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dcnera05

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Greetings everyone from the state of Maine. I recently bought a really old lathe from an acquaintance as he was moving out of state. It resided in his basement for 30 years and got quite dirty and a little rusty. I have now disassembled and mostly reassembled it but I have seen not a one identifying mark so far. There’s a bit of caking on it so perhaps I haven’t uncovered it yet. It is a treadle lathe. I know it came from Canada and the guy I bought it from says his grandpa bought it at auction in Montreal back in 1930. I got so much tooling and stuff with it and being a complete novice I have no idea what a lot of it is. I have done many a google search but haven’t seen a lathe quite like it. Thanks for looking and I can’t wait to learn from everyone!



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Looks European or British to me.
 

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Looks European or British to me.
Hmm, I’ll research in that direction and see what turns up thanks!


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That is just plain ol awesome. I guess I like everything old school.
 

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Certainly a rare and interesting lathe, most likely English or european from the carriage handwheel on the right side. I didn't know Donald had a cigar company.. :grin:
 

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I know, I couldn’t pass it up. It just had a look to it that said, “take me home!” I’ve still run into nothing in terms of knowing just how to identify it. Although it shares many features with a Brittania, they never made a model that quite looked like this one, and many of the minor details such as knobs and wheels are quite different. I know it was bought in Montreal at an auction in 1930. Maybe it was imported, but does anyone think it possible that a Canadian company made it in the same fashion as European/British lathes were?


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Certainly a rare and interesting lathe, most likely English or european from the carriage handwheel on the right side. I didn't know Donald had a cigar company.. :grin:
Haha yes I get a lot of Trump comments on that old cigar box. Keeps the conversation lively ha.


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One of Trumps grandfather or great grandfather , made his money in the Klondike during the gold rush years. I think he had a business or two back in the 1890s . But that's a Kool lathe museum quality I bet.
 

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I did some looking here also: http://www.lathes.co.uk/index.html
There's a search bar just under where it says: "Machine Tool REFERENCE ARCHIVE - lathes.co.uk"
I typed in treadle lathe and a few results came up. The ones that looked most similar were the Barnes & Britannia.
Thanks for the link. I’ll have to pour through it and see what comes up. Britannia is so close.


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