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Levin Lathes
Ball-turning Lathe - a Photographic Essay
If any reader has a Levin lathe that they would like to see appear in the
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Levin Ball-turning Lathe   Levin Radius (ball-turning) Slide Rest

Levin Slide Rests   

Literature is available for Levin lathes

A special Levin lathe, intended only for the turning of very accurate balls, this model had a V-edged bed with a slide-rest mounted longitudinally and feeding towards and away from the headstock. On top of the bed slide was a short cross slide - adjustable over a limited range - topped by a swivelling slide with a built-in ruler and a simple but particularly rigid toolholder carried on a sloping surface by which means the tool height could be adjusted over a small range. Both upper slides were equipped with adjustable stops and the swivelling slide with a ball-tipped lever by which means the assembly could be rotated by the operator.
A variable speed motor was fitted, held within the base and driving to a pulley overhung on the left-hand end of the spindle.
Pictures of a Levin ball-turning (radius-turning) slide rest are here.

Levin Home Page   Levin Page 2   Levin Page 3

Levin Ball-turning Lathe   Levin Radius (ball-turning) Slide Rest

Levin Slide Rests   

Literature is available for Levin lathes

Levin Lathes
Ball-turning Lathe - a Photographic Essay
If any reader has a Levin lathe that they would like to see appear in the
Archive, the writer will be pleased to hear from you

email: tony@lathes.co.uk
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