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1196-385 Antique B.C. Ames Watchmaker’s/ Clockmaker’s/Instrument Maker’s Precision Lathe, Model #3

Inventory Number: 1196-385

Technical Specifications:

  • 115V/1PH/60HZ
  • 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.

Equipped With:

  • 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

History:

 

 

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.
An ordinary screw-feed tailstock barrel would have slowed the process up more than somewhat, but if lever or rack-operated, and with light work, respectable rates of production could be achieved with very simple tooling

 

 


End view of bed showing the double ring of 60 and 72 indexing holes on the spindle-pulley flange.

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PROVENANCE, DETAIL / SPECIFICATIONS:

 

CIRCA 1905

WALTHAM, MASSACHUSETTS

http://www.lathes.co.uk/ames/


      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.

Information Sources

https://books.google.com/books/about/Ames_Enclosed_Head_Precision_Bench_Lathe.html?id=X9eEGwAACAAJ



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