bought this old lathe yesterday. I'm not a machinist by any means just looking to do some basic turnings. Just curious what others thought of this machine. its a C.A Mann LTD 12x30 can't find a date but I'd guess in the late 1800s or early 1900s paid 500$ for it and a bunch of cutters and misc pieces also came with 13 gears to change for different threading speeds. Every thing is very tight no play on anything every thing glides smooth. The thing must weight at least 650lbs plus. Any thought or info you can provide would be appreciated.