For Sale: Union L.I.A.S Vintage Screwcutting Lathe

A fine example of Union L.I.A.S. backgeared and screwcutting 3.5" x 16" lathe. The lathe was purchased in the early 1960s and used by a qualified machinist in his spare time to produce parts for a model steam engine - when it regularly worked to tolerances of 0.0005". As well as turning, the lead screw was used to plane splines. One of the photographs below shows an example of this work. The lathe is driven by a belt from a motor mounted on a purpose-built bracket - this originally being fastened to the wall behind the lathe. There is a useful collection of parts, including 3 and 4-jaw chucks, faceplates, centres and a myriad of other tools and equipment.  £350 or offers. Collection from Writtle, near Chelmsford. Details of these Union lathes can be found here.


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Writte, near Chelmsford
United Kingdom
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