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    Very cool Chuck!!! Thanks, I did email the poster. Hmmmmmmm.
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    Are you serious???? I put in my email that I would be interested if they don't sell for the advertised price. (figure then to do some bartering) If it sells, no problem, don't need it, would just be a novelty. Really would put out some cash for a pattern lathe. But if they contact me, will let you know and would appreciate you looking/storing it for a while for me? Don't know when Larry will be heading your way!
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    An 1880 lathe

    Chuck, That looks like a nice little machine, and in pretty decent shape too.

    Jonathan, It would make a nice project. It appears to be the metal turning version of the lathe. I have an old drawing of the wood turning version somewhere. (I'll post it when I find it.)

    The drawing (looks to be the manufacturer catalog drawing) shows the treadle and flywheel pulley, with a tool rest on a banjo, but no carriage or change gears or back gears.

    It seems to be a Seneca Falls machine, as it it listed.

    I'd love to work on a project like that. Good luck on acquiring it.

    Pictures later.

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    Last edited by Tony Baideme; 12-25-2008 at 08:22 AM.
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    An 1880 lathe

    Update:

    I found the pic of the lathe and then found a second one which is very close to the machine in discussion. Let me see if I can upload them here.

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    This is of the wood turning version.

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    This is of the metal turning version.

    These look very similar to the posted machine, but I may be mistaken. Machines from way back then were so similar it's easy to get fooled from pictures.

    Hope this helps.

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