I do not see my original thread yet so I'll try again (with pictures) as I think I have it figured out now. Sorry to botch this first posting so bad.
My name is Ron and I have an opportunity to purchase a Tree 2UV mill along with a LeBlond Lathe.
First; I am trying to figure out what something like these would be worth. They are fairly dirty (please see photos) but I ran them through a number of functions and all seem to work well. Any info leading to the year of the machine, or where to find that info on the machine?
The Tree Mill is in pretty decent shape but I am not too familiar with them so was only able to run it through a few functions. No manual. The power feed on the table works smooth and quite (3 or 4 speeds both directions), the head sounds like the bearings are worn but Iím sure would work for a number of more years. (Are bearings/parts available?) Tool changes seem cumbersome but Iím used to a Bridgeport. I did not attempt to use the quill power feed so I donít know if it functions. The belt is there.
A master machinist owned and used them into his 80ís before passing making precision pieces and I believe he took care of them and didnít abuse them, but didnít clean them either. Lots of unknowns but he knew his way around them.
Any help would be truly appreciated. I would like to know approximate value if possible just by looking at the pictures of history of similar machines: a good offer to make being fair to both parties. How available parts are? Looks as though the Lathe holds the most promise for parts and support, as I cannot find much of anything for the mill.
Thank you in advance for your time.