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The item came from a tinkerers garage. He worked on cars, rv’s, campers and electronics.  the only identifying information is red tape on the box that says made in Austria. Thanks
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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

2 years ago

yes, its a change-wheel set for a lathe.

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iceng
iceng

Answer 2 years ago

Tiny lathe..

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 2 years ago

Yes. Model engineering scale, like an EMCO (made in Austria)

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KimV62
KimV62

Answer 2 years ago

Ok, now I’m going to be lazy and ask the question... what is the value on something like this? I’m trying to determine what needs to be sold, and where to try to sell it if it has value or useful life. These were important items to the man that owned and used them, I’m trying to be respectful of his memory by making sure his treasures are given a new life and not just tossed away. Thank you all again. This one had me stumped, and I’m pretty handy in the workshops!

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 2 years ago

They should belong to a model engineer.

Where are you in the world Kim ? I can perhaps suggest some sites you could post a message on.

Take some pictures of what you want to move on, this is a great place to post ordinary tools. The changewheel set is probably too specialist.

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KimV62
KimV62

Answer 2 years ago

I am in the United States of embarrassment. More specifically Southern California. Thanks for your help

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 2 years ago

I am a member of a model engine group - I could post a link to the picture and see if there is any interest.

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KimV62
KimV62

Answer 2 years ago

That would be interesting, if you don’t mind. I’m cutting my teeth on these items so I have a lot to learn. I’ll take any help I can get!

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 2 years ago

I know what its off now. Its probably worth $100 or so.

From one of my acquaintances

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Looks like a quadrant and change gears for an EMCO V10P lathe. I had a
metric one and I made a quadrant and the change gears so I could cut
imperial threads.

Of course your set could be to cut metric threads on an inch machine.

Emco stuff was very expensive so it would have cost a fortune new. Even
now, I imagine it would fetch a good price in the right market.
"

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KimV62
KimV62

Answer 2 years ago

That was so much help! Thank you for taking the time to access the help of a friend. I’m going to follow through with this information and make sure it gets in the hands of someone that can put it to use again.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 2 years ago

Latest word is: You need to know how many teeth are on each gear - its usually stamped on them. That will tell buyers if its a metric or imperial changewheel set.

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KimV62
KimV62

Answer 2 years ago

I will check that out.

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iceng
iceng

Answer 2 years ago

Then I would consider, that many gears, as a possible means for thread cutting as in bolts, many varied screw thread counts (like 256-4 through 26-10)

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KimV62
KimV62

Answer 2 years ago

Thank you guys so much! I’m glad you were here to help me. I had no idea.

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KimV62
KimV62

2 years ago

I thought I posted the picture, thanks for any help on this. A picture definitely is worth a thousand words

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Downunder35m
Downunder35m

Answer 2 years ago

Not an expert on Austrian tech but it could be as simple as a gearset for a lathe.

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iceng
iceng

2 years ago

BTW what language is that note written in ?

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iceng
iceng

2 years ago

An Austrian gizmo to clamp around a motor exit shaft bump and an assembly to connect two or more gears for another machine..

That bot right body shift position screw lock to engage the assembly makes me believe this could have been some kind of electrical speed matching device for a generator..

It could not be a distributor device or valve cam driver because there is no intended sync with the mired gears available...

What kind of motor driven machine needed adjustment of speed and direction to such a degree 80 years ago.. Perhaps a machine gun mount or a super charger (air_compressor) to increase horse power..

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rickharris
rickharris

2 years ago

Oooo need a photograph please.