Treadle lathe, made by Henry Maudslay, c 1812-1820.

Treadle lathe, made by Henry Maudslay, c 1812-1820.
2 9 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

Used for producing cylindrical metalwork, this was of the type invented by Henry Maudslay (1771-1831) the English precision toolmaker and engineer. In 1797 Maudslay was employed by the lock-maker Joseph Bramah (1749-1814) for the construction of tools to use for the large-scale production of his locks.

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