Turning wood, 1754.
3 5 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 27cm

Turning wood, 1754.

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Engraved plate, taken from the 'New and Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences - Supplement' by John Barrow, (London, 1754). The plate shows a craftsman turning wood using a foot-powered treadle lathe. The tools in the workshop are mounted on the walls.

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