The excellent finish and fine detailing of the machine are evident in this picture that shows the power-down-feed gearbox
The first Matheys "Semi Jig Borer the Type FPN, introduced during the late 1940s, had a head able to be elevated on a round column. Later models were made more rigid with the head being formed as one piece with a fixed and considerably more massive top section.
Certificate from a French testing institute, 7 May, 1952
An early machine set for grinding using a magnetic chuck - an unwise operation on any machine tool not especially designed for the job - unless very careful precautions are taken to cover up the slideways.
A self-feeding boring head being used on the end cover of a gearbox
The "Universal Tilting table" - a useful device
fitted to the base of the swivelling and tilting vice.
Mounted on the front of the table is the "Jig-boring" Attachment - a long, angled plate able to hold both slip blocks and a dial indicator - whilst the in-and-out feed has been fitted with a bracket to hold just an example of the latter.
Dividing Head - the maximum distance between centres on the 34-inch long table was approximately 14 inches.
Accurate milling - manufacturing a double-sided, T-slotted work-holding bracket in cast iron.
A later, very much larger and more massive model, the 35-NC