Hello, I’m a new here and would like to learn more about my recent purchase, I bought a 16” Lathe made by Von Wyck Machine Tool Co. I found the lathe on a local listing and decided it was time for a new project, after seeing it in person it got me pretty excited . Here is the lathe as we were off loading in to the shop. It was one heavy lathe, moved it with two 3 ton jacks, took the two of us nearly 3 hours. Little bit about the lathe, it was built September 5th 1911, it came with a 6 speed Turner Unidrive and a 3hp Baldor single phase motor (1140 rpm). It came with original gear cover along with a spare bracket and couple extra gears (seen on last photo). So far the only bad is the drive gears are missing a few teeth, I plan on sourcing equivalent parts. The plan is to clean/paint the machine, bring it to working order and see what potential it has. Can somebody tell me the purpose of these adjustment screws on top of the Babbitt bearings, how do you work them and how do you tell if the bearings need servicing? Also, can somebody tell me if the chuck and its 4 bolt adapter are screwed on the shaft? I’d like to replace the chuck with a Bison self-leveling jaw chuck and need to get an adapter plate, it would make my life easier if it the old chuck is mounted on a threaded back plate.