A Maudslay lathe, 1812-1820.
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A Maudslay lathe, with overhead gear, tool cabinet and one two jaw independent chuck; one eccentric chuck; 1 steady rest; 1 slide rest; one T rest; an attachment for cutting screw threads; and nine small chucks. A lathe is used for producing cylindrical metalwork. Henry Maudslay (1771-1831) was the English precision toolmaker and engineer who invented the metal lathe in 1797.