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Although not as detailed, nor in the same artistic class as that beautifully photographed by Robert Yarnall Richie of the Hendey factory in 1942, this tour of the Dean Smith & Grace factory during 1965 - the Company's 100th anniversary - is still an interesting record of the machine tools used and the manufacturing techniques and processes employed.

Joseph Dean

James Smith

100th Anniversary Medal

John Grace

Keighley - part of what was once the once industrial West Riding of Yorkshire

A section of the drawing office

A design team discussion

Production Control Department

The right-hand side of the main assembly plant

Left-hand side of the main assembly plant

A section of the Turning Department

Boring Department

Headstock Assembly Department

Small Unit Assembly Department

Multi-boring head fitted to a Kearns horizontal borer

Russell Hyrofeed cold sawing machines

Landis Lund cylindrical grinder with pivoted caliper gauges - used for the final finishing of spindles of various kinds

A battery of small Kearns S-Type horizontal borers used mainly for the finishing of axial and radial holes in the Cam-lock noses of lathe spindles

A Lockwood planing machine equipped with an Archdale milling head in addition to the conventional planning saddle and tool slide.

A row of Archdale radial-arm drilling machines - used mainly for the rough drilling of gearboxes

Newhall-Keighley grinder being used for the finishing of tapers in headstock and tailstock spindles

Churchill-Milnes double-ended fine boring machine with optical setting equipment - used for the precision boring of headstocks

Dean, Smith & Grace centre lathe in action

A row of Cincinnati vertical milling machines used for general-purpose work

Cincinnati horizontal milling machines

Hurth Keyseating machine.
Keyseating is process where internal shapes and forms are generated using a reciprocating, single-point cutting tool (similar to the operation of a horizontal shaper or vertical slotter). The keyseater is normally used to cut internal keyways, and other straight-sided shapes and forms, in one-off or short-run parts


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Dean, Smith & Grace Factory Tour
Factory Tour Page 2    Factory Tour Page 3    Factory Tour Page 4
Operation & Parts Manuals are available
for most Dean, Smith & Grace Lathes