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I wonder if there are any members out there who own and/or use a Britannia lathe. I am currently refurbishing an 1895 Model 14 and would like to discuss its features with another owner or user.
 

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I have no idea what this lathe looks like, was it belt driven, it probably was. What type of bearings does the headstock have because I'm sure roller bearing were'nt invented then. As always I'm intrested in machine tools. I can't really justify a lather or a milling machine, but that may not stop me buying one !
You can alway post a few pictures.
 

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Hi, there was a series of articles on refurbishing britania lathes in the model engineer in the late seventies/early eighties that I can remember reading. your local library may be able to get copies as they keep bound volumes within the library service.

you could at one time still get replacement parts from the trade in birmingham but I think the company went into liquidation in the late nineties, but a call to the model engineer editor may prove useful.

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mike g
 
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