Jan 09, 2015· I will give it a new colour, suggestions welcome. The tailstock centre needs regrinding. It is a tiny taper, about 1/4″ diameter. Lathes.co.uk is not currently available so I do not have much information about the provenance, age, etc. My guess is that it would be 1950's 1960's. (lathes.co.uk is again online, thank you Tony!