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Putnam Lathe on Craigslist


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Old 01-19-2016, 12:20:47 PM
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Default Putnam Lathe on Craigslist

Here is a nice Putnam lathe on craigslist that needs to be saved. It is overpriced but maybe the price will come down.

https://newlondon.craigslist.org/tls/5409549454.html
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Default Re: Putnam Lathe on Craigslist

I have its twin in my shop. A 14" swing machine dating from approximately 1884, I saved it from being junked by a museum years ago. It's sitting against the wall opposite my 1920 Hendey 16".

The Putnam still had decent original paint and the ways, although mildly pitted, were actually quite good. I machined a back plate and installed a 4 jaw chuck then found the biggest surprise...... it was still accurate! It's a bit limited with no compound rest and the lead screw is at the REAR of the bed, but otherwise perfectly usable. If you're not in a big hurry it still does a nice job.

The seller is dreaming however, as old lathes are a bit of a drudge on the market. I'm a member of an antique machine tool website and the most anyone would pay for that is perhaps $250.......and that's if the seller helps load it!
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Here is a nice Putnam lathe on craigslist that needs to be saved. It is overpriced but maybe the price will come down.

https://newlondon.craigslist.org/tls/5409549454.html
Do not know much about Putnam except that I have a 4 foot overarm metal planer in the shop. Last time I used it, it ran so smooth that it almost put me to sleep. Beautiful running machine. Classic.
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The listing has been deleted. Did one of us buy it?
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