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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    Early Cowells Lathes   Cowells 90 Photo Essay
 
  Cowells "Norwich" Photographic Essay    Cowells Vertical Miller

An Operation Manual is available for the Cowells Lathe 

Cowells Lathes - two Early Examples
A Photographic Essay
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