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J. G. Blount Co.
Everett, MA

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Lathe, Wood
Machine Size: 12" Swing 28" Bed
Submitted By: Jason Richer
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: Type C W R (school training lathe)
Date of Manufacturer: 1940's possibly
Serial Number: 1180309, 1180311, 1180319
Last Updated 3/25/2007 6:48:04 AM

Several months ago, I purchased 4 of these lathes from a man in Milford NH. I've since refurbished one of them and sold off another leaving me three at the moment.

There were a total of 40 at one time, all from the Boston Latin School (Oldest Public School in the Country)

They are 1/2 HP, 3 phase and run off a 5 position drum switch (Off, 600, 1200, 1800 and 3600 RPM's).
Direct drive.
12 pole motor (all those windings result in one heavy motor)
Unknown headstock and tailstock taper at the moment.
Headstock is threaded 1 1/8 x 12 TPI left and right hand, outboard and inboard respectfully.
Weigh about 400 pounds.
Originally set to power up through a start-up relay, visible on the lower portion of the headstock, the refurbished machine now is wired through a VFD allowing infinite variable speed which no longer requires the start relay circuitry.
I may power the other two through a rotary phase converter.

Considering their age, they were in excellent condition.
Approximately 8 hours time went into the cleaning and removal of rust on all the components. Painting, re-assembly and wiring the VFD consumed another 12 hours.

The motor runs quietly without any vibration.

Photo 1:

Comments: As I received them. A bit on the rusty side
Source: Photo J. Richer October 2006
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Photo 2:

Comments: Headstock with attached 1/2 HP VFD
Source: Photo J. Richer October 2006
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Photo 3:

Comments: All cleaned up and running like new again
Source: Photo J. Richer October 2006
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