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Cowells Lathes - Three Earlier Examples

Cowells "Norwich" Photographic Essay

Cowells Home Page    Cowells Vertical Miller 

   Cowells 90 Photo Essay
 
An Operation Manual is available for the Cowells Lathe 


After a long period of gestation, through various makes and models and numerous small improvements, the first Cowells lathe emerged as an almost exact copy of the popular Perris PL90. With a gap bed, backgear, screwcutting, a compound slide rest (with T-slotted cross slide), dog-clutch on the leadscrew and a built-on countershaft with V-belt drive the useful specification ensured its continued success.
Occasionally the lathe is found mounted on neat, under-drive stand intended for bench mounting - an example is shown towards the bottom of the page carrying a second badge with the model name "Norwich" - a Norwich photographic essay can be seen here. A further development was the Cowells 90 Model 10-200B, the first 90 to be mounted on its own cast-iron base table base..




An early Cowells on the rare motorised bench stand

A further development - the Cowells 90 Model 10-200B, the first 90 to be mounted on its own cast-iron base table base

Cowells Home Page   Cowells Vertical Miller 

Cowells "Norwich" Photographic Essay


An Operation Manual is available for the Cowells Lathe 

Cowells Lathes - two Early Examples
A Photographic Essay
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