Is Boley "alive"?

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robert callaghan

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Several years ago, I had heard that G. Boley had been sold to Japanese interests. Does anyone know if they are still in business, and do they still manufacture WW style lathes and accessories?
 
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Lyle A. Waisman

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I think Citizen now owns the Boley name, or at least uses it. The only modern lathes that I've seen with the Boley name are massive industrial ones, 'bout the size of a car.

Far as I know, the only current manufacturers of WW size lathes are Levin and Bergeon.

[This message has been edited by Lyle A. Waisman (edited 07-28-2002).]
 

DavidEFahrenholz

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We are shopping for a new lathe. Anyone had any experience they want to share?

Regards,


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towrope

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There is an English made lathe made by Cowells. I haven't seen the lathe but I have seen the literature. They look like good tools and there is an entire line of accessories available. Look for www.cowells.com
 

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hi to Niall; I would appreciate pictures of your leinen lathe,thank you,Tom
 

Mike Phelan

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Originally posted by DavidEFahrenholz:
We are shopping for a new lathe. Anyone had any experience they want to share?

Regards,


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David E Fahrenholz
Fahrenholz Clock & Watch
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[This message has been edited by DavidEFahrenholz (edited 09-24-2002).]
What sort of things do you work on, David?
I only do clocks - I have a Unimat 3, Myford ML7 and Seig mill for the big bits!
The Taig (Peatol in UK) is cheap but excellent.
 
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Ralph

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Mike,

David's post was in 2002. ;)

Cheers, Ralph
 

Mike Phelan

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Originally posted by Ralph:
Mike,

David's post was in 2002. ;)

Cheers, Ralph
Thanks, Ralph! :) Consider it a senior moment, though I must admit I never tend to look at the dates.
David has probably made a few hundred clocks by now..........
 

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I have to agree with you on the Taig lathe. I have one that I converted into a wheel cutting engine, which it does well, but also thought it was a pretty fair lathe too. Richard
 

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Good Day,

You can check yourself.

Gebr. Boley GmbH & Co KG
24 Julius-Holder-Strasse 32
70619 Stuttgart
GERMANY

Telefon: 0711-13271-0
Telefax: 0711-13271-90
E.-Mail: info@boley.de
Internet: www.boley.de

They still have WW style lathes, the larger WW83 and smaller WW81 both are of the Boley & Leinen variety, there is also Boley Vector of the Geneva pattern.

The Vector is around US$ 3000, WW83 circa US$ 8000, WW81 about US$ 2000 of course the WW style come only as the basic lathes and Vector the price is for the medium equipped lathe.
They still make a wide range of accessories for lathes and plenty of other watch and clock making tools.

I cannot say for certain that all the tools they offer today are explicitly made by them but they surely are of high quality I can vouch for it as I have stoped buying Bergeon and from now on I buy only German tools like G.Boley.

Cheers
Dushan
 

BobC

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Am I missing something? I went to the site, www.boley.de and it's al German, English version coming soon. Is there a like that take you to the pictures of the tools as I sure don't read German.
 
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Lee. M

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Hi
You can contact Leinen direct at,

Pratecma
Gunther-Irmscher-Strasse 10
Postfach 1407
D-73630 Remshalden-Grunbach
Telephone(your code for Germany) 071 51/7 3724
Fax 071 51/7 4910
I have just had aquote from them for a drilling tailstock for my WW82.


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Smudgy

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Derbyshire still makes lathes, and also has new collets still available.
 

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Originally posted by BobC:
Am I missing something? I went to the site, www.boley.de and it's al German, English version coming soon. Is there a like that take you to the pictures of the tools as I sure don't read German.
http://www.boley.de/pBilder/683020.jpg

Leinen WW 81 - 400 mm long, traditional stand

http://www.boley.de/pBilder/683000.jpg

Lienen WW 83 - also 400 mm long, modern closed platform, alternating current

There apparently is a 3-phase alternating current model for the WW 83.

If you need to translate German, try Babel Fish. It's not too bad but be aware that it does make quite a few mistakes.


Michael
 
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Niall

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Hello all,

It has really been a long time since I visited this forum!

Here are some more pictures of my Leinen WW lathe (the one sold by Boley in Germany):

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