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Alistair Hosie
08-18-2011, 05:46 PM
What a beauty wow.Alistair
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Antique-Holtzapffel-Ornamental-Turning-Lathe-1860s-/390335764447?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5ae1d317df

boslab
08-18-2011, 07:06 PM
there was a two volume set of repro holtz 'ornamental turning' at a local book fair for 2, i'm sorry i didnt buy it!, its still in print as it was apparently a local printer who donated the books as rejected [lions charity event]
the gentlemans hobby, even royalty were buying lathes!
regards
mark

Mcgyver
08-18-2011, 07:17 PM
Alistair, it has your name on it.....would good in a dark forrest livery with remaining hints of polished brass!

PTSideshow
08-18-2011, 07:42 PM
Here is were I got my copies of all four volumes!
http://www.astragalpress.com/book_index.htm#H

gwilson
08-18-2011, 07:57 PM
You could go broke buying the myriad of accessories for that lathe!

Unfortunately,the lathe and accessories are prettier than most of the stuff that was made with those lathes(unless you're really into Gothic.)

sasquatch
08-18-2011, 08:00 PM
Back a number of years ago, i think it was "Fine Woodworking mag" that had an article about this lathe, that a father and son had built a copy of. They had machined the parts etc for it.

topct
08-18-2011, 08:24 PM
That's quite a machine.

It would be very interesting to see it operating. These machines demonstrate the early concepts of the mechanization of production. Each single motion and the ability to repeat that motion........

The machine is worth the asking price. It is historically very important and I hope it finds a good home. And at that price I'm sure it will.