Turning Archive 2007

Subject:
Old Oak Hobby Lathe

Bob Haines
>I look for information concerning an old hobby lathe that my wife found at a monthly antique market in Dupage County, IL (burbs of Chicago)this past weekend. It is constructed entirely of oak except for a metal pulley (no motor), about 28” long and is in very restorable condition. It has what appears to be the original manufacturer’s tag:

Hobby Lathe
Model C
Rose Bros Mfg Co
Waterford Conn

My guess it is from the early 1900’s through 1930 at the latest, but it’s just a guess. I would appreciate any information or a point in the right direction. We have exhausted our old tool reference library and the obvious internet google searches.

Thanks
Bob Haines

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