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Jude C32 "Savna" Lathe
Other Indian lathes include the REW, Deem, IEC,
Coronet, Panther, Parmar & REW

If any reader has an Indian Coronet lathe, the writer would
be interested to hear from you

Manufactured by the Jude General Engineering Works of Bangalore (and marketed through the Perfect Machine Tool Company Pvt. Ltd) the "Savna" capstan lathe was a simple but rugged (it weighed 580 kg), hand-operated machine with a 106 mm centre height. The 125 mm diameter six-station capstan head rotated on angular contact bearings and was fitted with automatic indexing on the return stoke. Fitted as standard was a cut-off/forming slide that could, most usefully, be operated either by screw or lever. In its place, at extra cost, could be mounted a compound slide with lever operation of cross and longitudinal movements, or one with all screw-feeds and fitted with micrometer dials and vernier scales - though the latter was not intended to turn the lathe into a second-operation machine, there being no tailstock listed amongst the optional extras.
Made from a high-quality, chrome-nickel steel the headstock spindle had a relatively enormous bore of 2" (53 mm), a M68 x 3 mm pitch screwed spindle nose and turned in (imported) high-precision angular contact and ball races - the front race being 100 mm in diameter. The maximum through-collet capacity was 32 mm and in a stepped collet 125 with closure by a quick-action lever.
Very heavily built, the 470 x 170 mm cast-iron stand (with drawers and a locking cabinet) held a 2-speed 0.75/1.5 h.p. motor (with a dynamically balanced rotor) that drove the spindle by a V-belt running over 3-step pulley - the six speeds generated ranging from 300 to 2800 r.p.m. in forward and reverse. At extra cost a 9-speed drive could be fitted, obtained by a using a 3-speed motor..

"Savana" capstan lathe by the Jude Engineering Works of Bangalore