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Thank you for your reply, and your interest in the lathe. Photographs of the lathe have been examined by a local lathe historian and the lathe dated between 1870 and 1900. Details, and photographs, of the lathe can be found at http://www.lathes.co.uk/bunting/
So, the John Henry Bunting I found in the 1901 census is not the maker of this lathe.
With regard to selling the lathe, I do not consider it mine to sell. I am merely the current custodian of a machine that has already survived longer than I will. I will preserve the lathe as best I can until a more suitable custodian can be found.
Kind regards, Brian