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Kosmos Model M Lathe

Manufactured during the late 1940s by Franckh Kosmos Verlags GmbH & Co. KG (a Company that still exists selling scientific experiment kits and boosk) the "Kosmos" lathe was, for a simple round bed machine, available with an unusually wide range of useful accessories including a grindstone rest; compound slide rest (unsurprisingly without micrometer dials; vertical milling slide; hand T-rest and a spindle draw tube to retain arbors and wood-drive centres.
With a centre height of 90 mm the Kosmos accepted 300 mm between centres and had an overall length of 450 mm.




The Kosmos set up with a compound slide rest and 3-jaw chuck for light-duty metal turning

Kosmos with the milling slide in position

Kosmos with the hand T-rest for wood-turning work