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Coronet "Hobby Lathe"
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Minor 10-in-One   Coronet & Record lathes Nos. 1, 2 and 3

A Complete Data Pack is available for all  versions of early
and late Coronet Major, Minor, CMB500, etc.
Other Coronet Technical Literature here

Learning to turn? Selected from dozens, here is the very best book you can buy


Seldom discovered - even fewer have been found than the flat-bed model - the "Hobby" was of the simplest possible construction. Flange-mounted against the left-hand faceplate of the headstock - just like the later twin-bar bed Coronet lathes - the motor drove to the headstock over a 3-step Poly-V belt. Like all contemporary models by Coronet, the bed was a single solid-steel bar - a structure entirely suitable for an inexpensive wood-turning lathe.
Oddly, the design does look very similar to those cheap wood lathes imported from Korea and Taiwan from the 1970s onwards and so, one wonders, did Coronet decide that this was a market segment they should occupy themselves - and copied one of the imported lathes. Badges on the lathe - "
Buy British" and "The Best of British Engineering" do strongly suggest that the lathe was UK made, though nowhere does it say "Made in England"..





Coronet "Hobby Lathe"
Coronet Home   Miniature Precision Lathes   Flat-bed Wood Lathe   

Minor 10-in-One   Coronet & Record lathes Nos. 1, 2 and 3

A Complete Data Pack is available for all  versions of early
and late Coronet Major, Minor, CMB500, etc.
Other Coronet Technical Literature here

Learning to turn? Selected from dozens, here is the very best book you can buy