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Scott
12th Jan 2012, 08:28 PM
3220 - Woodworking Machines at Government Liquidation (http://www.govliquidation.com/auction/view?auctionId=4988568)

Farnk
13th Jan 2012, 12:13 AM
Only comes with two centre steadies!

dr4g0nfly
13th Jan 2012, 05:28 AM
I see it's already named ' Oliver'.

Looks like just what you need if you get an order for a batch of telegraph poles!

Roger C
13th Jan 2012, 06:23 AM
:UHi Make an offer of $ 1.00 more than the scrap metal kg / pd price:U
Regards Roger

RETIRED
13th Jan 2012, 06:57 AM
Bit of drool this way.

If it was in Australia I would be very tempted but I do not think that risking the wrath of my wife and having to build a new shed would be worth it.:D

Pat
13th Jan 2012, 08:34 AM
Julie wouldn't mind . . . much!:U

Ozkaban
13th Jan 2012, 08:39 AM
Just once in my life I'd like to purchase an item advertised "with pallet of accessories" :cool:

Scott
13th Jan 2012, 01:22 PM
Just once in my life I'd like to purchase an item advertised "with pallet of accessories" :cool:


Just once in my life I'd like to purchase an item without asking the minister for finance.

KevM
13th Jan 2012, 02:42 PM
Total length is a little over 19 metres. :o

Farnk
13th Jan 2012, 10:36 PM
Total length is a little over 19 metres. :o

19 meters!

Ship masts??

RETIRED
13th Jan 2012, 10:39 PM
19 meters!

Ship masts??Possibly but my guess is propeller shafts for boats..

Dalboy
14th Jan 2012, 03:48 AM
Just what I need it would be ideal to turn the odd pen:doh:

dr4g0nfly
14th Jan 2012, 06:02 AM
Possibly but my guess is propeller shafts for boats..

Boat Prop Shafts was my first thought, but I've never seen a wooden one. Do such things exist?

RETIRED
14th Jan 2012, 07:38 AM
Boat Prop Shafts was my first thought, but I've never seen a wooden one. Do such things exist?No. Steel.

I think that this was a dual purpose pattern makers wood and steel lathe.

RETIRED
14th Jan 2012, 07:50 AM
I am actually wondering if it is this one.

KevM
14th Jan 2012, 09:45 AM
I am actually wondering if it is this one.
You are most likely correct. You would not think that they would have made too many of them that length in 1919 for the US government.

Paul39
14th Jan 2012, 12:55 PM
I posted this on the Practical Machinist site:

1919 Oliver Lathe - Practical Machinist - Largest Manufacturing Technology Forum on the Web (http://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/antique-machinery-history/1919-oliver-lathe-239112/#post1730158)

Might be interesting to follow to see if anyone saves it.

It would have a practical use to build wooden masts for sailboats.

The headstock and a few feet of bed would make a killer bowl lathe.

NeilS
16th Jan 2012, 04:17 PM
I am actually wondering if it is this one.

That's obscene!

Immediate thought was the number of steadies that would be needed over that length, even with metal. But I see a couple on them on that pallet of accessories, which would be a start.

Paul39
18th Jan 2012, 10:17 AM
These folks have a lathe that will turn wood masts and spars up to 40 inches in diameter and 122 feet long:

Wooden Masts - Spars - Booms - Gaffs: Custom-Turned for Boats and Ships (http://www.thesparshop.org/)

More like a miller head working on a slowly turning mast than a traditional lathe.

In post # 9 in the below thread is another view of the 62 foot Oliver from the Oliver catalog:

http://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/antique-machinery-history/1919-oliver-lathe-239112/#post1732961

Paul39
25th Jan 2012, 04:16 AM
<table style=" 355px; 122px;" border="0"><tbody><tr valign="top"><td valign="top" align="right" nowrap="nowrap">Auction Type: </td> <td>Internet Auction</td> </tr> <tr valign="top"> <td valign="top" align="right">Open Time: </td> <td>01/19/2012 12:00AM Eastern Time</td> </tr> <tr valign="top"> <td valign="top" align="right">Close Time: </td> <td>01/23/2012 05:51PM</td> </tr> <tr valign="top"> <td valign="top" align="right">Award Time: </td> <td>01/24/2012 12:00AM Eastern Time</td> </tr> <tr valign="top"> <td valign="top" align="right">Time </td> <td>Closed</td> </tr> <tr valign="top"> <td valign="top" align="right">Current Bid: </td> <td> $8,700.00 (per lot)

A little high for a scrapper, so I hope it will be used.


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RETIRED
25th Jan 2012, 06:45 AM
Same here.