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A natural addition to their extensive range of very large conventional, roll and wheel  lathes, Deutschland Dortmund also offered a number of models designed for facing work, the plandrehbänke. By the early 1950s the range consisted of standard production and special models: DBR-1565, DP-160, DP-200L, DP-210, DP-250L and DP-280 with the number after the model designation indicating the faceplate diameter in cm.
Motors varied in power from 25 to 40 h.p. and, as the lathes were large and hence peripheral speeds high, spindles turned very slowly, just 2 to 200 r.p.m. on the DBR-155, 1 to 45 r.p.m. on the DP-160 and DP-200L,  0.6 to 48 r.p.m. on the DP-210 and DP-250L and from 0.5 to 30 r.p.m. on the giant DOP-280. Workpiece weights ran from 2 tonnes on the DBR-255 up to 8 tonnes on the DP-2800.

Not a true facing lathe (see below for proper examples of the type) this Deutschland Dortmund Type D-11-45S was offered as short-bed machine for smaller facing work

Deutschland Dortmund Type DP-160/120 facing lathe with a 1600 mm (63") or 1200 mm (47") diameter 4-jaw faceplate, a centre height of 1050 mm (41") and twin saddles each having three slide rests. Note the ratchet handle between the two carriages used to move them along the bed

Type DP-210 a facing lathe with a 2100 mm diameter 4-jaw faceplate, a centre height of 1150 mm(45") with twin, ratchet-moved saddles each with a compound slide rest and ordinary toolposts

Facing lathe Type DP-280 facing lathe with a 2800 mm (110") 4-jaw faceplate, a centre height of 1350 mm and twin saddles each with a compound rest and ordinary toolpost

Facing lathe Type DP-280 fitted with both a base and a large T-slotted bed plate. For this model the makers offered a choice of headstock design and faceplate diameter to suit a customer's particular requirements. Faceplate diameter 2800 mm (110") and a centre height of 1350 mm (53").

Facing lathe Type DBR-155. With a centre height of 1050 mm (41") this example is fitted with a self-centering 1550 mm (61") diameter 3-jaw chuck. The machine was designed for the production machining of railway wheel centres and tyres. Each of the twin saddles carried a triple slide rest topped by a 4-way toolpost.

Rear toolpost of the DBR-155 fitted with a tracing (copy) attachment

Deutschland Dortmund horizontal boring and facing machine intended for handling cylinders and the like. Centre height 1250 mm (49") and admitting 3800 mm (12' 7") between centres

Type DP-160/120 fitted with two grinding toolposts, one with a short shaft the other (as shown) longer. Each was driven by a 30 h.p. motor

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