I have my father's Atlas metal lathe, some chucks, steady rests, face plates, boring tools, knurling tool, etc. etc.
This lathe might be 1929. However, more likely around 1932...Purchased new. It is in fair condition. It was in very good condition until I stored it for 30 years. The chucks, steady rest, Morris taper adapters, etc. are in good to very good condition.
My father was one of those people who could make anything. Machinery seemed to love him. He made the engines for my gasoline powered model airplanes. He started by carving wood to make the molds to cast the metal for him to machine. As I remember the piston rings were the only thing he purchased.
What do I do with the lathe and other equipment? I don't think I will ever use it. Is it worth enough that I should pursue the exact dates and make up a specific list? Or should I just forget it and use what I can in my woodworking?
I would appreciate advice, information, etc.
Thanks in advance and Enjoy,