Jr Gent and Jr Gent II question

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TonyL

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I believe that the Jr Gent was fatter than the Jr Gent II (12.5mm and 10.5mm). However, I think the popularity of the Jr Gent II surpassed the popularity of the JR Gent, and now the Jr Gent II is simply called the Jr Gent. I wouldn't bet my lathes on my answer (well maybe one LOL) - the early members members and retailers like Ed Brown of Exotics would know.
 

mick

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I believe that the Jr Gent was fatter than the Jr Gent II (12.5mm and 10.5mm). However, I think the popularity of the Jr Gent II surpassed the popularity of the JR Gent, and now the Jr Gent II is simply called the Jr Gent. I wouldn't bet my lathes on my answer (well maybe one LOL) - the early members members and retailers like Ed Brown of Exotics would know.
IIRC the Jr Gent I had the same diameter bushing in both ends of the pen barrel. I've got one here somewhere. I'll find it and measure it.

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mick

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I believe that the Jr Gent was fatter than the Jr Gent II (12.5mm and 10.5mm). However, I think the popularity of the Jr Gent II surpassed the popularity of the JR Gent, and now the Jr Gent II is simply called the Jr Gent. I wouldn't bet my lathes on my answer (well maybe one LOL) - the early members members and retailers like Ed Brown of Exotics would know.
Tony, I've got one if those tiny Jet pen lathes my wife foundat a yard sale. I'd bet it just to get it out of my shop.

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TonyL

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Tony, I've got one if those tiny Jet pen lathes my wife foundat a yard sale. I'd bet it just to get it out of my shop.

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If I recall correctly the original jr gent had the same size tubes as the baron. The baron barrel is the same dia on both ends but the jr gent tapers a little. The jr gent vII uses larger tubes on both the cap and barrel.

I have a metal lathe still in its crate. I've had it 7 yrs and ....

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