Found in Australia, could this be a very early version of the small Colchester as built in that country? Note the row of three bed-foot bracing bars (just like the early Drummond lathe) yet fitted (like other versions of the Colchester) with a mixture of a dog-clutched leadscrew on the front of the bed and an unbraced, swing headstock. The lathe carries no markings save for, on the back of the bed, a stencil of a tree and three digits, the first two of which cannot be read
Centre height is 89 mm (3.5 inches)
Swing in gap 200 mm (8-inches)
Bed width 88.7 mm, rear way width 28.3 mm. front way width 27.77 mm and between the ways 32.31 mm.
Leadscrew is 4 t.p.i.
Spindle 25.4 mm OD
Spindle thread 1" x 8 t.p.i.
Spindle register 29.5 mm
Spindle taper is MT1
Spindle bore is + 8" deep blind