9168Re: Introducing Dave...
- Mar 3, 2001--- In atlas_craftsman@y..., Dave Kamp <DaveKamp@N...> wrote:
> Hello Group!time...
> Didn't see my first post go through, so I'm trying it a second
> I'm Dave, live in eastern Iowa... and am in process of assembling a
> metalworking shop for hobby-type things. I've acquired an oldlathe, which
> has been quite fun tracing lineage.found a
> The gearbox cover and switch say MetalCraft, but after hunting, I
> nice photo of it at www.lathes.co.uk... it's an Atlas 9"... allmy-mind.
> belt-reduction... and Clausing, BlueMountain, etc., say I'm out-of-
> I agree, but a 92 year-old machinist says that the first Atlas wasalso
> sold through Montgomery Wards under the MetalCraft name.road.
> Can anybody else verify this?
> All the major parts are identical to an Atlas a few miles down the
> Leadscrew gearbox (F/N/R) is broken, and I'm missing the top bevelgear and
> clutch dog. I've got the threading gears, but missingwell.
> gearset plate and gear-mounting bolts... but other'n that, all is
> Took lots of cleaning.borrow a mill?
> Anybody have a gearbox, or should I get a block of aluminum and
I've got an old manual for a 9" Metalcraft lathe that was sold by
Sears. The date on the cover page is December 1, 1933. There's not
much to the manual, only 20 pages, but I could send you a copy if you
are interested. If so, email your mailing address to me.
Mike Henry in Batavia, IL
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