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Manufactured/Badged by:
Hardinge Brothers
Chicago, IL; Elmira, NY

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Metal Working Machinery
Machine Type: Lathe, Metal
Machine Size: 7" x 15"
Submitted By: Charles Aoun
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: Cataract Bench Lathe
Date of Manufacturer: 1920's?
Serial Number: ?
Last Updated 12/28/2011 10:38:07 PM

Comments:
This is my second Cataract, an earlier and smaller model than my first one. Previous owner was still using it before upgrading to a larger lathe(s). Aside from the bench it's supposed to be mounted on, it seems complete. Came with a compound slide rest (not shown), 2 different lever cross slides, a six-station turret head, collet closer, draw tube, full set of 4C collets, 3" Skinner chuck, much other tooling (some of which I dont know how to use), and an extra tailstock!

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Comments: As found, covered with some sawdust from PO woodworking shop
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Photo 2:

Comments: Just posing for the archive, light surface rust
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Comments: lever cross slide behind headstock
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Comments: Turret seems massive for such a small lathe
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Comments: couldn't get it any sharper
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