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Watchmakers' Sensitive Drill by Hauser

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Manufactured by Hauser in Switzerland, this little high-precision, watchmaker's  "sensitive" drill press stands just 360 mm high, has a 100 mm x 100 mm square table and takes 4.5 mm collets.
Typical of its type, easy to use and very delicate in action, similar models were offered by most makers of watch and clock-making machinery. While other manufacturers such as the English IME Company, incorporated a double jockey pulley system at the back to guide a round belt over the spindle pulley, the Hauser lacks that vital facility and would probably have been mounted on a watchmaker's workbench that incorporated a drive system powering other tools such as a lathe. An example of this type arrangement can be seen in these pictures of a Swiss Universal lathe.
While the Hauser has the feed by moving the head, some makers, like Burgeon, knowing that the drilling loads would be very light, also offered models with the simpler solution of an elevating table.





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