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PostPosted: October 15, 2014, 6:15 am 
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Howzabout a trip to the UK ?? :cheers: We can swap cold for wet..

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PostPosted: May 6, 2017, 3:40 am 
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I just bought a lathe. Atlas 1940 model. It's very small. 6" dia and I want to say 22". It's not running yet. I need to build a table for it and get the new motor mounted up.

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PostPosted: February 3, 2021, 11:27 pm 
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I'm about to make a new (sort of) addition to my Garage/Work Shop! It's a Cincinnati, age unknown. 14" swing by 42" bed. Comes with 3 chucks (One is a 4-jaw) and lots of tooling. $1700 including shipping! It should be here this Saturday! :D

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PostPosted: February 3, 2021, 11:35 pm 
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ngpmike wrote:
14" swing by 42" bed.


:shock: Based on the picture, I'm assuming that is 42" between centers. You could turn a Locost in that thing - nice!

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PostPosted: February 3, 2021, 11:48 pm 
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There's enough iron in that thing to make 5 or 6 Locosts!!! :lol:

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PostPosted: February 4, 2021, 12:57 pm 
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It looks like a belt drive, so I'm going to guess early 1940's or so.

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Damn! That front slip angle is way too large and the Ackerman is just a muddle.

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I hope the babbit bearings are good. Their a pain to fix if you don't know how. Good price though

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PostPosted: February 4, 2021, 4:51 pm 
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I'd guess it is older than 1940s based on the motor arrangement and gearbox. Going by basic lathe design I'd say no gearbox at all would be about pre-1920, a basic quick change gearbox like this one, no pedestal motor, and a more advanced apron would be about 1920-mid 1930s, and motor in pedestal with more advanced quick change gearbox would be about mid-1930s through the 1970s until everyone went bust and the import machines took over. Definitely looks like it was a design either from or just after the time where everything was line driven. Regardless should be a good machine since it has mass and rigidity.

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PostPosted: February 4, 2021, 8:23 pm 
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a.moore; The motor you see in the photo doesn't power the lathe. That motor runs a 3-phase generator that powers the lathe and a HD industrial bandsaw (seen on the right edge of the pic)!. The actual motor for the lathe is near the floor behind the headstock with the power shaft parallel to the lathe's bed! So I also have to hunt up a single phase-to-3 phase converter.

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PostPosted: February 5, 2021, 7:20 pm 
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Is the bandsaw part of this same package, or did you but it separately?

I love my bandsaw. I can handle reasonably large pieces, but I wish it could handle even bigger ones.

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PostPosted: February 5, 2021, 8:30 pm 
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Lonnie, the bandsaw is staying. The seller is a fabricator of decorative iron work for buildings and such. He discovered he really didn't use the lathe that much, and needed the space for another machine that will be be arriving as soon as I move the lathe. If everything has gone according to plan, the lathe should already be loaded on the trailer, awaiting the driver's arrival tomorrow morning! I should have it around noon! :D

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PostPosted: February 6, 2021, 1:51 pm 
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Have fun, Mike. That's a pretty impressive machine.

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Had fun unloading it with just Man Power, and some hand operated hydraulic tools. Now I just have to figure out how to move it into the garage/shop! Let the fun begin! :cheers:

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You may look into buying a VFD for it to "convert" single phase to three phase.


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kabuku6, Grizzly Industrial carries them, and they just happen to have a store in a town near me! But thanks for the tip! :thmbsup: :agree:

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