This machine, manufactured in the early part of the 20th century in Millers Falls, Massachusetts was an early version of a shopsmith. For more information contact me and I can give you a web site with more information on this tool. The four main accessories included in this sale are: No. 132 Slide Rest (see photo 2, 3, & 10) No. 194 Table Saw (see photo 1 & 4) No. 130 Countershaft clutch (see photo 12) Ring-scroll 3 Jaw Chuck (see photo 2, 3, 5, & 10) The Slide Rest is complete and original parts and paint and includes four 1/4×1/4 in. The Table Saw is complete and functional with an 8.25 in. X 9.25 in. Diameter Simonds blade, cross cut and rip guides included. The Countershaft clutch will need the 3/8 in. Return spring replaced before it is functional, otherwise clean and original parts and paint. The Ring-scroll Chuck works fine and includes 2 rods for tightening (see right side of photo 7) This sale also includes a galvanized tool box (not Goodell-Pratt photo 8) and various smaller accessories (see photo 7) Not all of the parts included in the tool box are specifically for this Goodell-Pratt machine and the No. 135 spur center (just to the right of 4 step v belt wheel in the picture 7) is so worn and dull that it is probably nonfunctional. Also included in this sale is a vintage Walker Turner 1/4 hp electric motor. (see photos 1 & 6) This motor is clean and in excellent condition. 2 wire cord and plug are not original. The Gates 34 in. Micro v flat belt (photos 11 & 12) is new. The motor is mounted with a gravity engage on an extension of the work bench (see photo 11) Walker Turner in the 30’s manufactured and marketed a multipurpose tool similar to the Goodell-Pratt 125. The sturdy work bench is a solid piece of maple 41 x 13 1/2 x 1 3/4 in. And a 3/4 inch thick pine extension for the motor mount The legs are cast iron with minor rust on some of the feet (see photo 1) The lower shelf measures 34 x 5 1/2 x 7/8 and is also maple. The bench height is 30 in. From the floor which puts axis of the machine at 40 inches. This bench is not a Goodell-Pratt component. The lathe itself has a swing of 7 in. And a capacity of 12 in. And can be used to turn wood or metal. The head stock has a three step drive. There is a 7/8 in. Chip in the top of the head stock (see photo 12) which does not effect the function of the tool. The adjustable tail stock can be used as either lever or screw feed (see photo 3) There are two tool rests (see photos 3 & 6) To summarize, this could either be an antique restoration project or a functional shop tool. It was last used in the 1960’s by my Dad to turn brass replacement rims for Lionel Standard Gauge locomotive wheels. An adequate, though not technically precision, lathe for wood or metal and a table saw that is more of a novelty than a functional tool. If I were going to use this as a shop tool I would wire a safety switch on the work bench. Currently the motor can only be turned on and off with the plug. If you want to operate off the power grid, the model 125 was designed to work with the Goodell-Pratt No. 121 Lathe Stand “Foot Power Table” though it might be tough to find one. I will be happy to answer any questions, to the best of my ability and supply further pictures on request. If you are interested in taking a look at this tool in person, contact me for an appointment. It will have to be disassembled for transport just to get it out of my shop but will at that point fit in a vehicle as small as a Prius. The item “Vintage Goodell-Pratt Toolsmith #125 Lathe For Shop or Antique Restoration” is in sale since Friday, April 20, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Tools, Hardware & Locks\Tools\Carpentry, Woodworking\Drills”. The seller is “tepertoy” and is located in Brattleboro, Vermont. This item can’t be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.
- Brand: Goodell-Pratt
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original