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2013-05-12 22:24:05
Restoring an old Högbo model 75 lathe    
klaasprins
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Subject: Restoring an old Högbo model 75 lathe

I am from the Netherlands and unfortunately do not speak Swedish. Sorry for that.
Recently I  bought  a second hand Högbo model 75. It is a  small well designed metal lathe, but in bad shape. I planned to restore it so I can use it for my hobby.
But, Högbo lathes turned out to be  virtuallly   unknown in the Netherlands.

Because it is a Swedish  product , I hope to find  information via this forum.
Is there anybody pn this forum familiar with these lathes or does somebody pf you have any  documentation about this Högbo model 75?
Do you have any suggestion to get spare parts?

If you prefer to answer in Swedish please do so

Kind regards
klaasprins

2013-05-12 22:59:03
RE: Restoring an old Högbo model 75 lathe    
bosse_jansson
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Hi,

For a start....have you checked  THIS site...?
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2013-05-12 23:20:14
RE: Restoring an old Högbo model 75 lathe    
klaasprins
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Thanks, yes I did. That is a beautifull site. In fact that site was of great help in determing the lathe was a Högbo model 75 .

Kind regards
klaasprins

2013-05-13 00:44:19
RE: Restoring an old Högbo model 75 lathe    
bosse_jansson
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Did you try Ironbill AB ? 
LINK HERE

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Translation:
"080405 Ironbill AB has purchased rights, casting patterns, drawings and spares for the lathe "Högbo 75", manufacured by Högboholms Mekaniska Verkstad.
We will successively introduce spares to our range during 2008. These spares are made from original patterns."
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I would suggest you to contact Ironbill AB.



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2013-05-13 08:39:40
RE: Restoring an old Högbo model 75 lathe    
klaasprins
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Ah Bosse thanks a lot!
I will contact them.

Is or was the  Högbo a well known brand in Sweden?. Do you know anything about that?

Again thanks for your suggestion
klaasprins

2013-05-13 09:39:47
RE: Restoring an old Högbo model 75 lathe    
bosse_jansson
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Hello,

Sorry to say I don't know much about the Högbo Machines...
Hopefully someone else out here will be able to fill the blanks for us (I am curious too...).

Good luck with your restoration..!

/Bosse

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2013-05-13 09:44:37
RE: Restoring an old Högbo model 75 lathe    
klaasprins
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I willl keep you informed
Regards
klaasprins

2013-05-14 10:47:39
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flightace
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Hi !
I Love old lathe and have a few of them my self,
And when it comes to old Swedish lathe they often was copies of other lathes.
so therfor if something is missing you often can replace it with other brands.
i this case as lathe uk says ( and allso above and at maskinisten ) atlas spareparts can maybe be used,also maybe Blomquist(have one) åsbrink(have one). and there is german lathe copies that use the same castings as a starting ground for several bench lathes.
Its all about meassurments.
Thats the general part off it,
Is there anything missing or broken on your lathe?
if you have Pictures dont be shy to post them!!
As i said love old lathe and if i can help you in anyway i´l be happy to !

Toni
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                         !!!!*******Grönsaksflygplansmästare*******!!!!


om jag fick välja mellan att ha varit och ska bli skulle jag välja ska bli.
har varit har jag redan vart!!!

2013-05-14 12:25:12
RE: Restoring an old Högbo model 75 lathe    
jaka
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Hi!
Yeah!
It looks like a "Blomquist" lathe!

2013-05-14 23:19:22
RE: Restoring an old Högbo model 75 lathe    
klaasprins
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Thanks Flightace and jaka.
I am glad  I met  people on this forum who are interested.
I will post pictures of my lathe by tomorrow (have to find out how to do in this forum :-)

Kind regards
klaasprins



2013-05-15 08:18:59
RE: Restoring an old Högbo model 75 lathe    
maroz
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Hi!

I bought som spare parts recently for a Blomquist lathe from Bergströms Mekaniska
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So if the late is the same you might find parts here.

/Martin

2013-05-15 22:42:34
RE: Restoring an old Högbo model 75 lathe    
klaasprins
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I want to put some pictures of my lathe on this forum. 
Could somebody tell me where to  find a prcoedure for that?  Probably I overlooked  it because of my poor knowledge of Swedish.


Kind regards
klaasprins

2013-05-15 23:07:02
RE: Restoring an old Högbo model 75 lathe    
bosse_jansson
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Unfortunately in Swedish, but maybe this step-by-step instruction would be of some help:
----> LINK


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2013-05-16 08:57:06
RE: Restoring an old Högbo model 75 lathe    
StaffanA
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Same link as above, quick English commentary added -->






bläddra = browse

2013-05-16 15:33:25
RE: Restoring an old Högbo model 75 lathe    
ron_van_sommeren
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Citat från: klaasprins
I want to put some pictures of my lathe on this forum. ...
You could post the pictures in your Dutch Wie kent de Högbo draaibankjes? and link them into this Swedish thread.

www.modelbouwforum.nl/forums/misc.php?do=bbcode
-> [img] code
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www.modelbouwforum.nl/forums/faq.php?faq=vb3_board_faq#faq_vb3_reading_posting

Uploading pictures to and linking them into a www.modelbouwforum.nl thread:
www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4oI35xg0usQ
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near Nijmegen, the Netherlands
● diy e-motor discussion
http://www.yahoogroups.com/group/lrk-torquemax/

2013-05-21 11:16:03
RE: Restoring an old Högbo model 75 lathe    
klaasprins
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Sorry for responding slowly. I had a few urgent things on my to-do list.

I will start with a summary:
I bought a second hand old Högbo model 75 lathe. It is in bad shape and I decided to restore it. Fortunately all bearings still can be rotated but are in bad condition, because of long term inadequate maintenance.

@ flightace: Essential parts are missing, like the motor. But I think any motor of correct power and turning speed will do. I prefer, however, to bring back the lathe in its original configuration as much as reasonable, not for practical reasons but because I like that. A more serious problem is the missing set of gearwheels for cutting thread.

@ bosse: I have sent a mail to IronBill AB but sofar no response. We will wait and see.

Below I added a series of pictures of my lathe.
@ Jaka: As you can see it indeed has some similarity with the Blomquist but differs on details. It 1 to 1 equals the Högbo model 75 as far as can be seen from the pictures shown on tony"s UK site. It of coarse migth well be a copy of an other original (like Atlas, South Bend, Åsbrink), as was suggested by flightace and others.

@ flightace: Sofar, I did not check German sites nor Åsbrink.
@ maroz: Thanks for your hint of contacting Bergström Mekaniska. I sure will do.
@ Ron and others: Thanks all of you for suggestions how to get pictures on the site,


Nedan har jag lagt några bilder och en datorgenererad översättning. Det kan vara fruktansvärt dålig :-)

Ledsen för svarar långsamt. Jag hade några andra brådskande saker på min att-göra-lista.

Jag börjar med en sammanfattning jag köpte en begagnad gammal Högbo modell 75 svarv. Det är i dåligt skick och jag bestämde mig att återställa den. Lyckligtvis alla lager fortfarande kan roteras men är i dåligt skick, på grund av lång sikt bristfälligt underhåll.

@ flightace: viktiga delar saknas, som motorn. Men jag tror någon motor av rätt styrka och vrida hastighet kommer att göra. Jag föredrar dock att föra tillbaka svarven i ursprungliga konfiguration som rimlig, inte av praktiska skäl utan för att det gillar jag. Ett mer allvarligt problem är den saknade nytillverka för skärande tråd.

@ bosse: Jag har skickat ett mail till IronBill AB men hittills inget svar. Vi kommer att vänta och se.

Nedan har jag lagt till en serie bilder av min svarv.
@ Jaka: som ni kan se den i själva verket har vissa likheter med Blomquist men skiljer sig på detaljer. Det 1 till 1 är lika med den Högbo modellen 75 i den mån det kan ses från de bilder som visas på tony"s UK site. Det av grova migth vara väl en kopia av ett andra original (som Atlas, South Bend, Åsbrink), som föreslogs av flightace och andra.

@ flightace: hittills, jag kollade inte tyska platser eller Åsbrink.
@ maroz: Tack för ledtråden att kontakta Bergström Mekaniska. Visst kommer jag göra.
@ Ron och andra: Tack alla ni för förslag hur man får bilder på webbplatsen.




2013-05-21 11:41:09
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It looks like you need a big barrel of degreasing agent

Gearweels can most likely be found at local second-hand markets, I have seen wheels like that but never felt the need to buy
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2019-01-21 21:22:01
RE: Restoring an old Högbo model 75 lathe    
klaasprins
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Well, my restoration project went on hold for several reasons. Recently I I restarted it. I will keep you informed about progress.

I am sure now it is a Högbo 75 made by the Swedish manufcurer Högboholm. Except the restoration I got heavily interested in the history of my Högbo 75 lathe  but in fact the only substantial historical information I found sofar is from Tony's http://www.lathes.co.uk/ And I found out that  the  Högbo 75 was imported in the Netherlands around the Second World War by a Dutch  trading house. This  firm  sold it in the Netherlands under the "brand" name "Triton Junior" This Dutch firm disappeared mainly because of collaboration with the Germans. But I  keep trying to uncover the history of it.

I extended my search in Sweden about the manufacturer of the Högbo 75. But again, I made little progress there as well.

Does some of you have any advise which Swedish archive or museum might have (technical and/or historical) information about these matters?

kind regards
klaas
 

2019-01-21 22:28:24
RE: Restoring an old Högbo model 75 lathe    
StefanR
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I know virtually nothing about lathes so  I can't help with any specific information, but I made some searches that might (or might not) be of any help.

According to www.lathes.co.uk the manufacturer was called "Högboholms Mek. Verkstad". I found a hit for "Högboholms Mekaniska Verkstad" in one register over Swedish companies. It seems that the company nowadays is a one-person-operation producing meat-grinding machines.

The postal adress is:

Högboholms Mek Verkstad
Rönningeryd 5
342 95  Alvesta
Sweden

Maybe you can try to send a letter and see if you get a response?

The companys previous adress was in the village of Torpsbruk, which, according to Wikipedia, is a small village (334 inhabitants in year 2010) outside the city of Alvesta. Alvesta is located in Småland county, and perhaps the county museum may help you find some more information of the company and it's products. If not, I think they can advise you where you might find more information.

http://www.kulturparkensmaland.se

info(@)kulturparkensmaland.se


Good luck in your search

/Stefan

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