Heavy facing lathe, 1810.
- 1810 (earliest) in Charlestown
Lathe with faceplate, 8 feet in diameter, from the Charlestown Foundry, St. Austell, Cornwall
This lathe was used from 1845 until 1975 at the Charlestown Foundry, St Austell, Cornwall. It was built at a time when developments in engineering required larger, more strongly built machine tools than had previously existed. The lathe was best suited to machining large wheels, pistons, and similar shaped castings.
- Motive Power
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- mandrel lathes
- presented by English Clays Lovering Pochin & Co.
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