Lorch Schmidt 'Triumph' Mandrel

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  1. gmorse

    gmorse Registered User
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    Hi,

    I've just acquired an accessory which I've been after for some time, a headstock mandrel for my 6mm Geneva pattern lathe. Although it was probably made before WWI and some of the plating is a little spotty, it functions perfectly, with very clean flat clamps and good tight bearings. It did cost a little more than I paid for the complete lathe, but that was probably around 20 years ago, so I think it's worth it.

    Lorch Schmidt 'Triumph' Mandrel Headstock 2.JPG

    Regards,

    Graham
     
  2. karlmansson

    karlmansson Registered User

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    Congratulations!

    I have one just like it but mine is missing the knob for the plunger.

    It is a really useful tool for boring out worn bushings and achieving uprightness. I hope to get some use out of mine for actual plate manufacturing further on as well.

    Is yours right or left hand?

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    Karl
     
  3. wefalck

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    The one on the picture is for having the headstock on the left, as the flat is behing. Had one exactly like this, with a brass disc, but it was for having the headstock to the right. At some stage I was able to obtain a left-sided one, but with a plated cast iron disc, which doesn't look quite as nice and has less momentum due the difference in the specific density betwenn brass and iron.
     

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