I just ran across a cute little lathe at a garage sale. Must be about
It has some sort of logo on the headstock and tailstock, but I can't quite
make out the company name.
It is an elipse about 1.25 inches long, Yellow center with a red border.
In the center it says "The Right Tool For The Job" Below that it says
In the red border is unreadable text that appears to end with "..MFG"
Does this ring any bells with anyone?
I'll post a photo if I can figure out how to post to the dropbox.
Oh good -- Steve has already changed the spaces to underscores.
(Maybe he has made that automatic now.)
*Pulleys* to drive the leadscrew, instead of gears? You might
as well write off the idea of doing any threading on that machine. :-)
And the pulley on the spindle looks a bit too new to be original. And
also for a wider belt than the leadscrew pulley.
The pitch of the leadscrew looks awfully fine too, as far as I
can tell from the photo. And a ballcrank on the tailstock end of the
leadscrew as well.
Is that a halfnuts lever to the left of the apron? It doesn't
look right, somehow.
No guess who made it -- but I doubt that it was recent. :-)
Hmm ... photo from an HP PhotoSmart at 1600x1200 -- posted raw.
It would have been kind to at least crop the image down a bit. It took
a noticeable time to download with a T1 line. Someone with a dialup will
be in serious pain. :-)
It would have been kind to crop out the acres of brick wall
above it, and the support below it, as neither were relevant to what
kind of lathe it was.
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It appears to be a late 1930s Sears, although the "companion" label is not
there, and another is.
According to this page, the Dunlap followed it.
It resembles the 2nd picture, plus the optional jackshaft kit.
This is another variant of the AA products machines.
I've seen them like this before, I owned an even more
primitive machine, with a completely open headstock.
Many of the parts on this, such as the compound slide
and swivel, are drop-in replacements for the 109. sears
machines that AA made for them over the years.
The pulleys and belts for obtaining carriage feeds
while altered by a previous owner, seem to be original.
This is a refinement from the machine I had owned,
which had had *no* provisions for power feeds
of any kind at all.
You will find the spindle in this machine may or may not
have a through hole, and it will be very flimsy. The
bearings will be a single bronze bushing in the left
side, and a split bronze bearing with a take-up nut
on the left side.
Interesting find - it sort of connects the dots in the
AA products line. As another poster said, Dunlap and
AA products were somehow related, they may have even
been the same company.
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