I have had a lathe I found in a scrap yard in Seymour Texas for about 12 years.
It has a broken base and was in need of tepair. I disassembled it and took inventory of what it needed. Cleaned all the parts and put it in the attic.
I just pulled it down to go over again and was trying to find another base.
It appears to be one of the most rare models of the Dalton line.
It is a Lot-2-No 19.
I was planning on using it to neck turn rifle brass. I am using my Summit lathe for this and was hoping to find a more size appropriate lathe for it.
It's a neat looking little unit.
Just seems to be very very rare and it looks like I should approach with caution.
Hello. I just found your post. As of tomorrow I will be taking possession
of a Dalton T-L with a 1924 date and a whole bunch of extras including liv
e and dead centers, 3 and 4 jaw chuck, some change gears and in need of re-
assembly (its in pieces), a new drive belt, and about a month or two of elb
ow grease to remove rust and re-paint. I am a Machinist virgin having only
played so far with a Grizzly micro-lathe which has gotten me hooked (I hav
e found so far anyone who owns a lathe seems to have 2 or 3 or 4 or... I k
now... its a disease) I ordered what literature was available from that UK
fellow so we will see if sales brochures are enough info to rebuild this b
east. I may be back to ask some (I am sure really really dumb) questions.
replying to Dennis Turk, jordie field wrote:
hello: I just picked up a Dalton 4 lathe that is complete. Most interesting is
a very small rectangular thread counter. Was wondering if anyone has sienna
like it? I have tried to email Mr. Turk recently and his mail box is full.
would love to contact anyone who would like to talk on the phone as I have many
questions and find typing to clumsy. Hello...is their anyone out there. Also
my Dalton has the motor mounted above the leather step pulleys. Part of the set
looks factory, other part does not. I can load pictures, I just want to do it
at the best location. My e-mail is email@example.com
Am Freitag, 26. Dezember 2003 17:31:31 UTC+1 schrieb Dennis Turk:
since some Days i own a MetalLathe , maybe a Dalton Lot 2-
Unfortunetly i find no SerialNumber or other things for a Identifikation.
Some Pictures are here:
It would help, if you can help.
If it is a Dalton Lot2, you know one more in the World...
You Re-Build a very nice Champions Blower Forge 9L
Regards from Germany,
replying to Dennis Turk, Rainer wrote:
Hi Dennis, since One Week I own a Dalton Metal Lathe. It is a Lot 2, NO 477. A
Picture Can Seen unser
Http://chaski.org/homemachinist unser the Lathe-Topic. Eben there are some more
Information about the lot2-machines, I'm Interesse on them. Regards from
I've spoken with you a few years back about my lathe, I have a decent restoration thread going on now here:
I'm still interested in a threading dial if there is ever another batch run :)
Guten morgen! Euer Drehbank is sehr nett! Da ist ein webseite von England du soll sehen. ummm...Hier: http://www.lathes.co.uk/dalton/page2.html. Ich kenne mein Deutch is besten nicht, aber woll ich zu helfen mit euer Dalton, oder englisch wann ich kan :).
replying to Dennis Turk, TLouisJ wrote:
Hi, I just received a Dalton Six lathe. The Patent tag ends in 1922 and the
tags all have New York so I think it was built between 1922-1925. ?? It
looks like an 8" x 16" so it's not very long. There are no model numbers or
other ID tags. Can you tell me what it is?
replying to Dennis Turk, Jordief123 wrote:
Hello: thank you for getting back! I inquired about your group over a year ago.
I posted my lathe info and pictures on the OWWM site: dalton lathe and jordie
field. It be would wonderful if you could look at it and let me know what you
think. All the best ! And thank you. Jordie field
My name is Matt and I live in Illinois. I have recently come across an oppo
rtunity to obtain a ?Dalton Six? B-4 Lathe. It is in workin
g condition and seems like a pretty sturdy lil Lathe and perfect for my lit
tle garage. The guy wants $215.00 for it. Is that a fair price considering
it is so hard to get replacement parts?
On Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:59:52 -0800 (PST), firstname.lastname@example.org
The real value of these "Garage Lathes" is quite often determined by
the attachments and accessories that come with it. 3 jaw chuck? 4
jawed chuck? Taper turning attachment? Tool holders? Boring bar
holder? Tail stock drill chuck? Tool bits (to fit)? A boring bar or
maybe two? The list goes on and on...
Price doesn't sound too bad even for a fairly stripped machine, so long
as it's in good condition. Check ways front ways near headstock for
wear. At minimum, you'll want a 3 jaw, 4 jaw, faceplate, drill chuck,
lantern tool post, and a live center to do much. With that, you could
make a lot of accessories. If you plan to do any threading, you'll want
a set of change gears. If not, you could get by with putting a variable
speed DC motor on the far end of the lead screw. I modified a friend's
Craftsman thus. If it's missing most of the above, be aware that without
some serious bargain hunting, they'll likely cost at least double the
price of the lathe.
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