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Rivett Watchmakers' Lathes - Page 3

Rivett Type 2b on an original workbench
by J.H.Rosberg Mfg. Co. of Chicago.

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Long neglected but fortunately complete and mounted in its ordinal roll-top workbench by the J.H.Rosberg Mfg. of Chicago, this Rivett Type 2b watchmakers' lathe was discovered in 2018. Although unused for many decades, the lathe had survived with a wide range of accessories and a complete maker's collet set, all correctly housed in the stand. One must conclude that the lathe, its accessories and stand were imported as a complete and very expensive package circa 1905 to 1910 and installed in either a watch-making factory, a high-end jewellers in London or Birmingham - or possible a Government research centre.
The lathe and stand are current undergoing a sympathetic  restoration and might be for sale in the near future. Photographs of the restored machine here

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Rivett Watchmakers' Home Page   Rivett Watchmakers' Page 2    Restored Rivett 2B 

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A range of Rivett Publications is available

Rivett Watchmakers' Lathes - Page 3

Rivett Type 2b on an original workbench
by J.H.Rosberg Mfg. Co. of Chicago.
email: tony@lathes.co.uk
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