Colchester Bantam lathe 5.75" x 20" on the maker's cabinet stand and running on 1-phase electrics. The lathe has been unused for two years but is in full working order and complete with all the small parts that the last owner was using. Fitted with dual inch/metric dials, coolant, a Dickson quick-set toolpost, Coventry dies heads, tailstock chuck, tailstock die holder, a 3-jaw chuck, a carriage stop, thread-dial indicator, a light unit and some useful cross-slide attachments.
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Wabeco D6000 (German) lathe in hardly-used condition. Complete with the maker's stand, coolant tray and pump, a high-quality quick-change Swiss toolpost and tool holders, a Newall DP 700 2-axis DRO, a transposing changewheel set for generating metric pitches, precision keyless tailstock chuck, tailstock rotating centre and some tooling as shown in the photos. The spindle bore is a useful 30mm spindle bore and the lathe has a powerful, single-phase, 1.4 kW variable-speed drive. It's fair to say this lathe has far better quality control than lathes from Asia e.g.
Colchester Bantam Lathe 5.75" x 20" metric specification and mounted on the maker's stand with a stainless steel backsplash with 2 shelves. The lathe is still in the maker's paint finish, in very good condition and everything works as it should - and is a pleasure to use.
Myford ML10 lathe 3.5" x 13" backgeared and screwcutting. A one-owner from new machine and stored for some time unused. Fitted with a dog clutch, a graduated handle on the leadscrew end, a Myford milling slide, 3-jaw chuck, fixed steady, 4-way toolpost, rear toolpost, standard toolpost, tailstock drill chuck, tailstock sliding die holder, tailstock rotating centre, a full set of screwcutting changewheels, faceplate, spare chuck backplate, boring bar holder, Morse centers and a selection of cutting tools and Slocombe centres.
Warco "Super Min Lathe" with variable-speed drive and in hardly-used condition and with an excellent specification: mounted on a chip tray with a full-length splashback. 90 mm centre height and 350 mm between centres. Speeds 50 to 1100 r.p.m in the backgear-driven low-speed range and 100 to 2500 r.p.m in high with a digital rev counter. 3 Morse headstock taper, No. 2Morse tailstock. 3-jaw chuck, thread-dial indicator, 4-way toolpost, changewheels, centres, two tailstock chucks, tailstock rotating centre, sliding tailstock die holder, and turning tools etc.
Harrison M250 lathe 5.7" x 20" with a hardened bed and driven by a 1-phase to 3-phase converter.
Meddings single-phase drill with two "mole-grip type" clamp-down arms. £195
Weldmate 140 Amp welder with brazing kit, mask, leather apron, gloves and some electrodes £55
Record wood vice £25
Tilting machine Vice £15
Swiss-made Zyliss Vice
Height gauge £20
Box milling cutters £35
Vintage workbench with cast-iron legs and a thick wooden top £45
Many Plastic storage boxes
Various other small items including micrometer, micrometer depth gauges, etc
Everything is open to offers.
BCA Mk.3 Miniature jig borer and precision coordinate driller. This is the model with the super-fine down-feed on the head, a more robust column and the improved rotary table. Complete in original condition with the proper drive system and several genuine BCA accessories including a set of 13 spindle collets, a boring head, Jacobs drill chuck, end mills, slitting saw holders, slitting discs and some documentation. Also included is a machine vice. 3-phase motor, so ideal for conversion to a variable-speed inverter drive.
Atlas-Craftsman "6-inch" Lathe. 3-inch centre height and 18 inches between centres. Backgeared and screwcutting and in excellent, original condition. Powered by a nearly new 1-phase motor through the correct 4-speed countershaft (giving 8 speeds with backgear). Complete with several genuine Atlas accessories including a milling slide with machine vice, 3-jaw chuck, 4-jaw chuck, 4-way toolpost, the original 'lantern' toolpost, tailstock chucks, tailstock rotating centre, tailstock sliding die holder, and a set of screwcutting changewheels.
For Sale: Harrison M250 Lathe 5.7" x 30" (long bed). Mounted on the maker's stand with a full-length splashback, hardened bed, infinitely variable-speed drive from a 1-phase to 3-phase inverter, a 2-axis DRO and dual inch/metric feed dials.
STANKO 676 Universal Precision Milling Machine with vertical and horizontal capacity and power feed to all three axes of travel. Designed along the lines of the Deckel machines, this highly versatile miller is a lightly used ex-college machine and still in its maker's paint finish.
Harrison L2 lathe 4.5” x 24” gap-bed, backgeared and screwcutting. An early model with flat-belt drive, mounted on its own stand with a built-on countershaft, single-phase motor and in full working order with some tooling and accessories as shown. £225 or offers. Phone: 079269-74262
Myford Super 7BPXF Long Bed Lathe - Serial No. SKL 126833 3.5" x 30" fitted with an Imperial screw-cutting gearbox with transposing changewheels for metric and BA pitches and power cross feed. Mounted on the maker's industrial cabinet stand, chip tray, raiser blocks and 1-phase electrics. In excellent condition with unworn bedways and in the maker's paint finish.
Myford Super 7 lathe 3.5" x 19" gap-bed, backgeared and screwcutting and mounted on the maker's cabinet stand with chip tray and levelling blocks. In excellent condition, an ex-college machine and used by me occasionally for light model engineering. Complete with a 3-jaw chuck, the correct 6-inch half-depth body Burnerd 4-jaw chuck, tailstock chuck, faceplate, a new halogen work light and a chuck guard. 3-phase motor so ideal for conversion to infinitely-variable speed drive from a 1-phase to 3-phase inverter.
For Sale: Nicely Presented Mid Year Myford Super7 Lathe - 3 1/2" Centre height backgeared gap bed screwcutting centre lathe. £1330 (accessories also available). Sussex UK - RH16 Postcode *** Text "Super7" to 07946 353358 for prompt callback (call screening) ***
New, unused Newton-Tesla 1 h.p. (750 Watts) 3-phase, 230-volt 1400 r.p.m motor on a resilient, vibration-reducing mount and with a 5/8" shaft. Suitable for Myford 7 Series and Boxford lathes, etc. This motor was bought as part of a Newton Tesla VF drive for my Myford 254 Plus, but the lathe came fitted with a 3-phase motor and I used that instead. This motor has been stored in my shed for several years, so it looks a bit tired, but it is absolutely new and unused. £50 Phone: 01903 746436 or 07771 695485
Twin Milling machine - price reduced to a bargain £950 as time is not on my side. One owner from new and preserved in original condition and full working order with a single-phase motor and a " STARTET" push-on-push-off starter. Mounted on a fabricated stand, the miller uses a conventional cast-iron column with ways for the knee formed on its front surface. The knee is elevated by a front-mounted screw - in the manner of a Centec 2B - and carries a 20" x 6" table with two T-slots.
Progress 2G drill with a"backgeared" drive giving speeds from 80 to 4000 r.p.m. This allows an astonishing wide variety of work to be tacked from the smallest to holes up to 7/8" (22 mm) in diameter in hard steel. In reality, equipped with step-up Morse drills, or a suitable drill chuck, even larger diameters are comfortably possible in cast iron.
Merli "Clovis" Lathe 200mm swing and 1500mm between centres. An all-geared head, compact but strong lathe with a full screwcutting and feeds gearbox (with extra changewheels to extend its range), coolant, 3-jaw chuck, 4-jaw chuck, mixed steady, travelling steady, quick-set toolpost, tailstock rotating centre, tailstock chuck and turning and boring tools. The history of the lathe is known: from new in a small toolroom where it was used for light-duty jobs mainly on aluminium. I bought it some years ago but have never used it. 3-phase electrics and in full working order.
Emco Unimat SL1000 lathe complete with the rare and very useful power-feed attachment. 3-jaw chuck, the correct machine vice, vertical milling column and bracket, T-slotted milling table with T-bolts and clamps, faceplate, 4-way toolpost, drive dog, tailstock drill chuck, live and dead centres, tool holders, and a grinding wheel. Retro-fitted with a 24-volt variable-speed DC motor and speed controller for enhanced reliability. Needs new belts. Full details of these very handy and effective lathes here
Cowells 90ME Precision Miniature Lathe back geared and screwcutting and mounted on the maker's self-contained cabinet stand with a halogen light unit. The lathe is exceptionally well equipped with a fitted 5-drawer unit holding a range of genuine maker's accessories that includes a dividing unit with division plate, milling slide, Burnerd precision ring-scroll 3-jaw chuck, 4-jaw chuck, a set of collets and a collet holder, fixed steady, faceplate, angle plate, two machine vices, rear toolpost for parting off, 3 tailstock chucks, "wobble" centre finder, V-blocks, drive dog
Cowells Miniature Precision Vertical Miller. Fitted with the maker's original variable-speed drive system, a high-quality, English-made Parvalux 1/6 h.p., continuously-rated DC motor that can be varied from 40 to 4000 r.p.m. with positive drive by a toothed belt. Both the knee and 8" x 2" table are in cast iron while the hardened and ground spindle runs in a pair of high-precision, 48 mm diameter, angular contact bearings - these having their pre-load able to be set by a fine-threaded adjuster nut.
For Sale: Bradford "Metalmaster" Lathe fitted with a full screwcutting and power-feeds gearbox and with sliding and surfacing feeds. In good original condition and complete in full working order with two large steady rests and a built-in thread-dial indicator. With the lathe is a 2 h.p. single to 3-phase converter. Extracts from the maker's catalog are shown below and some more details of these strongly built, high-quality lathes can be found here. US$5000 - or any sensible offer!
Myford Super 7 lathe 3.5" x 19" gap-bed, backgeared and screwcutting. Mounted on a good metal stand with chip tray and raiser blocks.
For Sale: Used Warco 712B Industrial Horizontal Bandsaw £675 Ex-works plus VAT— photographs on request.
Also: BCA MK111 miniature jig borer/driller. Various new and used items including collets, table clamps, an angle setting block, milling arbors, toolmaker's vices, belt pulleys, tension bracket body to carry the belt-drive system, motor cover, etc. Please enquire for anything to do with these machines. Details of BCA machines here
Hardinge HLV-H High-precision Toolroom Lathe 5.5" x 18" backgeared and with variable speed drive from 125 to 3000 r.p.m. The power sliding and surfacing feeds are driven independently by an electric motor, this system allowing for any combination of rotational and cutting feed rates to be set. The lathe has been standing, unused, for 6 years in a dry workshop and so needs a good clean before being returned to use. A data pack with Operation, Maintenance and Parts Manuals is also included.
LeBlond Regal "10-inch" lathe 5" centre height and 20 inches between centres. This is a fine example of the type - a compact, heavily-built lathe with an all-geared headstock, power cross feed and a full screwcutting and feeds gearbox. Single-phase motor and a Dewhurst reversing switch.
Cowells 90CW - a special version of the Cowells lathe designed primarily for use by clock and watchmakers with a hardened spindle and opposed bronze-bearing headstock. Very careful use by one owner from new and in pristine condition.
Dore Westbury Mk.2 "ram-head" Vertical Miller. A most versatile machine with a head that can be elevated, swung, tilted and moved in and out. Table 16.5”x 5.5”. Fitted with a No.2 Morse taper socket and a standard Myford thread nose (allowing chucks, etc., to be fitted), the spindle has both worm-and-wheel gearing for fine feeds and a rapid-action drilling quill.
Dore Westbury "ram-head" Vertical Miller. A most versatile machine with a head that can be elevated, swung, tilted and moved in and out. Fitted with a No.2 Morse taper socket and a standard Myford thread nose that allows chucks, etc., to be fitted. Included is a complete boxed set of Myford No.2 Insert collets that fir into the spindle of the miller and are used to hold cutters (those boxed sets usually sell for over £100) The spindle has both worm-and-wheel gearing for fine feeds and a rapid-action drilling quill.
Myford ML7 Lathe 3.5" x 20" gap-bed, backgeared and screwcutting. This is a late-model example and is still in its maker's paint finish.
For sale: two Hommel multifunctional machines. Both are in excellent condition (the brown spots are not rust, they're dried oil). These multifunctional machines are masterpieces of mechanical engineering - see the extensive article about them here by Tony Griffiths. They were made in two sizes, UWG1 and UWG2. With the correct accessories, it's possible to turn, mill, shape and do tool, profile and circular grinding, gear hobbing, scraping, and engraving, etc.
Myford Super 7B Lathe 3.5" x 19" gap-bed, backgeared, fitted with a screwcutting gearbox, spindle clutch, gravity coolant, digital readout on the cross slide and mounted on the maker's industrial cabinet stand. 1-phase electrics.
Lorch 2.5" x 11.25" backgeared and screwcutting LAS high-precision bench lathe. A beautifully built small lathe capable of big things. Offered in full working order and with many accessories. It's run from the original maker's countershaft and drive system, with the 0.5 hp 3-phase motor controlled by a 1-phase to 3-phase variable-speed inverter. A very large collection of screwcutting changewheels, the proper fine-feed attachment and a good selection of collets.
This Chipmaster 5" x 20" variable-speed lathe was purchased a couple of years ago for a particular job, but now I really need the space. This is a reconditioned machine with the older mechanical Kopp ‘Variator’ speed controller replaced by a modern single to 3-phase infinitely-variable speed inverter running from a 13 amp supply with a 1.5hp motor. This is a compact but very heavily built machine that produces a fine-turned finish on slow feeds.
Clarkson "Autolock" & Osborn "Titanic" Chucks and Adaptors. Details and prices in the pictures below. I'm happy to pack and post at cost. Offers considered, of course. The prices in the pictures are now reduced - the chucks are £50 each and the adapters £35 each. Offers welcome! For more details phone: 07927-408712
Hoffman High Precision 8-inch Rotary Table. Acknowledged as being of the very best quality, this Hoffman rotary table is in perfect working order. I would prefer collection but I'm happy to make a wooden box and post if the buyer covers all the costs.
With the exception of the pedestal, a complete 'straightline engine' by George Plant in very good condition. The slides all move smoothly without any play. Comes with a selection of patternbars. In case you might need more pictures, contact me by E-mail. I'm located in Veldhoven, 145 km from the Hoek of Holland and from Brugge ( Belgium) 175 km.
Smart and Brown Mk.1 Model M backgeared, screwcutting precision toolroom lathe 4" x 18" with power cross feed and coolant - probably manufactured between 1946-47. The lathe is used frequently and is almost completely original even to the factory-fitted single-phase drive motor and switchgear (the leather drive belt if not the first fitted, is ancient). I've replaced the coolant pump with an alternative as the original was unserviceable. A note of caution: the lathe does not have any modern safety stops or cut-outs.
Myford Super 7B long-bed with screw cutting gearbox, power cross feed and mounted on a late style maker's industrial cabinet with coolant pump. It appears to have done very little work and is nice and tight on all leadscrews. Driven by Newton Tesla 1-phase to 3-phase variable-speed inverter - but also included is all the original switchgear.
Elliott Omnimil 00 vertical and ram-head milling machine. A wonderfully compact but versatile miller with an excellent working envelope and the ability to tilt and swing the head. Complete with the full set of table-power feed pick-off gears. I have had this for a good number of years and it's done everything I needed but it is now too big for my needs and has been replaced by a smaller machine. The horizontal system motor and the suds pump motor were disconnected when I obtained it, but I never noticed their absence.
Harrison 11-inch lathe. 5.5" x 30" with a detachable gap-bed, geared headstock and clutch/brake control of the spindle. Mounted on the maker's cabinet stand with a full-length splashback. Equipped with a full screwcutting and feeds gearbox, coolant, 3-jaw chuck, 4-way toolpost, chuck guard and thread-dial indicator this lathe appears to be in its maker's original paint finish and so only lightly used. Full details of Harrison 11-inch lathes here
Colchester Triumph 2000 Lathe. 7.5" x 30" with 16 speeds from 25 to 2000 r.p.m. controlled by a spindle clutch. Induction hardened bed, 2.2" spindle bore with the D1-6 CamLock nose. Full details and a complete specification for this high-speed and very strong Colchester Triumph 2000 lathe can be found here
Aciera F3 Precision Universal Miller. A compact, very high-quality universal miller with a vertical head, horizontal cutter arbors, collets, cutters, a machine vice, light unit and the maker's manual (the Myford milling slide is on the table by accident and not included!). Running from a single-phase to 3-phase inverter. Full details of the Aciera F3 can be found here
Myford Super 7 lathe 3.5" x 19" gap-bed, backgeared and screwcutting. Mounted on the proper maker's stand with a deep chip tray and levelling blocks. a sound and reliable machine. Fitted with a spindle clutch, 3-jaw check, thread-dial indicator and a graduated handle to the leadscrew end. Single-phase, resilient-mounted cap-start motor with a Dewhurst reversing switch. I can offer free delivery within 50 miles of York.
Compound slide rest (the top and cross slide and bed fitting) to fit a Lorch LLV, LLK, LLS lathe - or a similar type that I could modify to fit. Happy to travel to collect. Lorch LL Series lathes can be seen here
Bench-mounted hand-operated planing machine. A most useful device that produces, at very low tooling costs, flat surfaces around 7 inches long and 6 inches wide. A bench-mounting metal planing machine - make unknown. I have had this for a few years and refurbished it some time ago but have not used it since so time to pass it on. There is no maker's name visible but it is substantially built and when I last used it, it performed very well.
Myford Lathe Stand, Splashback, 3/4 single-phase motor and built-in switchgear. All in excellent order. The stainless steel splashback is a robust affair, well supported to carry tooling. £450 or offers
Evans Lathe - a barn find in need of full restoration. The serial number is indecipherable but in the range of "1260". Parts comprise the headstock, tailstock, bed, flywheel and axle and parts of the treadle assembly, but no stand or legs. Please contact me for photos as they are too large for the advert. Collection from central Edinburgh. May send by pallet if the buyer meets the costs of packing and delivery. Details of these high-class Evans lathes are here: http://lathes.co.uk/evans/
Myford ML7R lathe 3.5" x 19" gap-bed, backgeared, screwcutting and fitted with a spindle clutch. This lathe is, in effect a Myford Super 7 but with an ML7 cross and top slide unit. Used only for watch and clock work by its previous two owners it is in superb original condition and mounted on the maker's stand with a deep chip tray, levelling blocks and a home-made splashback in stainless steel.
Alba Elliott 2S Shaping machine with a 355 mm (14") ram travel. An ex-school machine so very little used and in excellent original condition. This is a magnificent shaper and very complete including the maker's special swivel-base vice, the correct wrenches, and a tool height setting gauge. The speed-change gearbox gives ram strokes of 18, 30 67 and 109 strokes per minute. Cross-feed travel is 18.25" (527 mm) with four rates of feed that ranged, per cut, from 0.0194 to 0.0417".
Myford-Drummond M-Type Lathe 3.5" x 15" gap-bed, backgeared and screwcutting and with automatic disengage to the carriage drive. The lathe has been completely dismantled and almost fully restored. This project does require final completion, adjustment and further assembly (e.g. motor drive) to put back into working condition again. Mounted on the maker's legs and cast-iron chip tray with a single-phase motor and countershaft.
Faircut 3.5" x 16" gap-bed, backgeared and screwcutting lathe fitted with a dog clutch on the leadscrew for instant disengage of the carriage feed. These were a high-class lathe made in Sheffield - you can read all about them here: http://www.lathes.co.uk/faircut. Complete with a T-slotted cross slide, 3-jaw chuck, 4-jaw chuck, faceplate, spare chuck backplate, tailstock chuck, tailstock rotating centres and a good set of turning tools. 1-phase motor. £450 or offers.
Ex-College Machines For Sale:
Bridgeport Interact Series 1 with Heidenhain 145 control.
Bridgeport Turret Mills (3 available) with a choice of belt-change and vari-speed heads.
Colchester Student 1800 gap-bed lathes: a choice all with DROs.
Edwards Box & Pan folding machine and an Edwards roller.
Meddings Type MF5 floor-standing pillar drills
Ferm FFZ 400N fret Saws
Atlas-Craftsman 3" x 18" backgeared and screwcutting lathe in good original condition (listed by Atlas as their 612). A compact but versatile lathe driven from the correct maker's countershaft unit with a swing-head belt-tension system that provides, with back gear, a very wide range of 16 spindle speeds. The electric motor is a new 1/3 h.p. with cap start.
Myford ML10 lathe 3.25" x 13 backgeared and screwcutting and fitted with a 1-phase to 3-phase infinitely-variable speed drive motor. This ML10 has had just two very careful owners from new and is only being sold as I now need a larger lathe.
Universal horizontal and vertical bandsaw. single-phase, one owner from new and little used. Offered at £200. Appears identical to this current Warco model at £432 https://www.warco.co.uk/metal-bandsaws-metalworking-saws/53-4-12-univers...
Small bench-mounted lever press, as new £125
Quorn Tool & Cutter Grinder. A well-built example and complete with a drawer of wheels etc. Details of Quorn tool & cutter grinders here
Bench Drill by Clarke - one of their better versions with rack-and-pinion rise and fall to the table. 1-phase. £95
Naerok Mill-drill / coordinate drilling machine. Of all the Taiwanese mill drills, the Naerok is by far the best - it has a bevel box at the base of the column that keeps the head in perfect alignment as it's lifted through its large vertical range. The R8 spindle (it takes inexpensive Bridgeport tooling) has both fine feed by a handwheel and a rapid-action drilling feed by capstan handles (these are included but not shown in the photographs).
Holbrook Minor Precision Lathe 5" x 24 with mechanical variable speed combined with a 1-phase to 3-phase variable-speed inverter - this arrangement giving a vast choice of instantly-selectable spindle speeds (the standard range being around 870 to 3000 r.p.m.) The lathe also had independent variable-speed control to the power feeds - allowing any combination of feed rate and spindle speed to be independently set.
WANTED: car valve seat grinding machine. Anything reasonable considered. Please phone: 0141-942-803
Early Portass 21/8" Lathe Model B complete with a single-phase motor. £125. Full details of this model can be seen here
Hardinge Cataract Precision Bench Lathe. A toolmaker's plain-turning lathe with a screw-feed compound slide rest, a set of collets, a tailstock rotating centre, scribers, milling cutters and all the items in the photographs below - micrometers, taps, dies, reamers and other useful items. The single-phase motor drives through a neat, built-on countershaft - the drive having been converted from flat to V-belt (or the original flat pulley is with the lathe). Capacity approximately 3.5" x 18".
Churchill Mk.3A Cub Lathe 6.5" x 24" with a full screwcutting and feeds gearbox and combined clutch/brake control of the spindle. Mounted on the maker's compact stand with chip tray and a full-length splashback and drawer and cupboard storage. Complete with coolant, a 3-jaw chuck, quick-set toolpost, 4-way toolpost, fixed steady, travelling steady, two tailstock chucks, a tailstock revolving centre, tap and die set, turning tools and set of carbide indexable tools. In full working order save for the power cross feed (which can still be used by hand of course).
Deckel GK21 Pantograph Engraving and Profile (die-sinking) Milling Machine. I've had this for a little while and is in excellent cosmetic and mechanical condition. Fitted with a single-phase motor, both drive belts are in good condition and it has the work spindle assembly and the stylus holder. The tables are free of nasty marks and all the slideways operate very smoothly. The handwheels have resettable/adjustable dials with three graduated in 4 mm x .025 mm increments and one in 2 mm x .025 mm.
Pfeil Vintage Lathe about 3" x 20" fitted with a screw-feed compound slide rest and mounted on the correct maker's stand. Motorised with a single-phase motor and a built-on countershaft. 3-jaw chuck and a box of assorted small parts. Pfeil manufactured well-built little lathes - and details of their products can be found here. http://www.lathes.co.uk/pfeil (Also available: a complete tailstock for a Boxford 4.5-inch centre height lathe £95)
Quick-set/Rotating Toolpost - an unusual design of a high-class toolpost complete with five toolholders and complete with mounting instructions (in Italian.....). Manufactured by "DBD", its size is suitable for lathes such as Boxford, Viceroy, Raglan, Colchester Bantam and others with a 4.5 to 5-inch centre height.
For Sale: a classic Pittler C3 lathe precision (130mm x 600mm) badged by George Adams the UK agent for Pittler machines. Built c1900 and in full working order. I have looked after this lathe for over 40 years making model steam and Stirling engines but now old age forces me to seek another custodian for it. It's mounted on its original cast iron base and is still, I believe in its original paint. This lathe does show signs of backlash on cross-slide leadscrew nuts - but has been carefully looked after all its life, it shows little wear and no significant corrosion.
Avery hardness testing machine Model 6402. Complete with the essential rigid base, an Instruction Manual and hardness conversion tables. Quote from the handbook: The Direct Reading Hardness Testing Machine carries out the Rockwell test, making use of a hardened steel ball or alternatively a diamond cone indenter. A number of combinations of load and indenter are employed in accordance with a specified series of hardness scales.
Boxford lathe AUD Mk.3 5" x 24" in exceptionally fine original condition. An ll-metric, late-model example from 1977 with drive by a variable-speed inverter that gives finger-tip control of a vast speed range. Mounted on the maker's underdrive stand with a full-length splashback and tool tray. Screwcutting gearbox, power sliding and surfacing feeds.
MYFORD Mk.1 Minikop Lathe. This machine is one of the first 50 Minikops manufactured by Myford and based on the Super 7B - a machine equally capable of being run as any Super 7B but with the added benefit of hydraulically-controlled, infinitely-variable feed on the Z axis and hydraulic copying equipment. The latter facility allows the user to manufacture short-batch runs or complex shapes such as petticoat pipes, carburettor bell mouths, etc, all without CNC control.
Wolf Jahn Watchmakers' Lathe - complete with the correct maker's countershaft, a set of cone collets and a number of "wire" collets, Damage-free and in sound order. Happy to pack carefully and post at cost. £150 - or offers. Details of Wolf Jahn watchmakers' lathes here.
Versatile Dividing Head, as described in G.H.Thomas's book "Workshop Techniques". This design is extremely flexible for light machining operations and is capable of a theoretical accuracy of seconds of arc. It can be used for simple indexing, basic dividing and compound dividing. It comes complete in a fitted wooden box with three division plates, tailstock and an adaptor with a Myford nose thread. I built this unit a few years ago, but have used it very little since and so is in mint condition/ It should go to someone who will use it more! £175. Collection only, please.
Harrison140 - a late-model, all-metric specification lathe 5.5" (145mm) x 24" (610mm). Full screwcutting and feeds gearbox, power sliding and surfacing feeds, hardened gap bed, spindle clutch, mounted on the maker's stand with a full length splashback and running on a 1-phase domestic supply with a reversing switch. The lathe is in good condition and still in its ex-factory finish. Having spent its first years in a school workshop, the last 23 have been in my heated workshop, only used a few times each year and with minimum backlash in the feed screws.
For Sale: Fobco “Star” Bench-mounted Drill. A high-quality, English-made drill with a solid steel column. Overhauled some years ago, very little used since and in generally lovely condition. Single-phase motor and in full working order. All original save for the troublesome switch - this has been replaced by a modern unit. £350 or offers. Full details of Fobco drill here
Myford Super 7B Lathe 3.5" x 19" gap-bed and fitted with a screwcutting gearbox and spindle clutch. Mounted on the maker's industrial cabinet stand with a full-length splashback and the maker's coolant unit (3-phase) Fitted with a NEW, single-phase motor and a No-Volt safety-release starter. Complete with a late-type, 2-bolts-per-axis Myford swivelling milling slide, 3 and 4-jaw chucks, 4-way toolpost, faceplate, catchplate, light unit and a graduated handle to the leadscrew end. There may be other small parts as well left by the deceased owner..
PRICE REDUCED: Colchester Student 1800 lathe with many accessories and tooling to be sold as a single job lot.This is the gap-bed model, 6.5" centre height and 25 inches between centres, powered by a 3-phase, 3 HP motor. The lathe is fitted with a Newall DP700 DRO and Dickson 3-way QCTP. It also has a cross-slide carrier fitted with a rear toolpost set up for parting off. The lathe and all the associated equipment and tooling is in very good working condition. Hobby use only since 2010. Prior to that it was used in London Transport's workshop training centre.
Kennedy "Hexacut" Bench-mount Hacksaw Model 60. A most useful little metal-cutting hacksaw that takes up little more room than a vice - 22" long, 7.25" wide and 10" wide). Maximum capacity is 2.375" on round bar and 2" on square. Complete with the original and correct single-phase Hover motor. In full working order and ready to use. Details of Kennedy Hexacut hacksaws here
Herbert "Junior" Hand-operated Surface Grinder. In full working order with a single-phase motor. A compact machine but of industrial quality. Complete with a Eclipse magnetic chuck, a diamond dresser, several grinding wheels and the correct C spanners for bearing adjustment. An ideal machine for the smaller workshop. Details of Herbert Junior Grinders here
For Sale: two Raglan Little John Lathes 5" x 24" variable-speed drive, backgeared, screwcutting and with power cross feed. One complete and operable but does require some work to the drive system. The is dismantled for possible rebuilding - or a source of very valuable spares.
For Sale: Myford Bed-mounted, 6-station Capstan Unit. In remarkably fine condition and still in the maker's paint finish. The tool head indexes automatically as the main capstan handle is turned - this having a very smooth and satisfying action. Each tool cut length is controlled by an individual end stop - which also rotates automatically as the tool head turns. Bored in 6 positions at dia. 5/8. In full working order complete with several items of tooling, turning boxes, length stop and a centre drill holder as shown in the photographs.
For Sale: BCA Mk.3 Mini Jig Borer/Co-ordinate Driller mounted on the maker's cabinet stand and in excellent condition. Unlike most examples of the type, this is equipped with not only a full set of genuine imperial collets but a collet-mounted drill chuck, four other collet-mounted cutter holders, two Lushington boring heads, a set of precision length bars to complement the table-feed micrometer dials, two original table T-slot clamps, a light unit and the correct spindle-bearing adjustment C-spanners.
Willson 7.5-inch lathe - single-phase motor. This very strongly-built Willson is just as the last owner left it - with all the accessories, tooling and fittings included. The lathe has a full screwcutting and feeds gearbox, power cross feed and clutched drive to the spindle. Accessories include a thread-dial indicator, 4-way toolpost, 3-jaw chuck and a high-quality Taylor conical-scroll, self-centring 4-jaw chuck. £750 or offers. Details of Willson lathes here
Myford Super 7B lathe 3.5" x 19" hap-bed, backgeared and fitted with a screwcutting gearbox and spindle clutch. Owned by a professional engineer who used it for model making. Still in its maker's original paint finish and carefully maintained.
Myford ML7B Tri-Leva lathe 3.3" x 20" gap-bed, backgeared and fitted with a screwcutting gearbox. Owned from new by a professional engineer who used it for model making. The lathe retains it's original maker's paint finish and has clearly been carefully looked after. The lathe has been upgraded with a Myford Super carriage assembly (Including the cross and top slides with engraved zeroing micrometer dials) and a Super 7 tailstock. The Tr-Leva unit acts as both a clutch and a means of instantly changing spindle speeds.
For Sale Watchmaker's Lathe: Boley & Leinen 8 mm "Reform" Bed length 260 mm, a centre height 50 mm. Complete with an extensive range of accessories and a Flume F53 motorised base. In exceptionally good condition with only the graver rest showing minor chrome-plate peeling. The Flume base allows the lathe to be mounted either left or right-handed and the variable-speed, forward and reverse motor to be set in front or behind the bed.
For Sale: Colchester Master 2500 long-bed lathe. This lathe is in overall good condition and has been converted to single- phase using a 3 h.p. motor. The coolant pump is the original 3-phase unit and is disconnected. Fitted with dual inch/metric dials, a 4-way self-indexing toolpost and rear-mounted single-position toolpost for parting off, etc.
Warco WM240 variable-speed lathe (30 to 3250 r.p.m.) mounted on the maker's stand with a full-length splashback, two drawers and two cupboards. Bought new from Warco in 2018 and used only for model engineering. 120 mm centre height and 400 mm between centres. Complete with all the original accessories: 125 mm 3-jaw chuck, 125mm independent 4-jaw chuck, fixed steady, travelling steady.
Reluctantly for sale is my excellent Colchester Bantam 1600 centre lathe which is in fantastic, original condition - other than a few paint chips touched in here and there. An Imperial machine but includes the metric transposing changewheels. The bed and slide ways are not showing any wear or damage and all movements are smooth without play. Fitted with a G.E.C 2HP 1.5 KW 4 pole motor and a high quality IMO Inverter (VFD) wired to a Newton Tesla control pendant.
Genuine maker's accessories for the Hardinge HLV-H Toolroom lathe
From the photographs you will see: 127 gear and banjo for conversion to cut metric threads
Follow rest (travelling steady)
Radius Turning Attachment. Brand new, never unwrapped
Taper Turning Attachment
2-inch collet closer and 12 used collets to suit (only 4 pictured)
In the photo of all parts together, there is also a second-hand draw tube for use with collets>
Boxford ME10A lathe. A late-model 5" x 24" with a screwcutting gearbox, power cross feed and mounted on the maker's compact stand. In fie original order and in its original maker's finish. Unlike all other Boxford models, this example is fitted with the maker's spindle clutch that makes using the lathe so much easier. Fitted with a T-slotted cross slide. 5-inch Burnerd 3-jaw chuck with both sets of jaws, the correct half-depth body 4-inch Burnerd independent 4-jaw chuck.
Adept Miniature Powered Shaper. A unique opportunity - this is an original, unused and previously unassembled version of the rare Adept miniature shaper. Complete with a copy of the maker's assembly instructions and drawing. Full details of Adept shapers and the story of the powered version machine can be found here Am willing to pack carefully and post.
MYFORD ML7 lathe 3.5" x 20" gap-bed, backgeared and screwcutting.
For Sale: Harrison L5A long-bed lathe 5.5" x 40 with a gap-bed, a full screwcutting and feeds gearbox, power sliding and surfacing feeds and clutch control of the spindle. Fitted with two 3-jaw chucks, a 4-jaw independent chuck, quick-set, 4-way and standard tool post, swivelling milling slide with machine vice, metric screwcutting transposing changewheels, thread-dial indicator, faceplate, tailstock chuck, 6 boring bars, a boring bar holder, 29 tungsten boring tips, 10 tool-bit cutting tips, and the necessary keys and various custom spanners.
Wolf Jahn Precision Bench Lathe. As seen in the photographs, this high-precision lathe is complete with a compound screw-feed slide rest, a 3-jaw chuck, an independent 4-jaw chuck, centres and a countershaft pulley to match that on the lathe's headstock. Offered at a bargain price. Details of Wolf Jahn lathes here
Elliott 00 Omnimil Vertical & Horizontal Miller in superb, little-used condition. Bought new by London Zoo, I acquired it with very few hours on it and have used it since for occasional model engineering. The paint is the maker's original - and everything works perfectly. Included are a genuine Elliot swivel-base machine vice, a high-quality Criterion 8" Rotary table, an Elliot dividing head with a nearly new 5-inch Burnerd 3-jaw chuck and a Clarkson Autolock chuck.
Lorch A6K (in Roman numerals often listed as the AV1K) Watchmakers' Precision lathe. Mounted on a compact, underdrive stand with a 1-phase motor and push-button starter. This unit has been passed on to us at the Charity "Men In Sheds MK". Complete with two 3-jaw chucks, a 4-jaw independent chuck, a knurling tool, live and dead centres, two Jacobs tailstock chucks, two parting tool holders with blades - and everything else in the picture.