Harrison M300

  1. daedalusminos Member

    Messages:
    716
    Location:
    Norwich
    So I've been looking for a lathe for the past 18 months and have considered old ('50's - 60's) British ones...too slow on a Lang and missed out on a CVA, but have now been offered a Harrison M300. Unlike the other two (circa £400) lathes this comes with a considerable amount of tooling; quick change tool holder/holders, collet chuck/collets, baseplate and fixed steady.

    The lathe was bought new by current owners (an engineering company) in the 90's and have been told has had little use.... certainly looking at the ways that would appear evident.

    Photos attached, but what's a machine like this worth?

    IMG_20200207_140329.jpg
    IMG_20200207_140758.jpg
    IMG_20200207_142149.jpg
     
  2. indy4x

    indy4x Forum Supporter

    Messages:
    1,544
    Location:
    Pontypool, South Wales. UK
    A dealer would easily be asking north of £3k for that without all the accessories.

    I sold an ex school M300 short bed about a year ago with no accessories but it did have the taper turning attachment and Dickson QC toolpost and 2 holders, it went for £1800

    It has the taper turning attachment fitted as well, that will get lots of peeps excited

    How much are they asking for it?

    Looks like a long bed in the photo
     
    Brad93 likes this.
  3. Hood

    Hood Forum Supporter

    Messages:
    9,989
    Location:
    Carnoustie, Scotland
    Does it? I am not familiar with the Harrison taper attachment but if they are of similar designs to Colchesters then I don't see it. I do see the locking bar for one but maybe that was just bought with some other stuff by the current owner?
     
    hareng and decca like this.
  4. indy4x

    indy4x Forum Supporter

    Messages:
    1,544
    Location:
    Pontypool, South Wales. UK
    @Hood I assumed it has cos it had the locking bar, usually they are missing as peeps don't always know what they are for.

    The M300 I sold with taper turning attachment gave up its locking bar for my long bed M300 where it was missing

    I was trying to see from the pics but am on my phone ATM so not ideal
     
  5. indy4x

    indy4x Forum Supporter

    Messages:
    1,544
    Location:
    Pontypool, South Wales. UK
    Just had a closer look on my tablet and @Hood is correct, no taper turning attachment
     
  6. Shox Dr

    Shox Dr Chief Engineer to Carlos Fandango

    Messages:
    14,229
    Location:
    East Yorkshire
    Long bed gap bed, got to wrth 1800, regardless of bed wear. The bits are worth north of 750quid
     
    fizzy and indy4x like this.
  7. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

    Messages:
    6,622
    Location:
    Essex
    That’s a nice lathe.
     
    fizzy likes this.
  8. daedalusminos Member

    Messages:
    716
    Location:
    Norwich
    I definitely didn't see a taper turning attachment, but sounds well worth the £1500 asking price...


    IMG_20200207_134930.jpg
    IMG_20200207_134921.jpg
     
  9. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

    Messages:
    6,622
    Location:
    Essex
    The bits are probably worth that. Ask them if they have any steadies though. Especially a fixed steady.
     
    fizzy likes this.
  10. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

    Messages:
    6,622
    Location:
    Essex
    Make sure you get that big face plate too!
     
    fizzy likes this.
  11. Hood

    Hood Forum Supporter

    Messages:
    9,989
    Location:
    Carnoustie, Scotland
    Is there a collet chuck? I see the multisize collets and the chuck key but no chuck.
     
    fizzy likes this.
  12. addjunkie

    addjunkie Member

    Messages:
    5,474
    Location:
    Northumberland. Reet oot in the sticks
    Have ou bought it yet?
     
  13. daedalusminos Member

    Messages:
    716
    Location:
    Norwich
    Yes definitely had the collet chuck, there's meant to be a fixed steady but I didn't see it.

    Need to have a measure for available space over the weekend then make my decision on Monday
     
    Hood likes this.
  14. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

    Messages:
    6,622
    Location:
    Essex
    Make sure you get the steady or be prepared to fork out hundreds for a replacement.
     
    fizzy and daedalusminos like this.
  15. Hood

    Hood Forum Supporter

    Messages:
    9,989
    Location:
    Carnoustie, Scotland
    You are doing it the wrong way round, get the lathe then make space :D
     
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2020
    eLuSiVeMiTe, Seadog, RobCox and 7 others like this.
  16. Pete.

    Pete. Member

    Messages:
    8,674
    Location:
    Kent, UK
    I think I count 13 dixon tool holders. That's a few hundreds worth. Multisize chuck and collets - a few hundred more. If it's 1500 quid to buy I'd snap it up.
     
  17. indy4x

    indy4x Forum Supporter

    Messages:
    1,544
    Location:
    Pontypool, South Wales. UK
    Wot everyone else has said or is thinking, get it bought, now, otherwise you will regret it

    The M300 is a good lathe, that one has a huge chunk of extras that most M300 owners would give a kidney for and it's only £1500, no brainer
     
    Dr.Al, decca and Brad93 like this.
  18. daedalusminos Member

    Messages:
    716
    Location:
    Norwich
    The guy was also selling this Myford Super 7 at a very sensible £750

    IMG_20200207_140912.jpg
     
    Rannsachair, fizzy and Hood like this.
  19. northwest Member

    Messages:
    823
    Location:
    Manchester UK
    Cleaned up that is £3500 in any dealers advert.

    (Not the Myford!)
     
  20. 500e

    500e Always buy fire insurance a flood is hard to start

    Messages:
    4,096
    Location:
    SWest UK
    Where is it not much to do this weekend
    Have 2 but another never hurt will find room
     
    Milkybars likes this.
Advertisements