Crank grinder and unknown lathe.

  1. decca

    decca Forum Supporter

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    Had to deliver some boards to a customer yesturday and he said "l wont be there but i'll leave the gate open, just leave them beside the old lathe".

    This is what i found standing in his back yard, had to take some photos.

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    Plus a few other bits.

    The Prince crankshaft grinder and the surface grinder are the same as ones i used to work on when i was younger. Im pretty sure they are the exact machines. I cant wait for him to come back into the shop to see if he knows their history.
     
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  2. Pete.

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    Lathe is a CVA. UK version of my 10ee. Lovely machine, crying shame to have it out in the elements. I think the last pic is a cylinder head surfacing machine.
     
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  3. ronan

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    Its a real shame to see good engineering equipment lying out in the elements like that. Needs to be covered up or sold to someone who would use it.
     
  4. decca

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    I dont know if he is a dealer or scrap man but it is tragic.
     
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  5. spencer 427

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    Some nice goodies there. I like the lathe
     
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  6. pressbrake1

    pressbrake1 Forum Supporter

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    I need his address so I can go and hound him!!

    A few years a engine builder on same industrial estate as me chucked a prince grinder, segmental stone head grinder and other tooling in the skip.

    He wouldnt sell to me as he didnt want me doing it
     
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  7. 8ob

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    Was thinking the same :laughing:, I would like the engine block deck grinder and the parts washer. That old cylinder head grinder is very similar to my Planitor, a very useful tool.

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    Bob
     
  8. spencer 427

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    I just want everything
     
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  9. pressbrake1

    pressbrake1 Forum Supporter

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    We know;)
     
  10. decca

    decca Forum Supporter

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    The Prince is missing the motor and coolant tank off the rear. Apart from that i think its complete.
     
  11. spencer 427

    spencer 427 Member

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    Am going to be on it next year definitely.
     
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  12. Rig Pig

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    It's heartbreaking to see machines destroyed like that.
     
  13. pressbrake1

    pressbrake1 Forum Supporter

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    It shows the state of the country, both in industry and mindset unfortunately.
    It seems like that song line 'its cool to no nuffin' is becoming true with the snowflakes
     
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  14. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    If those were children, someone would have contacted Social Services by now. :laughing:
     
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  15. ronan

    ronan Forum Supporter

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    Absolutely.
     
  16. Rig Pig

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    Daft letting them go like that, they could have sold for reasonable money.
     
  17. Rannsachair

    Rannsachair Forum Supporter

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    Lathe looks like an American Monarch 10EE, a real thing of beauty.
     
  18. Pete.

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    It's definitely a CVA - a copy of the 10EE built in the UK under license. The give-away is the handwheel which is the speed adjuster for the sundstrand hydraulic drive. The very earliest 10EE's had that same drive but this isn't one of them. Another tell-tale is the metric threading plate because the CVA commonly came with those change-gears. The only odd thing is that it's a 20" model where the CVA often came at 30" - a length which is rare for the 10ee.

    EDIT: Just spotted that it has CVA cast into the base.
     
  19. Rannsachair

    Rannsachair Forum Supporter

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    Thanks - I had seen a Monarch in the US some time ago, so made the assumption.
     
  20. pressbrake1

    pressbrake1 Forum Supporter

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    I believe cva were american owned(kearney and trecker) by this point
    Holbrook and hendey could almost be brothers
     
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