Hello from Queensland Australia I just joined , My name is Spider Brandt ,

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I , 2 days ago bought a 100 year old Lathe and I found one exactly the same the one here is light blue I think Hopper owns it ? I'm into Rockabill old Cars and Motorbikes and my new old Lathe thank you
 

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Welcome, Spider! I have a Barnes Lathe from 1880, but I haven't used if for anything. They guy who found it and rebuilt it wanted to get rid of it so he has more space for modern equipment. I hated to think of it going to someone who wouldn't care about it, so I bought it just to preserve it. It is a beautiful machine. If I ever get a larger shop, I will set it up and see how it does. They have a good reputation, at least. The guy who rebuilt it is a jeweler, and very meticulous. It is all gloss black and polished brass fittings. Still has the belt drive, but he made a modern motor mount that attached without modification, so the lathe could be put back to flat belt drive eventually.
 
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Hi Spider, which part of the sunshine state are in? I am rebuilding the carbs on my Monster - when can we see the old lathe, love the old stuff.

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I'm near Jimbooba was on the coast of Bundy for 17 years
Welcome, Spider! I have a Barnes Lathe from 1880, but I haven't used if for anything. They guy who found it and rebuilt it wanted to get rid of it so he has more space for modern equipment. I hated to think of it going to someone who wouldn't care about it, so I bought it just to preserve it. It is a beautiful machine. If I ever get a larger shop, I will set it up and see how it does. They have a good reputation, at least. The guy who rebuilt it is a jeweler, and very meticulous. It is all gloss black and polished brass fittings. Still has the belt drive, but he made a modern motor mount that attached without modification, so the lathe could be put back to flat belt drive eventually.
That's Awesome , I think mine is a Fischer from Germany aout 1896 to 1909 . I just had a look at a Barnes Number 5 , Mine is a bit bigger and just a bit younger ,
 
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My mate came from Qld but used to live in SA and was called Spider down there because of his hairy legs I think.
He has a workshop as big as yours and a lathe exactly the same........ can't see it either for all the collection of sh***t. :p
 
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