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No. 4 1/2 Velocipede Screw-Cutting Lathe

This lathe we have recently put on the market to meet the demand for a screw-cutting lathe somewhat smaller and lower priced than our "5" lathe. It is a back-geared, screw-cutting lathe. It feeds right or left and cuts screws right or left, without change of gearing. The carriage is adjustable for taper boring or ball turning. It is thoroughly gibbed for taking up wear.

The tail stock has side movement to adjust centers for turning tapers. The head stock has hollow spindles for rods up to 3/8 inch. All the gearing is cut from solid metal. All parts are made of steel where this would best serve the purpose.

It will cut all ordinary threads from 5 to 48, and miscellaneous threads up to 154. It swings 9 inches, and takes 25 inches between carriers. It swings 4 3/4 inches over tool carriage.

The small pulley on cone is 2 1/2 inches; the large pulley is 4 1/2 inches. It has three speeds, and is suitably arranged for heavy or light work in turning or polishing. The lathe weighs 255 pounds, and, boxed, ready for shipment, 325 pounds. The price is $70.

The larger No. 5 screw-cutting lathe costs $100 and weighs 365 pounds. It can be ordered with an extra length bed for $12 additional.

From the 1885 catalog of W.F. & John Barnes Co., Rockford, Il.

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