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    "There are no kangaroos in Austria" is not quite...

    "There are no kangaroos in Austria" is not quite true. They do have them, but are not common! See BBC News from 2018:
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45407767

    More seriously.
    Ring the...
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    Stand is (at top) 360mm wide, 630mm long and...

    Stand is (at top) 360mm wide, 630mm long and 560mm high. It is new. I had planned to put a wetstone grinder on it, but it is too low. Sorry cobwebs and spiders don't come with the stand! Send me a PM...
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    I may have a BS-5 stand, but it could be for a...

    I may have a BS-5 stand, but it could be for a woodworking machine - can't remember. I will check that as well tomorrow.
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    Did you mean a h&F BS-4A? If yes, I may have...

    Did you mean a h&F BS-4A?

    If yes, I may have what you need (sort of), and unlike the "High Speed Jevenile Frog," I am near Midland, W.A. Send me a PM, and I will photograph it tomorrow.

    It is a...
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    Hercus BR Wattleup, W.A.

    Hercus 9" BR by the looks of it. Needs a good clean! But it does have an original looking lamp!
    Gumtree:...
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    Hercus T&C Grinder W.A.

    A Hercus Tool and Cutter Grinder on Gumtree. Table does not have the inverted V way at back, so must be an early unit....
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    Nuttall Lathe (big) Exmouth W.A.

    A good size Nuttall lathe in Exmouth, W.A. for $1800.00 advertised on Gumtree:
    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/exmouth/power-tools/nuttall-lathe-2-inch-head-stock/1276173765
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    Lathe: Shun Shin in Subiaco, W.A.

    About 1000mm between centres - the seller says. Single phase. $1,600.00 Looks hardly used. Gumtree:
    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/subiaco/power-tools/metal-lathe-pending-sorry/1275991216
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    Hercus - 260BTM and Vertical Mill

    Hercus 260BTM and a Hercus Vertical Mill in Picton, W.A. on Gumtree $3000.
    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/picton/power-tools/hercus-lathe-and-milling-machine/1275853138
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    Myford Super 7 with Norton Geabox

    Myford Super 7 with Norton Geabox on original Myford stand plus accessories. Lesmurdie, W.A. $5,500.00 on Gumtree:...
  11. Macson Lathe,a Shaper and Horizontal Mill Geraldton, W.A.

    On Gumtree is a Macson lathe, a shaper, and a horizontal mill. All fairly big - from the pictures. Freight to Perth would not be too bad - from memory....
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    The Trove website is a little easier to read as...

    The Trove website is a little easier to read as you can magnify the text.
    Helpful to my older eyes.
    The Labor Daily (Sydney) 6th. April, 1926.
    It is here:...
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    I visited Colchester in 2019. There was not...

    I visited Colchester in 2019.

    There was not one monument or statue to Colchester lathes there!

    Unbelievable!
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    Balaklava is on the Crimean Peninsula - now part...

    Balaklava is on the Crimean Peninsula - now part of the Ukraine!

    Now I am really confused! (read this with tongue pressed firmly into right cheek!).

    I think I have family there (on the Crimean...
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    70 tooth gear! I don't have one, but I do have a...

    70 tooth gear! I don't have one, but I do have a 100 tooth gear with the splined centre - for Colchester Bantam / Chipmaster which I purchased from RGD tools UK (this web site -...
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    The metric/imperial translation set I have is a...

    The metric/imperial translation set I have is a 100/127 tooth gear set. I think 127/120 is "non standard." My opinion - just my two penneth worth.
  17. Okuma Lathe, a Vertical Mill & a Surface Grinder - Malaga W.A.

    On Gumtree in Malaga W.A. is a vertical mill, a surface grinder and an Okuma lathe. Looking at the single photograph of the lathe I wondered "...with the slings where they are laying ...was it lifted...
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    90 tooth gear

    I am contemplating making a worm to mesh with Hercus gears (18 DP). I have been studying Ivan Law's book "Gears and Gear Cutting," and I have worked out that I need two 20 tooth gears, a 30 tooth...
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    Never built one myself, but I gave a friend - who...

    Never built one myself, but I gave a friend - who is an electronic / SCADA / computer engineer a microwave oven transformer, and he cut the secondary off, and made two turns (2 vots) of some...
  20. Mill, Lathe, T&C Grinder, Pressbrake, Pipebender, Cutoff Saw Mandurah WA

    Interesting collection of machinery. Some seem complete, others are in pieces. The advertisement:
    2 x John Heine 202a Press brakes; Pipe bender brand unkown; Nuttal Lathe; Milling machine; Fusion...
  21. Douglas 10" Shaper Mulgoa NSW on Gumtree

    Douglas Shaper on Gumtree in NSW. Wants $1900. Seems a bit high, but does have a vice that seems correct.
    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/mulgoa/miscellaneous-goods/metal-shaper/1270930767
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    Harrison 12" Lathe Country W.A.

    On Gumtree:
    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/noggerup/farming-equipment/new-holland-tractor-75hp-4x4-fel/1270797553

    In NOGGERUP (east of Bunbury W.A.) at a farm clearing auction this coming...
  23. Hercus Tool and Cutter Grinder in Armadale, W.A. maybe!

    Advertised on Gumtree among an advertisement for a "Workshop Clearance Sale" on Gumtree
    No pictures. Advertisement was posted on 10/3/2021, so it may have gone.

    TOOL and CUTTER GRINDER HERCUS...
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    Glassblowing Lathe in W.A.

    An interesting EXE lathe on Gumtree in Kelmscott, W.A. Claims to be a "glassblowing" lathe. As I have never seen one, I can't comment....
  25. Not sure about Hercus. Looks like a Portass, but...

    Not sure about Hercus. Looks like a Portass, but they all look the same! And there were lots of manufacturers at that time. An old McPhersons catalogue may shed some light!
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    My friend who made the "Tough" drillpress badges...

    My friend who made the "Tough" drillpress badges also has the technology (that he made himself) to make 0.3120" projectiles. If you fail in your endeavours he may be willing to share his knowledge...
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    RCBS make a 0.310" lead bullt swaging die. It...

    RCBS make a 0.310" lead bullt swaging die. It might work - for a few. Roy Alexander (himself) and Sons in Maylands sold them. I have one.

    Often it is easier to "bump up" a smaller projectile, but...
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    On this Forum, I am sure I have seen a post of a...

    On this Forum, I am sure I have seen a post of a Hercus flatbed lathe - like a Portass, with Hercus decals on it.

    Also, when Mr Fred Hercus arrived in Australia afer World War I he started by...
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    Turning Double Ended Cones

    In Home Shop Machinist Volume 29, Number 2 (March/ April 2010) Page 28 there is Part 2 of an article about an "Anti-gravity Machine" Attached is a scan (jpeg) of the page. Essentially it is a...
  30. CNC Milling Machine on Gumtree, Jandakot W.A.

    There is a CNC Milling Machine on Gumtree, Jandakot W.A.
    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/jandakot/power-tools/milling-machine-cnc/1269237653
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    Good Evening Bob, The pipe if it does not go. I...

    Good Evening Bob,
    The pipe if it does not go. I have to put up a couple of hundred signs in th bush for a club..... all about 2 metres long! The Mig-o-Mag Mig welder if no-one else is inerested too....
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    Good Evening Delux, I have sent you a private...

    Good Evening Delux,
    I have sent you a private message.
    Regards,
    Alan.
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    Hercus lathes were sold with or without legs. It...

    Hercus lathes were sold with or without legs. It depended how much you wanted to pay - or needed!

    Many were sold as bench mounting lathes as this is all the buyer wanted. eg. a small garage and...
  34. I'll buy it - if still available, and you would...

    I'll buy it - if still available, and you would post it to me in Western Australia.
    PM in a moment.
    Regards,
    Alan.
  35. Welcome to the Forum. I have found it to be a...

    Welcome to the Forum. I have found it to be a group of people with a wealth of knowledge, and are happy to share it. A picture would help!
    My Premo is different, and they are not that common any...
  36. Sheraton Lathe in Herne Hill, W.A. on Gumtree

    Seller is asking $4,500.00
    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/herne-hill/power-tools/sheraton-metal-lathe/1267576845
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    Lathe in Wembley, W.A., $700 on Gumtree

    Fairly large three phase lathe in Wembley for $700. Seems to have a three and four jaw chuck and a face plate. Probably lots of bits of bar stock too!...
  38. Great Scott Lathes (2 off) Gumtree Perth area

    Two Great Scott lathes on Gumtree in the northern suburbs.
    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/sinagra/other-tools-diy/two-great-scot-metal-lathes/1266146666
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    The fan is supposed to keep the motor cool. ...

    The fan is supposed to keep the motor cool.

    Was it running before you started your work?
    Did you do any re-cabling of the supply?

    I take it the fan is single phase?
    If yes, does it have a...
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    Good answer Bob. Real test with real results...

    Good answer Bob. Real test with real results always beats theory!
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    Good Morning Bob, Are the horns "Klaxon" types...

    Good Morning Bob,
    Are the horns "Klaxon" types with a motor?
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    Re-reading post #1 the stated 3.9Amps is probably...

    Re-reading post #1 the stated 3.9Amps is probably the stall current. If you multiply 3.9Amps by 240Volts you get 936VA which is about three times the rated output.

    Starting current will be as you...
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    ................. Did I read your reply right? ...

    ................. Did I read your reply right?
    the motor spec of 3.9amps is the FLA and does not include starting amps. It is the max amps at full load under running conditions.

    3.9 Amps is the...
  44. Was the green "eau de Nil" or "British racing...

    Was the green "eau de Nil" or "British racing green"?
  45. Calculating the inflation for the purchase price...

    Calculating the inflation for the purchase price for a back geared lathe with compound slide (in the 1939 advertisement) which is listed as 16/10/- (full price, not sale price), would equate to...
  46. Good Evening Jayne, Plainly not much wear,...

    Good Evening Jayne,

    Plainly not much wear, which equates to not much use. You have had a lucky purchase!

    I have a 1950's Hercus B model that came with the original Inspection documentation...
  47. Good Evening Jayne. Welcome to the Forum. An...

    Good Evening Jayne.

    Welcome to the Forum. An awful lot of knowledge here that the members will happily share.

    I have three bar-bed lathes. None have the "Burden" or "Bagear" name on them. Mine...
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    ....... With a lot of cables etc coming from our...

    ....... With a lot of cables etc coming from our Chinese friends, many items have underrated cables to supply them. These can be hard to recognize visually as the crafty devils worked out that PVC is...
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    Simple answer: the kind of wire you would find in...

    Simple answer: the kind of wire you would find in an extension cord. It has a rating of 10 Amps or higher - usually!

    More complicated answer: drill presses are usually started in a "no load"...
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    I have a Douglas (11"), so an original is not a...

    I have a Douglas (11"), so an original is not a problem.
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