- Swing over bed: 8"
- Distance between centers: 20"
- Speeds: 6
- Motor: 1/2 HP, 1725 RPM
- Overall bed length: 37"
- Overall dimensions: 61"(l) x 26"(d) x 75" high
- Estimated weight: 700 lbs.
- Counter shaft overhead flat belt drive system
- Dual foot pedal operated belt guides
- Hand wheel draw bar
- 35 - assorted #3 AM collets
- 3-Jaw & 4-Jaw chucks
- Live center
- Jacobs 1/2" drill chuck for tailstock
- Compound tool slide
- 6" face plate
- Tool post ring/rocker
- Steady rest
- Extra draw bar
- Wood bench
Once a commonly available accessory for small lathes, the tailstock-mounted indexing turret was a simple and economical way of producing small batches of components.
PROVENANCE, DETAIL / SPECIFICATIONS:
The B. C. Ames Co. was founded in 1901 by Bliss C. Ames as a successor to Alcorn & Ames.
He started with small bench lathes and added a line of small milling machines in 1905. The company closed in 1946.
- American Milling Machine Builders: 1820-1920 by Kenneth L. Cope, 2007 page 6
- The Massachusetts corporate registry database lists this company's first registration as 1922-06-26.