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Watchmakers' Lathes

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Boley WW Type lathe from the 1920s
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The much lighter "Geneva" pattern Boley with a flat-topped bar bed
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A Boley watchmakers' lathe with triangular bid circa 1865
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Not a design that caught on: the unusual Boley with a semi-circular base to the bed and a triangulated top.
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An English-made BTM "Geneva" pattern watchmakers' lathe (note the bar-like bed with, in this case, a flat at the back) complete in its maker's fitted wooden box with a range of useful accessories. The item top left in the box is that most valuable of extras - a compound rest, used to hold a cutting tool manipulated under the control of screw-feed slides.

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Boley Lathe No. 1b. A "WW" pattern lathe of a heavier pattern, admitting 230 mm between centres, and with feet at both end of the bed. On this model the compound slide was fitted as part of the standard equipment.