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Dolze & Slotta Lathes

Infrequently encountered, even in its German homeland, the Dolze & Slotta lathe was manufactured in Coswig, Saxiona. The company described themselves as "Spezialfabrik für Drehbänke in nur zwei  Größen" - in other words, a specialised manufacturer who made lathes in two sizes only.  Matra, another German machine-tool Company also branded this lathe as their own, an example, complete with the original German screwcutting and speed charts, having been discovered in the United States.
Of conventional design and construction the first example shown below, a Model DSPN, used a flat and V-way bed, a geared headstock with neatly group speed-change levers, a Norton-type screwcutting and feeds gearbox and a carriage assembly that could have come from any lathe from the 1930s onwards.
If any reader has a Dolze and Slotta machine tool, the writer would be pleased to hear from you.
Wenn ein Leser hat eine Dolze und Slotta Werkzeugmaschine, würde der Schriftsteller freuen, von Ihnen zu hören.

Dolze & Slotta Type DSPNE180 - though with a 40 instead of 35 mm spindle bore.

A Dolze & Slotta branded as a "Matra"

Dolze & Slotta Type DSPN geared-head lathe available with centre heights of  180 and 200 mm and with between-centres capacities of  750, 1000, 1500 and 2000 mm

Probably as made during the late 1930s and early 1940s, this Dolze & Slotta Type DSPN had its motor held within the headstock-end plinth - an arrangement that would have included a clutch controlled by a long lever on the face of the stand. This model was with centre heights of  150 and 180 mm and with between-centres capacities of  800, 1000 and 1500 mm

Probably from the mid 1930s this Dolze & Slotta has been converted by a previous owner to mount a well-engineered twin V-belt countershaft drive

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Dolze & Slotta Lathes