Unknown Lathes No. 58
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Resident in Australia, this simple 4.5" x 16" non-backgeared but screwcutting lathe was obviously built for amateur use. Dating from the 1920s, it has the usual economical construction with a single, T-slotted swivelling toolslide pivoting on a T-slotted boring table simple spilt headstock bearings (supporting a spindle with a good-sized hole) and a flat-topped bed with 60° edges. However (and rather unusually), the apron was heavily built and held reduction gearing between the carriage handwheel and bed-mounted rack - together with proper clasp nuts for the leadscrew.