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Almost certainly impossible to discover who the maker was, this plain-turning lathe from circa 1850 to 1880 is absolutely typical of its time. The use of some castings in bronze points to a machine of better than average quality, but the identification problem is compounded by the fact that many other makers at the time - literally dozens of them - failed to put any identifying marks on their products. This may have been because they were factored or resold through larger agents who insisted on attaching their own badges. Many British, European and overseas agents, distributors and dealers would apply a fancy bronze plate - and it might carry one of those or evidence that one was screwed on.