Holtzapffel & Company Ornamental Turning Lathe No. 2089 and Accessories, 64 Charing Cross, London, 1868, mahogany bench with six drawers mounted below, each fitted with components, marked on the front of the headstock and top of cross slide Holtzapffel & Co./ 64 Charing Cross/2089, six speed spindle, dividing heads mounted to the headstock include a simple 1-72 index and a complex 0-360 division plate, universal headstock, tailstock and cross slide all mounted to the 38-inch steel bed, overhead spindle, treadle and flywheel, together with a boxed "Atkinson Reciprocator", Atkinson calipers and other tools, (lathe and components in restored condition, brass cleaned and iron repainted), bench, wd. 43, dp. 22, ht. 39 in.
Note: Provenance with the lathe includes every owner, the first being George Clayton Atkinson, Esq., 1868, inventor of the ornamental turning accessory, "Atkinson's Reciprocator"; the most recent, and fifth owner of record being Donald Wing of Marion, Massachusetts, the Wing Estate being the present consignor. Provenance material will accompany the lot.
Some components and mahogany frame show slight moisture imperfections, many components marked by Holtzapffel, others unmarked, treadle action smooth and as designed.
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