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Holtzapffel & Deyerlein

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I'm looking for some guidance on this ornamental lathe, It is for sale not too far from me but I have not seen it and am not certain that it is complete. Can anyone tell by these two photos if it appears complete? I think if any parts were required they would be very hard to find as it was made in 1805. any advice or comments are appreciated thanks in advance.
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Jon

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Dave -- That is most would consider a "project lathe". It is no where near complete and doesn't appear to include any of the myriad accessories you'll need to get up and running.

That said, the biggest issue to me, for anyone considering buying something like that is that the vintage is prior to the time when threads became standardized, meaning you won't be able to just pop over to your local hardware store (or even god's hardware store as I call it, McMaster-Carr) and pick up replacement screws.

If you just want a restoration project, that might be a candidate. But if you want to do some actual turning, keep looking.

Cheers,

--Jon
 
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Hi Jon, thank you for taking the time to reply. I appreciate your input and have moved on. Even if this was usable now it is very limited being such an early model. I have enough on my plate and would rather a working machine with lots of capability and yes screws and parts I can source. It is a trip down the rabbit hole but a fun trip. Cheers
 
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