Does anyone recognise this Lathe ?

  1. cr500dom Member

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    I ve been offered a lathe that needs some TLC, does anyone recognise the make or model from the pictures ?
    There is no makers plate on it that I can see ?
    Thanks in advance

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  2. Greygables1 New Member

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    I believe it's an atlas lathe it looks the same as mine
     
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  3. Seadog

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  4. cheb Member

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    Looks like an Atlas to me. I had one as my first lathe, ex Army and bought at auction by my grandfather AFAIK.
     
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  5. Pete.

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    Atlas 10F. The chrome button makes it a F rather than a D - it engages the power cross feed.
    It's missing the compound slide, probably broken off at the rather weak pivot.

    It MIGHT be one of the clones especially with that odd cross slide with the rear toolpost mount, but it sure looks like a genuine Atlas.
     
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  6. Seadog

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    Missed that :D
     
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  7. Matchless

    Matchless I started with nothing, still have most of it left

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    looks like a good starter lathe, doubt a Chineseium one will last 80 years.......
     
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  8. zx9

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    Plenty of Atlas users on Youtube to give you an idea of its capabilities. How much are they asking for it?
     
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  9. cr500dom Member

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    Awesome, thanks Guys !!! I knew this would be the right place to ask
     
  10. cr500dom Member

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    Its been replaced, an he explained be under no illusion you are Buying work.
    But it hasnt ever been set up or adjusted from when he bought it.
    Needs a new countershaft 4xpulley and the tailstock setting to the headstock as he doesnt think they are very concentric, but I suspect it just wants some tome setting it up.
    Price is very agreeable ;o)
     
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  11. Gritineye Member

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    It has the T slotted cross slide from an Atlas capstan lathe on it, they're rare and very desirable cos they're longer, much more rigid and you can fit a rear tool post, or milling attachment more easily, also bolt parts straight onto it.

    Many flat bottomed compounds off similar sized lathes can be adapted to fit, often more cheaply than finding an Atlas one.

    I have one on my Atlas and wouldn't go back to the standard type.
     
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  12. slim_boy_fat

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    Just buy it.....;) :thumbup:
     
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  13. minimutly Member

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    Lol at the oil stains on the wall behind the chuck...
    Oh, buy it, if it's the right price
     
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  14. Wallace

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    Getting it off that wooden table onto something more solid and levelled would be a start, accuracy might not be so seasonal.
     
  15. cr500dom Member

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    Its more a case of "come along with the van and take it away, I`ll even help you load it"

    (Im currently clearing space to take it)
     
  16. cr500dom Member

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    Yes, rest assured it will be getting a nice steel fabricated bench / stand to make the most of it
     
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  17. Gritineye Member

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    Here's a couple of pics of how I have my slotted cross slide set up.

    No idea what the compound is off, but it was free :D

    I rarely use the compound but it only takes a couple of minutes to change it over when I need to.

    The QCTP bolt goes down into a T nut in the slot, it's about as rigid as you can get for an Atlas.

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  18. cr500dom Member

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    So I`ve cleared enough space for it now.......
    But I may be moving it straight on as I have just done some work for a mate with a lovely Harrison L5 which just wants a clean and reset and hes offered me that for a very favourable price :D

    So the next question is, whats an Atlas worth ?
     
  19. metalmelt Member

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    It could also be an early Richmond as they used the same generic castings for the Atlas, Richmond, and another make which I cannot remember.

    From memory they used generic bed castings and generic headstock castings made in Sheffield and they came with 3 speed, 4 speed, and 6 speed pulleys.
     
  20. daleyd

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    What’s a Richmond lathe :dontknow:
     
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