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Traub Bench Precision Lathe


Seldom found, this German-made Traub "bench precision" lathe is unusual in having a twin-bar bed instead of the more usual flat-topped, bevelled-edge type seen on this class of machine. Only the Swiss-made Lesto (also listed as the Scinta, Cintra and Blasi)  comes to mind as being similar, though it could be argued that this machine does not fall into the same class high-precision class.
Shown as "toolmaker" type, with a screw-feed compound slide assembly, unfortunately it is not known if the makers offered a range of accessories that would have allowed the Traub to perform in the other two roles common to this type: second-operation and production capstan. Nor is it known if the makers listed the usual wide range of parts to extend the this type of lathe's versatility - commonly a large set of collets in both draw-tube and lever-operated types, dividing attachments, hardened steel faceplate with tapped holes, high-speed grinding and milling heads for use in the toolpost, hand T-rests, a screwcutting attachment to drive the  top slide, alternative toolposts, milling slides and steadies, etc.
Famous for their production lathes of the "Swiss Auto" type, little is known of Traub's other models and, should  any reader be able to provide further information, the writer would be interested to hear from you.


Traub Bench Precision Lathe
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