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updated 13/09/13

Antique Watchmaking Machinery

Antique machines always have had a certain attraction for me. This attraction is both aesthetic and with respect to usual quality of their workmanship. Both aspect are indeed related. Fifty or a hundred years ago many manufacturers took a certain pride in the finish and look of their products that is utterly unthinkable in the age of 'shareholder value'.

Just look at those old toolroom lathes and millers: beautifully ground and hand-scraped ways, polished steel, bronze and brass ... For the serious model engineer and ship modeller such old machines are often much better value than what is offered specifically for them on today's market.

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6 mm Lathe
8 mm WW Lathe
Milling Machines
Drills Shaping Machine
 

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Machine tools are nothing without their accessories. Below are links to a selection of attachments I made for the lathes and the milling machines.



Geared dividing head for the lathes Dividing attachment for the mills Tilting device for toolmaker's vice

Upright collet holder

Miniature steady rest
Micro fixed steady
Raising blocks for the
WW-lathe


Micro vice

Qick-change tool posts

Large boring head

Hand-held collet holder

Radius turning
tool

Micro boring head
Ring-light
for mill

 

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Below, I am adding various pictures from a 1912 Wolf, Jahn & Co., from a 1930s(?) Lorch, Schmidt & Co., antique Boley and other catalogues. In no way, however, I shall attempt to compete with Tony Griffith's excellent Web-site: www.lathes.co.uk.
A very comprehensive and nicely laid out site with both, antique catalogues and pictures is that of another Lorch-'addict': Steffen Pahlow.

Universal milling machines from an original copy of a 1912 Wolf, Jahn & Co. catalogue

These milling machines were built around the headstocks (simple or backgeared) of the equivalent lathes.

Model 'DD' No. A
(No. B is backgeared), table 350 x 120 mm, spindle bored for 15 mm collets, net weight 80 Kg
Model 'DD' No. C
backgeared, automatic x-table feed, table 350 x 120 mm, spindle bored for 15 mm collets, net weight 100 Kg
Model 'DD' No. E
(includes angle plate to convert it into vertical miller), backgeared, automatic x-table feed, table 350 x 120 mm, spindle bored for 15 mm collets, net weight 110 Kg
Model 'G' No. 1
backgeared, automatic x-table feed, table 600 x 180 mm, spindle bored for 15 mm collets, net weight 340 Kg
Model 'G' No. 2
backgeared, automatic x-table feed, table 600 x 180 mm, spindle bored for 15 mm collets, net weight 350 Kg


Horological Milling Machines from 1910ish and 1930ish Boley catalogues

All these machines take 8 mm WW collets

Model 80 (c. 1910)

Model 80 (c. 1930)

Model 80a (c. 1930)

Model 81 (c. 1910)

Model 81b (c. 1910)

Universal miller (c. 1910)
with integrated divinding head


More Small Milling Machines

Small miller from a beautifully made pre-WW I catalogue of the Berlin firm F.A. Deichen

Small (table was 220 mm x 80 mm) bench miller made by Köpings Mekaniska Verkstad AB in Sweden. From a c. 1910 SVEA catalogue



Images of horological and other small machine tools in the Musée des Arts et Métiers in Paris









Hand-operated gear-shaper
18th century
Hand-operated gear-shaper
18th century
Dividing machine
Pierre Fardoil, c. 1715
File cutting machine
Pierre Fardoil, c. 1700
File cutting machine
Pierre Fardoil, c. 1700











Lathe for cutting fusee cones
18th century
Gear-hobbing machine
Théodore Olivier, c. 1840

Vertical shaping or slotting machine
Model, c. 1840

Slot-milling machine by Sharp & Stewart, USA,
model exhibited at the Exposition Universelle 1862


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Tools wanted

Of course, a workshop is never complete. I am still on the look-out for certain machines and accessories. If you have any of the below and want to dispose of them, I would be glad to hear from you (webmaster at wefalck dot eu):

Set of 8 mm and 6 mm wheel arbors

Collet-holding tailstock for LS&Co. or
WJ&Co. 8 mm WW-bed lathe (they are
listed in the catalogues without picture)

90 deg tailstock / fixed steady
for a D-bed lathe (no. 58e)

Lorch grinding and polishing spindle (no. 31c)
no pic
Lorch 8 mm arbor no. 44a for 4-jaw chuck    


Contact:
webmaster at wefalck dot eu

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