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Swiss "Universal" and
"English Mandrel" Lathes - Page 2

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Of rather more complex design, with part-bronze-part-steel construction, this  Swiss Universal/English Mandrel lathe was driven by a gut rope arranged to turn through 90-degrees and wrap around a pulley from which the rotation was transmitted by a drive dog to the spindle. The unit has not been incorrectly assembled - being able to arrange the headstock to the right of the operator was a common facility on many watchmaker's lathes

An adjustable front spindle bearing and drive by catchplate and dog.




Detail of the spindle end (the point supported the end remote from the front bearing) with drive dog in place

A particularly neat execution of the triple-slide usually found on this type of lathe

The close fitting of bed and headstock displays hand craftsmanship of the highest order


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Swiss "Universal" and
"English Mandrel" Lathes - Page 2

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