So I’ve just moved house/job and this beauty is already resident in the old farm workshop... I’m not a full on noob with lathes but I’ve had no formal training and this seems quite a bit more complex than the worn out primitive lathe at my last work. I don’t think it’s been used for a good 10 years, possibly longer. It was purchased second hand about 50 years ago at a guess, but I have a few papers on it. Nothing genuinely useful though, I’m thinking of buying a manual from lathes.co.uk but it’ll be at least 4 weeks to get here. Any idea on a build date? I’m just looking for a few pointers I guess... all the oil points have been greased, I’m planning on converting a lever grease gun to an oil gun, can I just blast the oil through the grease? I’ll change the headstock oil and clean the filter, and oil all the fittings I can find, but is there anything else I should be checking/doing before firing it up? I’ll try and get some slide way oil although might have to use 68 hydraulic Oil or 80w90 to start with. What’s the best oil for the gearbox - is GL4 80w90 ok? I need to give it a serious bath, Im thinking maybe a mix of petrol/solvent degreaser in a pneumatic spray gun?