"Ornamental" and Early Triangular Bed
Often found mounted on a double mahogany frame with three drawers incorporated into the stand's right-hand face, the Evans ornamental-turning lathe had a 39-inch long, cast-iron bed, a 5.5-inch centre height and has been found with various between-centres capacities. Drive to the 5 or 6-step headstock spindle was by a round leather belt direct from a treadle driven flywheel - the latter also driving, by a second belt, to an overhead countershaft. From the "overhead", as it was known, the drive could be arranged to pass down via a long "barrel pulley" to various attachments including high-speed grinding and milling spindles held in the toolpost.
The range of accessories available for ornamental turning lathes was considerable with one well-equipped example offered for sale including such items as master threads and followers for the sliding headstock spindle screwcutting attachment; semi-automatic ornamental turning slide rests; ordinary screw-feed metal-turning slide rests drilling and grinding spindles, curvilinear apparatus with followers; ; boring collars and stands; slender turning guides, rear-mounting spiral apparatus with change wheels, dividing chucks, arbors and surface spiral attachments; sets of chisels; Atkinson's reciprocator for spiral apparatus; brass work chucks (collets); conventional 4-jaw independent and 3-jaw chucks; irregular-angle two-jaw chucks; boxwood chucks with brass rings; ornamental turning chucks; eccentric chucks, dome/spherical chucks; ellipse chucks with cam rings; rectilinear chuck (a very rare fitting); universal cutting frames; eccentric cutting frames and keys; horizontal cutting frames; honing devices for round-edge cutters mounted on mahogany stands with glass-lined honing boards and an Evans goniostat ( a device the produces round faces on cutting tools using a lap) and small honing devices for sharpening cutters..