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Edward Hines Lathes - Page 3
- a simple, plain-tuning Hines lathe, probably the basis of the "Officers" type -

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Probably the basis of the Hines "Officer's lathe", this is one of the Company's the smaller and simpler machines. With a centre height of 3.5" and taking around 20 inches between centres, it lacks backgear and has a spindle running in a single front bearing with its outer end supported against an adjustable hardened centre. While the headstock arrangement might have reflected typical mid to late-19th lathe design for lighter lathes for use by amateurs, it was still fitted with a beautifully engraved indexing plate with five circles of division holes. Fitted with four narrow V-shaped grooved, the headstock pulley was intended to accept a round leather belt - called in contemporary literature a "gut" drive.
A clue to this lathe's superior quality is the compound slide rest assembly, this having an enormously long-travel cross slide designed to take full advantage of the maximum diameter that could be turned on a faceplate in the bed's very deep gap.
Surviving with the lathe is the original wooden-topped, cast-iron stand, though unfortunately the original treadle-drive flywheel system - and if fitted from new the overhead drive attachment - have been lost.




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Edward Hines Lathes - Page 3
- a simple, plain-tuning Hines lathe, probably the basis of the "Officers" type -
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