Wheel cutting engine, 1770s.

Wheel cutting engine, 1770s.
3 3 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm

Description

This wheel cutting engine is thought to have been made by John Smith in the 1770s. The engine was used to cut the teeth of wheels or pinions, and could have been used to divide the scales of instruments.

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