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posted on 19/10/21 at 04:40 PM Reply With Quote

A friend is clearing a house and has asked me if I could find a home for a Lathe. Unfortunately I haven't got room for it!
It's an American Rivett 608C 40 inch bed, 8 1/2 swing, quick change back geared, 3 phase 220v machine. It hasn't been used for years.
I haven't seen it but it's said to be in good condition with loads of tooling.
Is anyone on here interested?
Does anyone have an idea what it's worth?

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posted on 19/10/21 at 07:07 PM Reply With Quote
might be worth posting it on here

who cares who wins
pass the pork pies

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posted on 19/10/21 at 07:11 PM Reply With Quote
Lathes are fetching decent money just lately, even older ones. " " is a useful resource and probably the best place to sell the lathe. There's an article about Rivett that mentions the 608. Post a pic, including tooling if you can, it will help to assess value.

Lathe article- Clicky

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posted on 20/10/21 at 12:22 AM Reply With Quote
There’s a “Lathes and machine tools page” and an active “Drummond and Myford owners” page and “Engineering buy and sell” and “ Engineering workshop equipment and tools” pages if you ask on there someone will have a good idea (cut and paste this dodgey link)

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posted on 20/10/21 at 12:55 PM Reply With Quote
Thanks guys
My mate has spoken to Tony Griffiths of who was very helpful.
Depending on condition and what's included it could be worth between 1 and 3K.
Once he's got things organised it will be up for sale there.
Much much better than taking a risk on eBay and should help a little with the widow's finances.

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