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Old September 8th 13, 12:33 AM posted to rec.crafts.metalworking
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On Friday, December 26, 2003 11:31:32 AM UTC-5, Dennis Turk wrote:
To all Dalton owners and people interested in Dalton equipment. My name is Dennis Turk and I own seven Dalton lathes, one lot 3 and six lot 4 machines. The range of age is before 1914 and to after 1925. I do not use the lathes as they are for restoration and display.There is a group of Dalton owners that share pictures information and in some cases replacement parts. There is I believe 13 people in this group. We are known as just the Dalton Gang.:-) Two of the people live in England, as it seems Daltons ended up over there also.There are no multi function machines in the group. The group is comprised of one lot 2 lathe two lot 3 lathes sixteen lot 4 lathes and one lot 6. The lot number is just in front of your serial number and denotes the model. B-4 or B-6.Not all lathes especially the early ones have model tags on them only a lot #. We keep a record of all Lot and Serial numbers and this way we can gestimate the approximate age or year of build for the lathes.In this group there is also one very original peddle or foot powered lathe that has the hand lever on the tailstock. Really interesting machine. Devil to run though.I would be interested in communicating with anyone that owns a Dalton lathe for the purpose of tracking serial numbers and helping others with problems with their lathes. There are a very small number of replacement parts available. These are used but serviceable.In some of the postings there was a question as to the age of Dalton tool works. We know that Herbert Dalton started the company some time before 1912 and it failed in the stock market crash of 1929. In 1930 Elecrolux purchased the property and built vacuum cleaners thereThanks and I hope to hear form all Dalton owners.

Hi Dennis
Need your email steve from florida a friend of mine Milton Burnett found a dalton lathe you may be interested in. His contact info is
Steve from Florida