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Early Chas Taylor 3 Jaw Chuck
« on: July 24, 2015, 11:08:23 PM »
Adev thought this was interesting so I posted some pictures of this 10 inch chuck a Chas Taylor of Birmingham original design was from about 1890's but do not what year this was made
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Re: Early Chas Taylor 3 Jaw Chuck
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2015, 04:30:42 AM »
I have just received one very similar with my Harrison not had a good look at it yet though.
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Re: Early Chas Taylor 3 Jaw Chuck
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2015, 05:21:07 AM »
I am sure that they are more common in UK then here in Australia

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Re: Early Chas Taylor 3 Jaw Chuck
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2015, 05:23:54 AM »
I have heard that these are the Rolls Royce of three jaw chucks and I can see that the clamping force is likely to be more even along the length of the jaw, but are there more jaws for gripping tube from the inside?

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Re: Early Chas Taylor 3 Jaw Chuck
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2015, 05:37:24 AM »
No because they were very expensive you bought  the other jaws as a extra they also came with two year warranty  these are only jaws for this chuck.  info supplied by UK lathes

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Re: Early Chas Taylor 3 Jaw Chuck
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2015, 06:07:43 AM »
I have one of these chucks with both sets of jaws for my Raglan lathe. It's a good chuck but a bit heavy putting it on and off the lathe. Apparently because of the sloping design of the jaws it is possible to grip material with just the jaws and the scroll. I've seen a photo but can't find it now as evidence.

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Re: Early Chas Taylor 3 Jaw Chuck
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2015, 07:05:20 AM »
The Edgwick has three studs, to fit this heavy chuck you need a lathe hook which makes it easy and with one of those engine cranes you lift the chuck and slide it on and tighten the nuts, the hook is easy to make   tomorrow I take some pictures of the one I made and post it. David

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Re: Early Chas Taylor 3 Jaw Chuck
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2015, 05:54:19 PM »
Nice chuck! These were indeed designed to take all of the clamping force in the jaws & scroll - there's a picture on lathes.co.uk somewhere showing one of these "body off" clamped around a tube, to prove that the body was only there to keep everything in more or less the right place.

Outside jaws were available ( extra), as were soft jaws.
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Re: Early Chas Taylor 3 Jaw Chuck
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2015, 08:22:15 PM »
This chuck was in a wooden box I don't think it was used much the former owner used the four jaw chuck he bought the lathe in about 1936 in Adelaide

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Re: Early Chas Taylor 3 Jaw Chuck
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2015, 10:37:52 PM »
This my lathe chuck hook very simple but good for those heavy chucks using one of engine lifters