Change gear ID

I bought 2 boxes of pillow blocks today just because the price was right. I
found what looks like a set of lathe change gears in the box. they are
smaller than the gears used on a south bend 9" everyone is marked with the #
of teeth and "M6" any ideas? maybe an atlas 6"??? I did see an atlas TS in
his piles of stuff he is selling. The man is 80 years old and still sharp.
LOTS of stuff he is cleaning out.
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Wayne Mak
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Ya, that's probably off an atlas six. They are a zamak gear with a 1/2" bore with two keyways, and stack on a babbitt bushing with a 3/8" bore.
Paul K. Dickman
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Paul K. Dickman
And they self-disintegrate over the years too. My father-in-law had 2 Atlas 6" lathes. The first one he junked (by tossing it down behind his workbench) because of the "rotting back gears" problem.
Grant
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Grant Erwin
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The backgears go easy, because they have a thin wall in the small end. The change gears seem to work fine.
Paul K. Dickman
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Paul K. Dickman
Sounds like the gears they have the 2 keyway slots, they don't look to be used much. Well if they are atlas gears it looks like the pillow blocks will be free:) I am sure they will get $50 for the set. Now what to do with the 40 or so pillow blocks and misc bearings????
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Wayne Mak
How do you tell between 6" gears and those for a 10-12"? I know the larger lathes came with more, but are the gears different?
Wayne: How many were in this set?
GTO(John)
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GTO69RA4
9 gears they look like they would be small for a 10" I can send a picture if you wish.
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Wayne Mak
The 10-12 inchers used larger 16 pitch gears with larger bores. The 6" used 22 pitch gears (IIRC)
Paul K. Dickman
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Paul K. Dickman
Nine gears would be a full set for the Atlas 6". What's the ID?
GTO(John)
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GTO69RA4
I see m6 and the # of teeth stamped on the gears not much else. How are things up in MA?? Been busy here projects just keep coming.
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Wayne Mak
Things are busy here. Actually just got a pretty nifty score, but I'll post about that in another thread.
What's the inside diameter on those gears? I assume they're for a 6" lathe, since the 10" gears I have (oops) don't say M6. GTO(John)
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GTO69RA4
Ok this is toooo odd. I just picked up a atlas 6" today, and yes same gears. Cute little lathe
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Wayne Mak

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