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Unknown Lathe No. 186

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Almost certainly a home-made job and so lacking that professional touch in the fit and finish, this nevertheless a pretty good attempt making a useful little plain-turning lathe. Just like the Unknown Lathe No. 185 this model also has features  typical of an inexpensive lathe: are plain two-bolt "box" headstock bearings, two spindle speeds, a simple two-foot bed with a flat top and 60 V-edges, an overhung leadscrew passing through a full nut bolted to the underside of the saddle (hence no need for an apron) and turned with a handle at the tailstock end of the bed, and the most limiting factor a single, cross slide that could not even be swivelled. 
Although this lathe would be better not having one at all, the bare specification for such a lathe would be on the lines of the Wizard and Lane Micro, lathe with a proper compound slide rest and a three-speed drive..




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Unknown Lathe No. 186
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