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Lorch Model A Lathes Circa 1890 - 1920
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From a Lorch catalogue as issued during 1910 and 1912 - and so showing the full range of "bench precision" lathes in the style as made from around 1890 to 1920. Apart from small changes in specification, and the availability of different accessories, the range also continued until the late 1920s when more major revisions were made, especially to the rigidity of the main castings.


Lorch Model A Plain Precision bench lathe with drive by a round-rope "gut" belt

Lorch Model A with flat-belt drive

Lorch Model A1 No. 4 on the maker's standards (cast-iron legs) with a typical-for-the-era wooden tool tray

Lorch Model A V1 No. 4 - a heavier-duty version

Lorch Model A No. 4 with thread chasing by sliding headstock spindle

Lorch Model A 11 with chase screwcutting by sliding headstock spindle

Lorch Model A 11 No. 4 on the maker's treadle stand  and fitted with chase screwcutting

Lorch Model A 111 "No. 4" with slow-speed backgear

Lorch Model A 1V (No. 4) with backgear and screwcutting to the top slide by changewheels


Lorch Model A 111 No. 4 with backgear

Backgeared headstock: Lorch Model A 111 No. 4 with backgear

Compound slide-rest assembly:  Lorch Model A 111 No. 4 with backgear

Tailstock: Lorch Model A 111 No. 4 with backgear

Literature about Lorch lathes is available

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Lorch Model A Lathes Circa 1890 - 1920
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