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Unknown Lathe No. 121

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With its ornate yet slender standards (legs), treadle crankshaft carried in bolt-on plain bearings and very light build, this lathe could have been made as early as 840 to 1860. Fitted with backgeared, the lathe is unusual in having - instead of a round leather belt running over multi-step V-pulleys - a very wide flat belt and a single pulley. However, the inclusion of a slow-speed backgear and a compound, screw-feed tool rest, suggests that this was a lathe intended for heaver use - or even for employment in simple production processes.