Tony, When you are at Harrogate take a snitch at his 'Screwcutting in the Lathe' on page 43. 'Cleeve' or Kenneth C Hart only bought the non- motorised bits for the ML7 and used 2 motors with fast and loose pulleys in the old fashioned way. He got the following speeds
Direct BackGear Direct Backgear
1340 250 465 85 875 160 305 56 570 105 195 36
actually, he got more than these.
What you have to remember is that this guy wasn't rich like Thomas, Chaddock, Radford and Tubal Cain but went on to create all his tooling for the Myford from steel bar. He even made his own socket screws- listed again in ME.
The story is that he was made redundant and the ML7 continued to make special screws etc and- an easier living.
Sadly, his book came out at the time of his death.
Maybe, this being skint scenario appealed to my circumstances then- and I sort of felt something in common.
I would happily scan some of these articles but quite a few are already on the net.
Uncle John has my E-mail address and details if not available elsewhere.
Kindest regards to you - lucky people