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Brymbo Lathe

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1857. Brymbo Boring Machine. Model A
1857. Brymbo Lathe. Model B

1857 In a legal case about proprietary designs of lathes it was stated that "model A had been used by Mr. Crossley's father at the works at Royton; it was used there for the purpose of turning pulleys and had been brougbt by him to the Brymbo Works, and at the Brymbo Works had been changed from its present shape into the shape assumed by the model B ..., and in that shape had been used at the Brymbo Works as a boring machine, cutting the outside of the pipe at one end, and by the reversed action of the cutter cutting the inside of the pipe at the other end, and called by almost all the witnesses a boring, or boring and turning machine"[1]

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  1. The Engineer 1857/07/10