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Manufactured/Badged by:
W. F. & John Barnes Co.
Rockford, IL.

True Manufacturer:
W. F. & John Barnes Co., Rockford, IL.
Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Metal Working Machinery
Machine Type: Lathe, Metal
Machine Size: 11 x 36
Submitted By: Rory Brown
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: No. 5 Twin Lead Screw
Date of Manufacturer: 1800's - 1920
Serial Number:
Last Updated 10/13/2018 12:29:56 PM

Comments:
I purchased this machine through the local Buy/Sell/Trade. The lathe had obviously been used and maintained as there was a conspicuous lack of rust. All moving parts were well oiled and moved freely. Once I got it home I cleaned it up, added a safety guard, changed the linen belt to a rubber (serpentine) belt, replaced the motor with a permanent magnet variable speed motor with a variable speed controller and for added pizzaz added a digital tachometer.

I hope that the makers of this lathe approve! It somehow seems befitting of their unique, forward thinking design.

I liked this lathe so much that I made a video/slide show with more pre and post pictures. Here is the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-gLAGyTHu4&feature=youtu.be

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Comments: After restoration. Added stainless steel guard, changed the motor from 1/4 HP to 2.5 HP permanent magnet motor with variable speed control. For added pizzaz I added a digital tachometer.
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Comments: Post restoration view of headstock, Ker and Goodwin chuck, on/off switch, digital tachometer and safety guard.
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Comments: Pre restoration view of headstock with linen belt
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Comments: Some of the tooling that came with the lathe
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Comments: Image from the tailstock end showing the tool carriage and the Ker and Goodwin 4 jaw chuck.
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Comments: Change gears and Back Gear after restoration
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