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    Default Spot the Machine - 3223.

    Quote Originally Posted by auscab View Post
    ...And how is the HUGE looking drum sander left of the PK in the last picture, in the middle of the picture.
    What a giant .
    OtaWM6.jpg

    I'm guessing that's the Thos. White & Sons 3 drum sander - machine 3223.



    I don't have access to any White catalogues to confirm.

    Cheers, Vann.
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    Default Spot the Machine - 3211.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vann View Post
    ...I know of a gentleman in Auckland who bought an LQ a year or two ago. I was hoping to visit him and check out his machines while in Auckland last week. Alas, he was away on holiday on Great Barrier Island. I wonder if it's the same LQ?...
    Nope. I finally caught up with him at the beginning of the month. His is a different Wadkin LQ.

    What he did have (pertinent to this thread) is a Pickles chisel mortiser.

    OtaWM8.jpg

    Pic11.jpg That's it, centre of picture.

    Pic2.jpg Pic5.jpg Note the pressed steel tag "3211".

    Pic3a.jpg Pic1.jpg And the painted "3211".

    Pic4.jpg Motor and gearbox/clutch?

    Pic7.jpg That square chisel is HUGE

    John Pickles & Son Ltd. of Hebden Bridge, England. Serial No.3990.

    Pic8.jpg Pic9.jpg

    And a quick quote so Allison gets notified of another Pickles - in a boatyard what's more...

    Quote Originally Posted by Allison74 View Post
    A great set of photos. I really like these sort of pics, a lost world...
    Cheers, Vann.
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    Look at all the dust extraction pipework...quick wheres BobL
    Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonyz View Post
    Look at all the dust extraction pipework...
    There's a funny story about that pipework.

    There were two separate extraction systems. 20 or so years later (late 1970s), for some reason (probably one of the two fans needed replacement) they decided to modify that pipework, by diverting the smaller system into the larger one. We (two young tradesmen) had just come out of our time, and had no experience of large ductwork. In fact the only experience was with small pressurised systems in passenger carriages.

    The company put up scaffolding. We approached the boss asking about design. He just said connect it from there to there, and use that galvanised sheet steel. So, over a period of a week or two we made it all up and fitted it, and they took the scaffolding away. When they started the system up a few days later the vacuum collapsed the new ducting . Sucked it flat . There was a fair amount of laughter in the Wood Mill that day. It wasn't our fault , we were just doing what we were told.

    Anyway, they couldn't justify more scaffolding (probably head office would have been shirty - I'd guess the boss kept it quiet and didn't tell them) so we made up new (thicker) ducting and installed it working off the electric cherry-picker.

    I'll bet if it had gone right the first time I wouldn't even remember they had chip extraction...

    Cheers, Vann.
    Gatherer of rusty planes tools...

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