Late 1800's

Post date: Feb 23, 2012 1:24:04 PM

At least, that's what some guys at Practical Machinist claim. The scoop:

  • Yes, it's a Barnes lathe, as I originally guessed. The model is a #5, round-belt style.
  • It's much earlier than I guessed. They're saying 1876-1885.
  • What I'd thought was an upgrade to a V-belt pulley may actually be the original round belt pulley. These apparently pre-date flat belts.