Essentially as designed in the late 1800 the design of the headstock assembly was good enough, with development, to survive into the 1950s
Some 608 models could take the common 5C collet as a direct fitting in the spindle nose
Serial number stamped into bed
The maker's Serial Number and Data Plate for April 27th 1944
Above and below - perfect workmanship with a superb finish - even to hidden or seldom seen parts
Engagement lever and trip button for power feeds
Small but easily-read micrometer dial. The lock design ensured that there was no disturbance to the reading as it was tightened or released
Finely engraved degree markings for the top slide swivel
Interior of screwcutting gearbox
Sliding drive gear from leadscrew to power-shaft - and carriage micrometer stop
Rear view of screwcutting gearbox and drive
Rear view of the sliding main-spindle gear and the drive down to the screwcutting gearbox. The large gear keyed to the headstock spindle can be moved through three positions to drive the carriage right or left - or put the gears out of mesh completely.
Control handle for the two-speed gearbox. In the central position the drive was in neutral and a brake applied.
Two-speed gearbox and clutch unit - V-belt drive from electric motor on the right-hand side.
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