Vintage machine Tools

roger

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Vintage machine Tools
« on: July 08, 2014, 04:14:04 PM »
I don't think I've seen a thread on old machine tools.  My Bridgeport was built in '58 and my Logan was built in '52 but they are not really vintage to me.  My friend has a garage that would qualify as a museum - here is a picture of his drill press.  I think this is a Sibley and Ware built sometime between 1910 and 1930.

roger

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Re: Vintage machine Tools
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2014, 11:42:19 PM »
Here's a W.P. Davis lathe built in about 1910.  The back lash on the cross feed is about one and a half turns of the handle.

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Re: Vintage machine Tools
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2014, 07:56:37 AM »
Cool.  My father-in-law has an old Bridgeport; I need to dig it out of his garage.

roger

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Re: Vintage machine Tools
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2014, 02:07:53 PM »
Cool.  My father-in-law has an old Bridgeport; I need to dig it out of his garage.
If you do any fabrication in your garage it is a great tool to have.  Even the older "round arm" is a good machine.  At the very least you'll never own a better drill press.

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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2014, 06:15:21 PM »
what they turned out  with these machines is truly amazing, a lost art , it would be good if we went back  to skilled work as if the computer crashes we are lost, i have some files for finishing  which i take to instead of a grinder , my winter projects at the moment  rebuilding a chrysler distributor from a 1955 dodge  and making one stewart warner fast wind heater 1940? out of two.

roger

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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2014, 07:00:12 PM »
what they turned out  with these machines is truly amazing, a lost art , it would be good if we went back  to skilled work as if the computer crashes we are lost, i have some files for finishing  which i take to instead of a grinder , my winter projects at the moment  rebuilding a chrysler distributor from a 1955 dodge  and making one stewart warner fast wind heater 1940? out of two.


Yeah, it really bugs me that a lathe or mill operator is now more of a keyboard operator than anything else.  I sold my stand-by TIG welder last night.  The young guy shows up in his flat black '51 chevy truck.  When he get in my garage he says "oh you have a mill and a lathe, I work in a sheet metal shop and I try to learn everything I can about these machines every chance I get".  He was so enthusiastic I would have given him the welder.... but I needed the money to finish the blower project.

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Re: Vintage machine Tools
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2014, 07:31:42 PM »
It is great to hear that there are still young guys out there trying to learn the old ways.............cnc controls can sure be a pain some days,  you can spend more time making a program than it takes to do it on an old lathe...........................
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29bowtie

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« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2014, 12:08:45 AM »
What a great idea for a thread subject, thanks.
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hot rod henry

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« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2014, 01:53:56 AM »
29bowtie your theme sums it up titanic was built by skilled men , the guys at the controls stuffed it up/

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Re: Vintage machine Tools
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2015, 08:33:04 PM »
Check out this bandsaw ::)
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« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2015, 10:17:51 PM »
 ::)
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« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2015, 10:21:06 PM »
This is cool.
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29bowtie

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« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2015, 07:25:20 PM »
 :o ;)
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29bowtie

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« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2015, 05:53:57 PM »
Drilling oil galleries through a crankshaft.
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29bowtie

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Re: Vintage machine Tools
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2016, 12:29:16 AM »
I like the old belt drive machines like this lathe.
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29bowtie

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« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2016, 04:21:09 PM »
Imagine working on this machine everyday!
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DavyJ

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« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2016, 07:28:37 PM »
Yeah, and no safety glasses either.................
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29bowtie

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« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2016, 05:46:00 PM »
 ;) :) :)
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« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2017, 05:09:12 PM »
 ;) 8)
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jaded iconoclast

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« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2017, 07:05:44 PM »
Drilling oil galleries through a crankshaft.

That's not a crankshaft, that's a CRANKSHAFT! ;D

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« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2017, 01:27:46 AM »
Press
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29bowtie

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« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2017, 06:40:51 PM »
Beautiful old lathe.
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29bowtie

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« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2017, 10:47:08 PM »
Drilling oil galleries through a crankshaft.

That's not a crankshaft, that's a CRANKSHAFT! ;D

And this is a "BIG Block"! Lots more cool machinery here  http://cncenginedynamics.tumblr.com/
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29bowtie

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« Reply #23 on: March 12, 2017, 06:12:09 PM »
Vintage Drill Press. 8)
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29bowtie

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« Reply #24 on: May 11, 2017, 07:11:51 PM »
 :)
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jaded iconoclast

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« Reply #25 on: May 11, 2017, 08:21:29 PM »
Some of my "toy collection", not machine tools per-se, more coachwork tools, but very much "vintage". these would have disappeared from most body shops about 60 years ago. I posted this photo on that "traditional" forum, none of the hard-core, post millennial, neo-traditionalists knew what they were for.... ;D ::)

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« Reply #26 on: May 11, 2017, 09:48:34 PM »
Some of my "toy collection", not machine tools per-se, more coachwork tools, but very much "vintage". these would have disappeared from most body shops about 60 years ago. I posted this photo on that "traditional" forum, none of the hard-core, post millennial, neo-traditionalists knew what they were for.... ;D ::)
Shears ?
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jaded iconoclast

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« Reply #27 on: May 11, 2017, 10:27:34 PM »
Some of my "toy collection", not machine tools per-se, more coachwork tools, but very much "vintage". these would have disappeared from most body shops about 60 years ago. I posted this photo on that "traditional" forum, none of the hard-core, post millennial, neo-traditionalists knew what they were for.... ;D ::)
Shears ?
Dedicated bead rollers for wire beaded panels, like early ford fenders. You run the edge of the panel through one roller first which forms the channel for the wire, then lay the wire in and run it through the second roller to close the lip over the wire.  ;) :) They are the pride of my tool hoard, not that you really use them a lot. But man, are they slick when you need to form a wire edged panel! And most guys under 100 ;D have never even seen them.

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« Reply #28 on: May 12, 2017, 12:56:59 AM »
Some of my "toy collection", not machine tools per-se, more coachwork tools, but very much "vintage". these would have disappeared from most body shops about 60 years ago. I posted this photo on that "traditional" forum, none of the hard-core, post millennial, neo-traditionalists knew what they were for.... ;D ::)
Shears ?
Dedicated bead rollers for wire beaded panels, like early ford fenders. You run the edge of the panel through one roller first which forms the channel for the wire, then lay the wire in and run it through the second roller to close the lip over the wire.  ;) :) They are the pride of my tool hoard, not that you really use them a lot. But man, are they slick when you need to form a wire edged panel! And most guys under 100 ;D have never even seen them.
Man,
 I was going to say bead roller but the top die threw me off.Never saw one with that narrow of a die & not stepped.
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29bowtie

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Re: Vintage machine Tools
« Reply #29 on: May 21, 2017, 03:33:21 PM »
Compressor anyone? Inside the lobby of the Hotel Vancouver.
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29bowtie

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« Reply #30 on: May 23, 2017, 08:49:10 PM »
1918 Gear Drive lathe.
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jaded iconoclast

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« Reply #31 on: May 23, 2017, 09:16:10 PM »
man, I want a lathe BAD.

29bowtie

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« Reply #32 on: May 28, 2017, 12:53:09 AM »
Boeing Aircraft Canada Oct.23,1930. What a great bunch of vintage machinery.
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29bowtie

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« Reply #33 on: May 31, 2017, 07:18:15 PM »
man, I want a lathe BAD.
You'll like this picture then!
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jaded iconoclast

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« Reply #34 on: May 31, 2017, 07:51:35 PM »
man, I want a lathe BAD.
You'll like this picture then!

Holy CRAP! That things HUGE!! :D Does that belong to your nephew? Now I have lathe envy!

29bowtie

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« Reply #35 on: June 01, 2017, 12:19:14 AM »
man, I want a lathe BAD.
You'll like this picture then!

Holy CRAP! That things HUGE!! :D Does that belong to your nephew? Now I have lathe envy!
Yes it is his, kind of dwarfs the little lathe on the left and the Bridgeport in the corner.
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29bowtie

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« Reply #36 on: June 06, 2017, 10:05:53 PM »
Grinding a bevel gear. 8)
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29bowtie

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« Reply #37 on: June 10, 2017, 03:53:18 PM »
1943 Vancouver, woman machinist. Bordeaux Co.
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29bowtie

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« Reply #38 on: June 17, 2017, 03:11:12 PM »
Boy, learning to use lathe. OSHA, what's that?
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29bowtie

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« Reply #39 on: June 17, 2017, 03:44:16 PM »
Burrard Shipyards 1943, lots of woman work there during wartime.
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