Planing machine, made by Josep

Made:
c.1842 in Manchester
maker:
Joseph Whitworth and Company

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Planing machine, made by Joseph Whitworth & Co. of Manchester, 1842. Belt drive, three pullies, one loos in the middle, to drive the lathe in either direction. Table worked by the worm screw and nut. Parts of the automatic cross feed to the tool holder are missing, as is the original tool holder which probably was the reversing type. This machine was originally in the LNWR Crewe works, reputedly used for making horn blocks for axles. Presented by A Bebbington & Son, Culland Street Works, Crewe.

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Details

Category:
Hand and Machine Tools
Object Number:
Y1966.9
type:
planing machine
credit:
Gift of A Bebbington & Sons
status:
Permanent collection

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