At a guess---- AR Turpin and the lathe was one of these 10" between
centres baby Ajax ones, I had an Enox 10" which was about the same
era - possibly 1955
Still got the 3 and 4 jaws and the top slide( as part of my Clarkson
Also got the 10 books on Pelmanism. Write it down in case you forget
Perhaps around 1955??????
Sorry Dirk but computer is playing up- hence the duplication etc.
Next daft question is 'Why the interest in such an old- and not very
If my memory is holding out, the lathe had split bearings and a half
inch BSF spindle with an O or OO Morse.
I dumped my 'Enox' because the bed went 'banana' shaped.
Ah, it is coming back
Not Ajax but Adept and Super Adept lathes.
More coming back- I gave my old RB Drummond to a guy with a 'Wizard'
some 30 years ago.
the Wizard was the copy of the Lane or vice versa- and made in County
Another 'Adept' writer was J Latta.
My 'Enox' came from Dr Clifford Arthur with his Gauge 1 stuff. Also
got his Zyto. Arthur was a relative of James Watt.
I also got his wife's 'first baby or thereabouts' and in turn became
Funny old world
Well it is only the Turpin dividing head I am interested in, apparently it
was an accesory item of Urwick's MetalMaster. Purely for engineer's
interest. The file has vanished since a certain James E. got a nasty letter
A guy called AR Turpin did a Vertical adjustable dividing head in
Model engineer Vol 98 issue 2451.
But the better bet ? may be a series by the same guy in 1951 / 52
called Universal Dividing Head plus.
This was in Vol 105 numbers 2634, 35, 36, 38, 39, 40 and Vol 106
numbers 2642, 43, and 44
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