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CharlesJenkinson
20-08-2014, 04:45 PM
Ive come by a very old Cunliffe & Groom metal lathe (just moved house and it was left by owner). It has not been used for decades and is not in a running state. There are quite a few tools and change gears with it. No motor though. I had in mind to perhaps get it running to be able to make parts eventually for a CNC router why I joined here, but having just moved house, even that project has dropped off the list. I really need the garage decluttering. Is it worth anything more than just scrap value?

Blackrat
20-08-2014, 05:01 PM
got any pics of the machine ?

Web Goblin
20-08-2014, 06:57 PM
Some pictures would be needed. Cant find anything for Cunliffe and Groom apart from being a machine tool supplier so this might be a suppliers name plate rather than a manufacturers name.

CharlesJenkinson
20-08-2014, 10:58 PM
Here's some pics:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/127107667@N06/with/14796869129/

irving2008
21-08-2014, 02:18 AM
Sadly it's worth sweet FA. C&g manufactured drilling machines and lathes in Manchester from 1864 until 1954. this looks like a classic pre-ww1 English lathe and is a very weak design of headstock & bed suggesting its an earlier one.




http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Cunliffe_and_Croom

CharlesJenkinson
21-08-2014, 06:57 AM
Thanks Irving,
Scrap yard job then.