipping. Yours looks like it's a bit more capable though! Look forward to seeing it get wallaced...
 

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A bit more progress. Their is a paper shim under the head stock.

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The number on the bed means it was built in 1914

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This is the worst part of the bed

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As you would expect the casting quality is lovely

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