When I began looking to buy a small lathe and vertical mill, a friend of mine and local machinist in Zionsville, Indiana pointed me in the direction of an old equipment collector north of Indianapolis about 30 miles. He has many old forklifts, hand-operated presses, and some old military equipment sitting there gathering rust. It was quite sad to see actually.
The local machinist pointed me to that man for a specific piece of equipment. It's a combination lathe/mill which apprently used to be used on Navy submarines. It had a brand name of Hanni-somthing, like Hannifin or Hannivan, or something like that. The model was "10-57" and it had the letters "US" with the Navy anchor symbol stamped between the letters.
Does anyone know anything about this model lathe/mill? This one was in really bad shape because it's been outside exposed to the weather for too long (probably 5+ years). Nothing would move or operate at all and it would require a tremendous amount of work and effort to get it running again.
If anyone would like to see pictures of it to help identify I can be reached via email. I would appreciate any thoughts of where to turn to find out more about this lathe/mill combo.
- Rick Hodgin
- Indianapolis, IN
- Looking for a small, operational lathe/mill combination