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  • Another Boring Wadkin.

    I spotted this Wadkin LJ Horizontal Boring Machine on a certain well known internet auction site recently, and saved the photos as it's a machine I'd not seen before.

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    It's an LJD - which means it was originally DC. But the numbers are hard to read.

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    Looks like LJD 154, test 863x or 885x, to me. A test number in the '8000' dates to pre-1930 if it's Wadkin & Co., or to 1937 if it's Wadkin Ltd. This style of Wadkin Ltd. tag was in use from 1936 to 1951. So it's a nice early Wadkin machine dating to 1937.

    There's a cut in the 1936 catalogue on VM.

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    It looks to me like the head of the machine was modified to take the current AC motor.

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    That table raise/lower mechanism looks identical to the one on my Wadkin LP.

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    And, NO, I didn't bid. Too many oceans between it and me.

    Enjoy the pikkies.

    Cheers, Vann.
    furnman, Beaverfever1988 and 2 others like this.
    Proud member of the Wadkin Blockhead Club.
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    Re: Another Boring Wadkin.

    If you were not going to bid why not post the link? It would be great to have on our golden oldies thread!
    Rob

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    • #3

      Re: Another Boring Wadkin.

      Originally posted by iamtooler View Post
      If you were not going to bid why not post the link? It would be great to have on our golden oldies thread!
      Rob
      I'm never sure of the ethics of posting about live auctions ('though I note you guys allow links to Kijiji auctions)

      https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Wadkin-3...p2047675.l2557

      Cheers, Vann.

      Proud member of the Wadkin Blockhead Club.

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      • #4

        Re: Another Boring Wadkin.

        Now that I have everything I need we like to see listings! Did it get any bids?

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        • #5

          Re: Another Boring Wadkin.

          I was quite tempted by that but after getting a couple of big lumps my garden is getting full
          www.wadkinrestorations.co.uk

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          • #6

            Re: Another Boring Wadkin.

            Originally posted by wallace1973 View Post
            I was quite tempted by that but after getting a couple of big lumps my garden is getting full
            did anybody bid? I do not see the bid history button.

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              Re: Another Boring Wadkin.

              Originally posted by iamtooler View Post
              did anybody bid? I do not see the bid history button.
              I don't know. I also can't find the bidding history - and didn't watch the auction (just stole the photos).

              Cheers, Vann.

              Proud member of the Wadkin Blockhead Club.

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              • #8

                Re: Another Boring Wadkin.

                Originally posted by wallace1973 View Post
                I was quite tempted by that but after getting a couple of big lumps my garden is getting full
                What do you have in the queue Mark?
                Ryan

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                • #9

                  Re: Another Boring Wadkin.

                  Originally posted by danemp View Post

                  What do you have in the queue Mark?
                  Urm a Ck which I'm nearly finished a RS, CC, NH, RU, RT, Holroyd, Oh and a Robinson
                  www.wadkinrestorations.co.uk

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                  • #10

                    Re: Another Boring Wadkin.

                    The RU should be extra interesting Mark. Can't wait.

                    Cheers, Vann.
                    Proud member of the Wadkin Blockhead Club.

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                    • #11

                      Re: Another Boring Wadkin.

                      Is there such a thing as boring Wadkin?
                      Mike

                      Wadkin blockhead

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                        Re: Another Boring Wadkin.

                        Originally posted by M.McKenna View Post
                        Is there such a thing as boring Wadkin?
                        Yes. There are vertically boring Wadkins and horizontally boring Wadkins .

                        Cheers, Vann.
                        Proud member of the Wadkin Blockhead Club.

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                        • #13

                          Re: Another Boring Wadkin.

                          Originally posted by J Vann View Post

                          Yes. There are vertically boring Wadkins and horizontally boring Wadkins .

                          Cheers, Vann.
                          You left out universally boring.

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                          • #14

                            Re: Another Boring Wadkin.

                            Well ok then, I missed that obvious one.
                            CWW is not a forum I go to for humour.
                            If that's the case I guess there's a boring Wadkin in my shop right in front of my nose. Rob and Vann you crack me up.
                            Mike

                            Wadkin blockhead

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