I need some one who can help me in identifying a lathe I have. I can see on the lathe Tail Side the marking on the bed as A.E / 279 / REV. There is no other product information in this lathe. It is been used in my shop from 1960.The center gap is about 8 feet & this was a "Used Lathe "when it was bought in 1960's. This is not been much used, but works pretty well & need some rebuild. Now I am planning to rebuild this lathe & want to have this more accurate machine. So I thought to start this from knowing the history of the machine and planning to rebuild from the Head Stock, Tail Stock, and Carriage. Also the Lathe Bed, Gear wheels and screw rods are also in the list I am planning to rebuild. If you have any tracking mechanism for this particular task that I can use and if any one let me know your past experience in rebuilding a Lathe that would help me in rebuilding this Lathe much fast and easy.
I have attached the Link for this Lathe.