Picked this up from a friend. Tag says Craftsman, can anyone identify the model?
If there is a number on the tag put it into Google and see what comes up. There are many collectors of lathes out there. I have a Dalton there is a cult of collectors out there for them.
Looks like it has flat ways, if so my guess would be Atlas
This is a fantastic website for woodworking and metal working machinery:
The home page says they are dedicated to woodworking machinery but they also include metal lathes and milling machines.
Once you get use to the navigation, you should be able to obtain a lot of information.
Tag only says Craftsman, I did find a serial number.
Craftsman lathes were made by Atlas.
Looks just like my 9"south bend. No quick change gears though. Great score if it was free.
Yes it was free. Appears to be a late 30's Craftsman (Atlas clone) 16 speed lathe. I guess I should have asked Mr. Google first. Found the info from a UK website.
Found my next preservation project.
Nice score! Quick change gears come up often on ebay.
I have a 10" Atlas. It is the handiest tool in the shop. Seems like I chuck something up every weekend.
There are a lot of parts for Atlas lathes on eBay. Search "Atlas" under Business and Industrial.
Bob - Unfortunately, I think a lot of people upchuck something every weekend!
Mark I should have said "quick change gear box". That machine is known as "loose change gears". It's likely the loose gears are with it. I think it's 50's or 60's vintage.
I have a WW11 vintage 18" x 48" Nebel lathe.
Great machine...never been used much.
It has War Dept. and Navy tags on it.
I've had it about 40 yrs and use it a lot.
My little late came in handy tonight as I faced off some 5/16 screws to remove the marks that come on them. Now they look like Ford bolts.
Lathe not late, sorry
This early craftsman (atlas) is pretty darn close.