Csepel, a firm based in Hungary, were once well known for their heavy industrial lathes, milling machines and radial arm drills - machines exported to the West in their communist-controlled days branded as "Technoimpex". Made during the 1960s in the town of Gyönygyös (and unknown outside its native Hungry) the little EMR-140 lathe had a 70 mm centre height and admitted 350 mm between centres. It was of the traditional precision bench type with the expected half-round bed with a flat top and bevelled edges to locate the headstock and other fittings. It was available as a toolmaker's model with compound slide rest and tailstock or as a production machine with a 6-station capstan head and cut-off slide.. Running in plain bronze bearings the No. 1 Morse taper spindle had a bore of 13 mm with drive by V-belt to a 4-step pulley.
Two versions of the Csepel EMR-140 lathe: one with a 6-station capstan turret and cut-off slide, the other rigged for tool making with a compound slide rest and tailstock
In order to mount a 5 or six-station turret head a clamp-on saddle was fitted that could be positioned at will; a second saddle gibbed to it and driven by a large diameter, overhung leadscrew carried the capstan head. In the picture above and the ones below the owner has replaced the capstan head with simple cross slide.