The Schaublin 120 VM

Due to the many inquiries I have received about the Schaublin 120VM, I have decided to do a post on it with photos and information. You can bid on this machine on the Repository page listed on the top menu.

You can read about the Schaublin 120VM here. Buy on Ebay

This is how it appeared when it was advertised in 1947:

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Taken from lathes.co.uk

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The Schaublin 120VM

Dennis used this machine almost every day while working in his shop, but he kept it in absolutely perfect condition. The original machining marks are still visible on the bed. The center height of both the head stock and tail stock are spot on.

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Machining marks on the lathe bed

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Testing the center with a razor blade

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The accessories include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Set of 98 collets
  • 3 male centers with taper
  • 5 W25 male centers & 1 female center
  • 3 live male centers with taper
  • 2 drilling chucks with taper
  • 17 small step chucks
  • 14 large step chucks
  • 1 face plate
  • 1 6 jaw chuck
  • 1 4 jaw chuck
  • 1 centering microscope
  • 1 wax chuck
  • 1 tool rest
  • 2 quick change tool posts

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It is strange to think that this is the last year of Dennis Harmon’s workshop. It is such a privilege to be one of the last to ever step foot in it. Here is a photo of him not long before he died. I can’t help but wish he were here to ring in the new year. This evening I am going to raise a glass to Dennis.

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The Repository

As you may have noticed, there is now a Repository page listed under the top menu. This page lists items I am currently accepting bids on. If there is something you have seen that is not listed here, it is either not for sale at this time or has been sold. 

This page will be updated as things sell with new items. Shipping, insurance, and collection will be sorted out with the winning bidders at the time of sale.

I encourage people to bid high, as this is private bidding and only serious bids will be considered.

A catalogue of smaller items will be sent to certain institutions first, though you may see some smaller items available in the Repository.

There will also be on site sales in the new year once the entire contents of the estate have been catalogued, organized, and priced.

Day No.7 – Now that’s a demagnetizer !

A Boettger and Wittig Demagnetizer, a watch was placed inside of the core and the slide was then moved in and out to change the polarity of the magnet, as described in patent number 699863:  The slide and comb thereon constitute a pole changer, and in practice the same is actuated to cause frequent reverses of the direction of current that goes through the electromagnet. A magnetized watch, tool, or other device is placed in the hollow core of the electromagnet… the pole changer is operated to effect its function… the result being demagnetization of said device.

Boettger and Wittig Demagnetizer

 

A Boettger and Wittig Demagnetizer, a watch was placed inside of the core and the slide was then moved in and out to change the polarity of the magnet, as described in patent number 699863:  The slide and comb thereon constitute a pole changer, and in practice the same is actuated to cause frequent reverses of the direction of current that goes through the electromagnet. A magnetized watch, tool, or other device is placed in the hollow core of the electromagnet… the pole changer is operated to effect its function… the result being demagnetization of said device.

The watch is placed inside

 

Patent US699863

Patent US699863

 

To use, a watch is placed inside of the core; the slide is then moved in and out to change the polarity of the magnet, as described in patent number 699863:

The slide and comb thereon constitute a pole changer, and in practice the same is actuated to cause frequent reverses of the direction of current that goes through the electromagnet. A magnetized watch, tool, or other device is placed in the hollow core of the electromagnet… the pole changer is operated to effect its function… the result being demagnetization of said device.

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Oddly enough, or maybe not oddly at all given the circumstances, Dennis had a collection of demagnetizers. This was my by far my favorite though.

Here are some other goodies from today’s work:

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Gorgeously golden aged lacquer on an antique microscope

 

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Pocket meter with original leather case

 

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A sample of the level collection

 

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Lovely little drill press

 

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Extra Schaublin 102 headstock

 

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Engine turned background

 

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Watchmakers lathe transmission drives

 

 

Day No.6 – Happy Holidays

I hope everyone had a lovely holiday filled with warmth, good food, and contentment. I found myself missing the familiar holiday celebrations. My Grandmother decorates the house with over 200 Santas (yes, 200 – I counted them a few years back and she adds more every year…), my cats have their little holiday feast and a toy cat-stravaganza, and the family has a celebratory gift opening followed by Champagne. That said, I was very welcome here and enjoyed the family’s tradition of having a breakfast Brandy Alexander! I may keep that one.

My little Christmas trees back in Seattle

My little Christmas trees back in Seattle

 

Meanwhile work at the shop carried on…..

Antique loops & eye glasses

Antique loops & eye glasses

 

Accessories!

Accessories!

 

Silver smithing tools

Silver smithing tools

 

 Calipers

Calipers

 

Mini toy steam engine

Mini toy steam engine

 

 

 

 

 

Day No.5 – leaks

Today the roof was inspected and deemed beyond repair. The options are limited, so we’ve decided to have the roof tarped in the meantime. New leaks have started and the buckets are filling fast. I spent much of the day navigating the leaks, as we experienced a torrential down pour.

New leaks

New leaks

Water pooling beneath the safe

Water pooling beneath the safe

In between emptying buckets, I found a dozen or so small antique alcohol lamps of varying sizes.

A modest collection

A modest collection

Under a bench and under some other stuff I found what looks like a second complete Lorch lathe in its original box.

The 8mm Lorch lathe

The 8mm Lorch lathe

This was sitting near by:

Hand wheel

Hand wheel

There are several lovely glass bell jars of many shapes and sizes. Here are a few…

Bell jars

Bell jars

and of course more clocks and bits.

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