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For Sale: Rivett 608 Precision Lathe

SOLD: Rivett 608 precision backgeared and screwcutting toolroom lathe with power cross feed. 4.25-inch centre height and accepting a maximum of 22.5 inches between centres. Virtually all these lathes came over from the United States during WW2 and were allocated exclusively to government research labourites and high-end precision machine shops dealing with important optical and instrument work. The lathe is mounted on a strong metal stand with a self-contained countershaft and drawer storage. With the lathe is a set of collets and two collet draw bars, four 3-jaw chucks, a 4-jaw chuck, faceplate, hand t-rest, a very large set of screwcutting changewheels, 4-way toolpost, the original eccentric-setting toolpost, Jacobs tailstock chuck, three spare chuck backplates, a magnetic base with DTI, scribing block and a collection of various centres, drive dogs, turning tools and a light unit. 1-phase motor with push-button starter. £1250 Full details of these superb lathes here

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