Faircut lathe made in Sheffield 1930s in excellent order, well designed with guards on head stock gears and proper clamp on the tail stock. Supplied by Henry Osborn Ltd a Newcastle tool shop demolished to make way for Eldon Square.
Not a lot of information on the usual sites (lathes.co.uk) but very similar to Myford ML4 and Drummond 3 1/2” machines and their clones as it was a competing product when launched. Beautifully designed.
The bearings run smooth and are lubricated each time the lathe is used and the bed is in super condition and not damaged.
The lathe is compact for bench mounting, centre height is approx 3 1/2” (ignoring the gap) ands it is about 19” between centres. It would be possible to move motor closer to the lathe by using a shorter belt.
Has all usual feature - auto carriage feed, again very well designed with a beautiful lever arrangement, top slide, cross slide and tool holder. Back gear for low speed high torque operations
3 speeds but could be augmented by adding further pulleys in the drive train.
Tailstock has Morse Taper 1 same as chuck spindle.
2 top quality chucks:
4.5” 4 jaw Burnerd chuck and key
Also 4.25”Pratt. 3 jaw self centering chuck with key
Also 5.75” face plate and a variety of HSS cutting tools and spanner’s
Half horsepower motor wired through accessible NVR switch. This needs to be secured to bench
Work lamp and electric socket included.
This is a very heavy machine that will compare very favourably with the small Chinese lathes costing much more with potentially dodgey circuit boards.
Collection only from near Carlisle, not willing to risk sending by pallet etc
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