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Offline WarnerConstCo.

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Oliver Pattern Lathe
« on: May 28, 2021, 10:00 PM »
This has been in my possession twice now, never even wired up by anyone in the last 6 years.

Oliver 66-AC sliding gap bed pattern lathe.

Does 8'6" opened up. 

5hp, two speed motor gives one 16 available speeds.



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Offline Bob D.

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Re: Oliver Pattern Lathe
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2021, 06:01 AM »
Oliver 66 brochure with specs. Amazing machine.

http://vintagemachinery.org/pubs/609/2674.pdf
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Offline WarnerConstCo.

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Re: Oliver Pattern Lathe
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2021, 12:44 PM »
Oliver 66 brochure with specs. Amazing machine.

http://vintagemachinery.org/pubs/609/2674.pdf
I have owned a wadkin RU and also an Oliver 26c.

26c is an amazing machine

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Offline pixelated

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Re: Oliver Pattern Lathe
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2021, 02:49 PM »
It looks bigger than my entire workshop space.

Impressive looking machine.

Offline Birdhunter

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Re: Oliver Pattern Lathe
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2021, 03:18 PM »
Keith Rucker at Vintagemachinery.org restores old machines. He does a great YouTube channel. He might be interested.
Birdhunter

Offline Cheese

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Re: Oliver Pattern Lathe
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2021, 10:40 AM »
Oliver 66 brochure with specs. Amazing machine.

http://vintagemachinery.org/pubs/609/2674.pdf

Surprised it only weighs 3 tons...looks like it could be heavier than that.

This is the photo I liked  [big grin]


Offline Bob D.

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Re: Oliver Pattern Lathe
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2021, 10:58 AM »
I wonder what they were spinning that was 60+ feet long.

And how many steady-rests do you need?
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Offline Cheese

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Re: Oliver Pattern Lathe
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2021, 11:40 AM »
I wonder what they were spinning that was 60+ feet long.

And how many steady-rests do you need?

I assumed it was something for the USN.

Well if you have 44 operators...

Offline WarnerConstCo.

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Re: Oliver Pattern Lathe
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2021, 11:48 AM »
I wonder what they were spinning that was 60+ feet long.

And how many steady-rests do you need?

I assumed it was something for the USN.

Well if you have 44 operators...
That lathe is actually still around and in the possession of a machinery dealer/collector.

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