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Vertical milling with the head-cum-overarm unit. The geared dividing head, shown playing its part in the production of a helical gear, was on the accessories' list.

The screwcutting lathe was not large, just an 8" swing by 18" capacity between-centres with 8 speeds of 58, 92, 137, 198, 300, 470, 707 and 1020 rpm. It was driven my a 3 HP 1760 r.p.m. 3-phase motor and had a 0.75" hole through the headstock.

The drill, with a maximum table capacity of 15" in diameter, was mounted at the back of the "headstock" and had six speeds from 420 to 5000 rpm supplied by a 0.5 hp motor. Unfortunately, the quill was fitted with only a No. 1 Morse taper, so severely restricting its capacity for heavy-duty work.

Universal Grinding
In a perfect world this would be a valve from the engine of the chief engineer's Type 27 Bugatti being ground by combining the swivelling actions of the wheel head and work head. As the boat left Sydney new bevel gears would have being generated for the crankshaft to camshaft drive - and by Vancouver new gudgeon pins and crankshaft cotter pins together with a couple of side job for his Scott Sprint Specialů.

Surface grinding was accomplished by mounting a platform on the standard table and attaching a magnetic chuck to it; an extension was also fitted to the standard wheel head to bring the stone forward and so increase its coverage. 

The twist-drill grinding attachment being used with the grinding head
mounted in its "stored" position on the end of the machine.


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