Barnes Countershaft for No. 5 Lathe
The countershaft and matching line shaft for a No. 5 Barnes metal lathe. Dual clutch pulleys allow instant reversal of the lathe spindle. Moving the control lever to the left engages the forward belt, moving it to the right engages the reverse pulley. The driven pulleys are 7" x 2". The stepped drive pulleys are 4", 5 1/4", and 6 1/2", with a 1 3/8" face, matching the headstock pulley of a No 5 lathe, which has 3", 4 1/4" and 5 1/2" pulleys. The matching line shaft has 8" x 2" drive pulleys and a 12" driven pulley. The shafting is currently belted to a No. 5 lathe and powered by an electric motor. It would also be ideal for a small steam engine or a dog power. The clutch pulleys and linkage work perfectly and the bearings are in good condition.
A closer view of both shafts and the control lever
close up of crossed reversing belt
closeup of shifter mechanism
the line shaft - note grease cup on end of shaft
closeup of both shafts
view of shifting linkage
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