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Dean, Smith & Grace Factory Tour - page 3
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A D.S.G. 18-inch by 240-inch lathe fitted with a Burgsmuller L.4 thread-whirling head. The unit was used to cut accurate leadscrews and other acme threaded parts

Close-up of the  Burgsmuller type L.4 thread-whirling head

A Ward No. 8 combination turret lathe machining gear blank forgings

Machining a headstock spindle on a D.S.G. lathe equipped with a hydraulic copying unit

Leadscrew correcting lathe. This was built by Dean, Smith & Grace and hosed in its own temperature-controlled room. The lathe is shown being checked with a national Physical lavatory certified master screw--a probe on the tool slide being connected to the Taylor Hobson recording equipment

Single-spindle bar auto lathe by Butterworth - used mainly for manufacturing cams for the spindle noses

A Dean, Smith & Grace surfacing and boring lathe in action

Taylor Hobson Talysurf equipment - used to measure surface textrure

A section of the Standards Laboratory

Klingeinberg involute and helix tester

Taylor Hobson Talyrond equipment--used for the very precise measurement of roundness

Vibration testing in the Experimental Department

Main bay of the foundry

Small Castings Section

A pattern maker preparing a laminated plastic pattern for a D.S.G. Type 13 headstock cover

Preparation of the mould for a D.S.G. Type 25-inch by 240-inch lathe bed casting. 25 feet long, the casting weighed 4.25 tons


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Dean, Smith & Grace Factory Tour
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