Old Lathe Worth Anything?


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Old 05-29-06, 09:17 PM
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Old Lathe Worth Anything?

The garage of my better halfís parents is being cleaned out. Her father recently passed away just a few weeks before his 93rd birthday. Her mother then went to a nursing home. They bought the house new around 1960, and he had tons of tools. Access around the garage is minimal. He had a lathe that we figure is about 65 years old or older.

Here are some links to photos of the lathe. It looks like a Montgomery Ward Power-Kraft. Can anyone tell me if this is worth anything? We have decided to sell it, and am wondering if this may have a market, be worth something to someone, or should just sell it at the garage sale that will be done to clean out the garage. What might something like this be worth? Would a collector be interested?

The Lathe

The Lathe Motor

The Lathe Model Number Tag

Another Label on the Lathe

A view of the whole lathe
 
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Old 05-29-06, 11:10 PM
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If the gears are good inside that gear change lever box.
I would say $600 Plus. with the accessories
 
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Old 05-30-06, 02:23 PM
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I agree, although I would be hard pressed to place a value on it. Certainly don't let it go cheap at a garage sale.

May find some info here:

http://www.owwm.com/
 
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Thanks for the info. I ran across http://www.owwm.com/ via Google last night, but dismissed it, but looked a little closer this time. Sounds like the lathe was made by Power-Kraft, and sold by Monkey Ward. No other info on that web site.

I was told that the lathe was used recently, and is in perfect working order. If anyone else has any experience or knowledge with this lathe, more info would be appreciated.

By the way, here is another old relic from the garage we will probably hang on to. No idea of age or manufacturer, but it looks old. Old Drill Press
 
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Old 05-31-06, 03:52 AM
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Looks like another pretty good piece. Hard to find the quality of some of those old machines nowadays.
 
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Originally Posted by the_tow_guy
Looks like another pretty good piece. Hard to find the quality of some of those old machines nowadays.
Yes, it looks ancient, but lots of room for the table to slide up and down. Donít see that in many of todays homeowner drill presses.

Here is another tool. I havenít physically seen most of this stuff, as it was all such a clutter when I was down there, but this was found a couple of days ago. Itís an an old planer, but Iím not sure how itís going to work. Iíve never seen a planer like this one. Weíll hold onto this till we figure if itís something we have a use for or not.
 
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I would be a little wary of using that one due to safety considerations.
 
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The item you have named as a planer seems to me to be an old Craftsman jointer without the fence. Is that old motor just sitting on top of it, or is it in fact attached to the machine?
 
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Originally Posted by thiggy
The item you have named as a planer seems to me to be an old Craftsman jointer without the fence. Is that old motor just sitting on top of it, or is it in fact attached to the machine?
The photo and description was as how my other half remembers her father describing it years ago. First thing I thought of was that it looked like a jointer, but she says her father pointed out the joiner to her years ago, and that this was a planer. Thatís all I know. Iíve never actually seen either item. To me, it looks like a jointer. Yes, that is the motor sitting on top of it. The fence is probably somewhere among the thousands of items in that garage with no one being able to identify it as belonging to this jointer.
 
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Old 06-08-06, 03:57 PM
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joiner/planer , my dad had one you could join or surface plane up to 4"

as others have pointed out the fence is missing .

not a particularly valuble item , I see them around for 20-25 or fairly often

similar one on ebay

http://cgi.ebay.com/Old-Joiner-Joint...ayphotohosting
 
 

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