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Rivett Watchmakers' Lathes - Page 3

Rivett Type 1C on an original workbench
by J.H.Rosberg Mfg. Co. of Chicago.

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Long neglected but fortunately absolutely complete and mounted on its ordinal roll-top workbench by the J.H.Rosberg Mfg. of Chicago, this Rivett Type 2C watchmakers' lathe was discovered in 2018. According to the leading Rivett expert this is the most complete set of Rivett watchmakers' equipment ever discovered and includes a special, one-off, factory-made "swivelling" dividing  attachment. Although unused for many decades, the lathe had survived in fine mechanical order and with everything 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. Six batches of the Model C were made, in lots of one-hundred, the lathe shown having a serial number that places it amongst the last made in batch No. 5 at some point between 1905 and 1907. 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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A range of Rivett Publications is available

Rivett Watchmakers' Lathes - Page 3

Rivett Type 1C on an original workbench
by J.H.Rosberg Mfg. Co. of Chicago.
email: tony@lathes.co.uk
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