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Improved Forming & Combination Lathes

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"Improved Forming Lathe" fitted with an elevating slide with adjustable tool holders. The smaller handwheel controlled the slide's rise and fall.

"Improved Forming Lathe" with the addition of a bed-mounted capstan unit.

Backgeared version of the "Improved" lathe

A standard 20" "Improved" Forming lathe with a lever-action tailstock  (fitted with what Meriden called their "Almond" Turret) a Forming Tool Slide and a "Wire Feed" mechanism. The lathe was described as suitable for the manufacturers of Lamps, Brass Bedsteads, table or Clock Case Trimmings - being designed to turn out Screws, Nipples, Acorns, Knobs, Tips, etc. up to 1 inch in diameter - which would pass through the headstock spindle.
By using the slides in a conventional forming way jobs could be done up to 5
1/4" in diameter and, used as a "centre" lathe, work up to 18 inches in diameter could be turned using the slide rest, or by hand on a T-rest.


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Meriden
Improved Forming & Combination Lathes
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