Heavy facing lathe, 1810.

Made:
1810 (earliest) in Charlestown

Lathe with faceplate, 8 feet in diameter, from the Charlestown Foundry, St. Austell, Cornwall

This lathe was used from 1845 until 1975 at the Charlestown Foundry, St Austell, Cornwall. It was built at a time when developments in engineering required larger, more strongly built machine tools than had previously existed. The lathe was best suited to machining large wheels, pistons, and similar shaped castings.

Details

Category:
Motive Power
Object Number:
1979-629
Materials:
brass, cast iron and wrought iron
type:
mandrel lathes
credit:
presented by English Clays Lovering Pochin & Co.