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Manufactured/Badged by:
P. Blaisdell & Co.
Worcester, MA

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Metal Working Machinery
Machine Type: Lathe, Metal
Machine Size: 30 inch swing,20 ft bed
Submitted By: Mark Chmelar
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: Antique metal lathe
Date of Manufacturer: approx late 1890's
Serial Number: unknown
Last Updated 6/10/2018 11:36:30 AM

Comments:
This machine had been sitting unused for about ten years, and was purchased from the buyers of the building that formerly held the machine shop. It had been run from a lineshaft. A good selection of tooling came with the machine: boring bars, steady rests, cone and live centers, tool holders and bits, wrenches, dogs, and change gears.
It appeared to be an auction purchase from years ago, evidenced by the buyer's bid number written in grease pencil on the apron.
The chuck is marked "Cushman 1898"

Photo 1:

Comments: lathe installed in the former machine shop
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Comments: 28 inch Cushman 4 jaw chuck with casting date of 1898
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Comments: Headstock, chuck, changegears, and cast logo on base
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Comments: Backgear, rear quarter view of the changegears.
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Comments: Tailstock, apron, tool holder, steady rest, and bed
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Comments: Steady rest, tool holder,apron, tailstock, and bed
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