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Old August 8th 05, 05:36 PM
David Billington
 
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Default Yet another mystery tool

I was given this tool some years ago by a machinist specialising in gears and splines that didn't know what it was.
I thought it might be of some use on a mill but haven't used it yet.
The tool was manufactured by the Monarch Tool Company Ltd, Kirkheaton, Huddersfield, UK.
Internet searchs found no reference to the company.
The tailstock is spring loaded and when the headstock spindle is rotated anti-clockwise as
you look from the tailstock moves towards the tailstock. It sit on a graduated swivelling base.

http://metalworking.com/DropBox/monarchmysterytool.txt
http://metalworking.com/DropBox/monarchmysterytool.jpg

Any thoughts as to what its purpose is would be appreciated.


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Old August 8th 05, 05:56 PM
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"David Billington" wrote in message
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I was given this tool some years ago by a machinist specialising in gears
and splines that didn't know what it was. I thought it might be of some use
on a mill but haven't used it yet. The tool was manufactured by the Monarch
Tool Company Ltd, Kirkheaton, Huddersfield, UK.
Internet searchs found no reference to the company.
The tailstock is spring loaded and when the headstock spindle is rotated
anti-clockwise as you look from the tailstock moves towards the tailstock.
It sit on a graduated swivelling base.
http://metalworking.com/DropBox/monarchmysterytool.txt
http://metalworking.com/DropBox/monarchmysterytool.jpg

Any thoughts as to what its purpose is would be appreciated.


It is the prototype for this:
http://www.metalworking.com/DropBox/cat.jpg

I am the exclusive supplier in the US...Visa / MC accepted!


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Old August 8th 05, 06:06 PM
David Billington
 
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Due to the weight and complexity I think not but you might be on the
right lines. It may be for bench mounting the cat for when you want to
wash and manicure it. The swivelling base should allow you to stay put
and just rotate the cat.

Tom Gardner wrote:

"David Billington" wrote in message
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I was given this tool some years ago by a machinist specialising in gears
and splines that didn't know what it was. I thought it might be of some use
on a mill but haven't used it yet. The tool was manufactured by the Monarch
Tool Company Ltd, Kirkheaton, Huddersfield, UK.
Internet searchs found no reference to the company.
The tailstock is spring loaded and when the headstock spindle is rotated
anti-clockwise as you look from the tailstock moves towards the tailstock.
It sit on a graduated swivelling base.
http://metalworking.com/DropBox/monarchmysterytool.txt
http://metalworking.com/DropBox/monarchmysterytool.jpg

Any thoughts as to what its purpose is would be appreciated.


It is the prototype for this:
http://www.metalworking.com/DropBox/cat.jpg

I am the exclusive supplier in the US...Visa / MC accepted!



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Old August 8th 05, 06:13 PM
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David Billington wrote:
I was given this tool some years ago by a machinist specialising in
gears and splines that didn't know what it was. I thought it might be of
some use on a mill but haven't used it yet. The tool was manufactured by
the Monarch Tool Company Ltd, Kirkheaton, Huddersfield, UK.
Internet searchs found no reference to the company.
The tailstock is spring loaded and when the headstock spindle is rotated
anti-clockwise as you look from the tailstock moves towards the
tailstock. It sit on a graduated swivelling base.
http://metalworking.com/DropBox/monarchmysterytool.txt
http://metalworking.com/DropBox/monarchmysterytool.jpg

Any thoughts as to what its purpose is would be appreciated.


Well, other humorous replies aside, it looks a lot like a miniature
cylindrical grinder that can be attached to a mill table, or possibly
in place of a lathe compound. The "headstock" looks like it might
have an indexing gearbox. Does it have changeable gears in the box?
If so, and it moves in two axes at once (rotation plus axial travel)
then it sure sounds like it is for cutting helical gears.

As for Monarch, this was a celebrated maker of lathes and other machine
tools. The Ltd may refer to a British branch, as I think Monarch
was a US brand. The logo appears the same as the machine tool logo.

Jon

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Old August 8th 05, 09:17 PM
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Tom Gardner wrote:
"David Billington" wrote in message
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I was given this tool some years ago by a machinist specialising in gears
and splines that didn't know what it was. I thought it might be of some use
on a mill but haven't used it yet. The tool was manufactured by the Monarch
Tool Company Ltd, Kirkheaton, Huddersfield, UK.
Internet searchs found no reference to the company.
The tailstock is spring loaded and when the headstock spindle is rotated
anti-clockwise as you look from the tailstock moves towards the tailstock.
It sit on a graduated swivelling base.
http://metalworking.com/DropBox/monarchmysterytool.txt
http://metalworking.com/DropBox/monarchmysterytool.jpg

Any thoughts as to what its purpose is would be appreciated.



It is the prototype for this:
http://www.metalworking.com/DropBox/cat.jpg

I am the exclusive supplier in the US...Visa / MC accepted!


I think I need one with a hex headed screw instead of the wimpy handle,
then I could use a breaker bar and pipe.. or maybe an impact wrench.

John


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Old August 8th 05, 09:50 PM
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On Mon, 08 Aug 2005 15:17:13 -0400, the opaque JohnM
clearly wrote:

Tom Gardner wrote:
It is the prototype for this:
http://www.metalworking.com/DropBox/cat.jpg

I am the exclusive supplier in the US...Visa / MC accepted!


I think I need one with a hex headed screw instead of the wimpy handle,
then I could use a breaker bar and pipe.. or maybe an impact wrench.


Whassamatta? You got a tight-assed cat?


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Old August 8th 05, 10:51 PM
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My guess is this is a spring winding lathe. The lack of ways and a cross
slide suggest this was never meant to do anything but turn. Also the head
stock seems to be a gear reduction box, and the bearings look like they are
lubricated with grease via zirks.

I am curious what you mean by:

The tailstock is spring loaded and when the headstock spindle is rotated

anti-clockwise as
you look from the tailstock moves towards the tailstock.



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Roger Shoaf

About the time I had mastered getting the toothpaste back in the tube, then
they come up with this striped stuff.

"David Billington" wrote in message
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I was given this tool some years ago by a machinist specialising in gears

and splines that didn't know what it was.
I thought it might be of some use on a mill but haven't used it yet.
The tool was manufactured by the Monarch Tool Company Ltd, Kirkheaton,

Huddersfield, UK.
Internet searchs found no reference to the company.
The tailstock is spring loaded and when the headstock spindle is rotated

anti-clockwise as
you look from the tailstock moves towards the tailstock. It sit on a

graduated swivelling base.

http://metalworking.com/DropBox/monarchmysterytool.txt
http://metalworking.com/DropBox/monarchmysterytool.jpg

Any thoughts as to what its purpose is would be appreciated.



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Old August 8th 05, 11:17 PM
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Tom Gardner wrote:
"David Billington" wrote in message
...

I was given this tool some years ago by a machinist specialising in gears
and splines that didn't know what it was. I thought it might be of some use
on a mill but haven't used it yet. The tool was manufactured by the Monarch
Tool Company Ltd, Kirkheaton, Huddersfield, UK.
Internet searchs found no reference to the company.
The tailstock is spring loaded and when the headstock spindle is rotated
anti-clockwise as you look from the tailstock moves towards the tailstock.
It sit on a graduated swivelling base.
http://metalworking.com/DropBox/monarchmysterytool.txt
http://metalworking.com/DropBox/monarchmysterytool.jpg

Any thoughts as to what its purpose is would be appreciated.



It is the prototype for this:
http://www.metalworking.com/DropBox/cat.jpg

I am the exclusive supplier in the US...Visa / MC accepted!


ROFLMAO
Aye
Marc
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Old August 9th 05, 12:31 AM
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Larry Jaques wrote:
On Mon, 08 Aug 2005 15:17:13 -0400, the opaque JohnM
clearly wrote:


Tom Gardner wrote:

It is the prototype for this:
http://www.metalworking.com/DropBox/cat.jpg

I am the exclusive supplier in the US...Visa / MC accepted!


I think I need one with a hex headed screw instead of the wimpy handle,
then I could use a breaker bar and pipe.. or maybe an impact wrench.



Whassamatta? You got a tight-assed cat?



Um.. well, I can't comment on his ass, but he sure is a little *******.
He did catch a mouse in the house yesterday, so I guess I'll not use the
impact for now..

John
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Old August 9th 05, 02:18 AM
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This man should be able to tell you.
George Bower, California
http://ichuddersfield.icnetwork.co.u...C%20California

Why? He worked for the company in Kirkheaton.


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"David Billington" wrote in message
...
|I was given this tool some years ago by a machinist specialising in
gears and splines that didn't know what it was.
| I thought it might be of some use on a mill but haven't used it yet.
| The tool was manufactured by the Monarch Tool Company Ltd,
Kirkheaton, Huddersfield, UK.
| Internet searchs found no reference to the company.
| The tailstock is spring loaded and when the headstock spindle is
rotated anti-clockwise as
| you look from the tailstock moves towards the tailstock. It sit on a
graduated swivelling base.
|
| http://metalworking.com/DropBox/monarchmysterytool.txt
| http://metalworking.com/DropBox/monarchmysterytool.jpg
|
| Any thoughts as to what its purpose is would be appreciated.
|




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