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Unknown until 2023, the Evelet lathe was manufactured by a company registered as Evelet Engineering & Co. Ltd. of Loman Street, London S.E.1 - and probably made in the 1920s.
Aimed at the amateur market, the lathe was of the simplest possible kind with no slow-speed backgear and plain turning, without even a leadscrew to advance the carriage. To compensate for the latter restriction, the Evelet was fitted - as usual in this type of case - with a long-travel top slide.
With a centre height of 2.5 inches, the lathe would have taken around 10 inches between centres (though the tailstock is, unfortunately, missing). A thoughtful touch by the designer was the provision of a full-length T-slot in the cross slide, this allowing the swivelling top slide to be positioned at will. Unsurprisingly, there were no micrometer dials on either to cross or top-slide feed screws.
Presently fitted with a single V-pulley, the lathe would originally have had a two or three-step flat-belt cone pulley on its headstock driven by a remote countershaft. Rather oddly, instead of the bed feet being part of the main casting, they were separate, bolt-on units, this arrangement requiring extra machining (and the cost of the bolts…).