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    Completely non bike related ?? but gotta

    I'm asking because the knowledge band width here has shown to be pretty broad. I was cleaning out a barn and under a tarp (I know this is where I got excited too) I found......... a lathe. Lil surface rust but well made and in good shape. Everything I know I learned in shop class 40 years ago. Searches have come up empty. No picture , I know, but it was a dark dirty barn and pissing rain. I do have a description and some names and markings though. So it's bright orange and appears to have a foot mechanism on it. It will take a 3 ft long turn. Markings = Akron Products > Martin Creasey Comp. > Larvic Lathe > and in the model tag I think it said "Akron Major" other than that it had a couple of Union Jacks on it and an Ipswich UK address. On the odd chance someone here has heard of it I'd like any info I can get. I've posted on some woodwork forums too. Could be a cool addition to the shed or get turned into bike parts.
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    'tis a treadle lathe, so says the interwebs.
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