Friedrich Schubert Watchmaker's Lathe
Other watchmakers' Lathes
Manufactured in Wuppertal-Hahnerberg, 30 km to the east of Dusseldorg, Germany, the high-quality Friedrich Schubert watchmaker's lathe is uncommon, with few ever coming onto the second-hand market.
Of the lighter "Geneva" pattern, the Schubert had the usual "round" bed formed, in this case, with the flat on the top instead of as, more usually, at the back. Similar in form to the bed on some G.Boley lathes, both Schubert lathes shown below have fitted with a Boley compound slide rest assembly - or a very close copy. Unusually long for a Geneva-type lathe, the headstock took 8 mm drawbar-held collets.
All examples so far discovered have been fitted to a wooden base (in mahogany?) with a small storage compartment at the back and the collets exposed in rows along the front and right-hand sides.
Little information survives about this make of lathe and should you own one, the writer would be interested to hear from you..