Coronet Instruction Literature is available
Thought to have been introduced during the late 1940s, this Coronet wood lathe broke with company tradition in having a flat-topped bed in cast-iron. With a centre height of 6.75 inches, and a capacity between centres of 32 inches, it was ideally sized for the amateur. Unfortunately, the No. 2 Morse taper ball-bearing supported headstock spindle carried only a 3-step, V-belt drive pulley - so limiting the speed range and, no doubt, compromising the usefulness of the 17.5-inch diameter capacity of the bed's gap. Typical of its era, the lathe was well constructed from heavy castings and of proportions decent enough to absorb vibration - although the size of the gap was rather generous and would, on a metal lathe, have weakened the structure unduly. Substantially built for a wood lathe, the tailstock carried a No. 2 Morse taper socket.