This is an American-made 1940s-era vintage Delta brand lathe that can turn items up to 10 inches in diameter and spindles up to 36 inches long.
This lathe is being donated to the club by Tim McMahon of Poulsbo. It was owned and used by his father, who was a physician in the area who enjoyed woodworking as a hobby.
While old, the lathe is solidly built. It turns smoothly. There appear to be no issues with the bearings in the headstock and tailstock. The motor is 110 volt power and was rewound several years ago, but the lathe hasn’t really been used since.
This is a heavy lathe. The base is 48 inches long. It comes with a number of tools and accessories, including three different tool rests and two Jacobs chucks. The spindle has a 1-inchx8 tpi thread. We are not sure of the size of the taper.
There are seven speed positions possible from the belt drive.
Please note: Because of the owner’s travel schedule, the winning bidder will be able to pick up this lathe in early February.