E.H.Jones of Colindale were once well-known English machine-tool merchants who sold and commissioned only better-quality items by makers such as Sigma, CVA, Boley, Lorch, Leinen, etc. Jones put their initial on many different kinds of machines, including this "Anglon" plastic turning lathe, circa 1949.
The centre height was just over 5" and the maximum capacity between the collet and toolslide 4.5". Two motors were available, a 0.75 h.p. running at 1400 r.p.m. that gave spindle speeds of 935, 1400 and 1840 rpm and a 0.75h.p., 2800 r.p.m. unit giving 1900, 2800 and 3750 r.p.m.
Although intended for plastics, an owner reports that it will turn metal - though obviously to a limited extent yet sufficiently capable of accomplishing smaller, straightforward jobs to a satisfactory standard.
The lathe occupied a floor space of 5 feet by 2 feet 3 inches and weighed 4 cwt.
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