Model of copying lathe, scale 1:5

Made:
1889-1892 in France and Paris
maker:
Regnard Freres
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model of a copying lathe, scale 1:5
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model of a copying lathe, scale 1:5
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Model of a copying lathe, scale 1:5, by Regnard Freres, Paris

Producing copies of items in wood was a recurring theme in specialised nineteenth century machine tool design. Early machines by James Watt and Benjamin Cheverton working in a range of materials such as alabaster, plaster of paris and boxwood gave way to later machines intended for use mass-producing items from gunstocks in rifle manufacture (by the Ames Company of Massachusetts) to pieces of furniture (the machine by Jordan, for instance, inv. 1858-6).

Details

Category:
Hand and Machine Tools
Object Number:
1892-96
Materials:
metal, paint, steel and wood
type:
models (representations)
credit:
Freres, R.