8 Inch Tool Maker's Precision Lathe #152



At serial number 152, this 8-Inch Toolmaker's Precision Lathe is the earliest lathe in the registry.  Photos of it were emailed to me by a fellow who was considering purchasing it.  It has been modified with a stepped vee belt headstock pulley and what appears to be a South Bend countershaft.  



The change gear chart on this lathe reads, "Walter H. Wade, Boston, Mass., U.S.A."  This lathe is the machine Walter Wade's company  was already manufacturing when he bought his share of the American Watch Tool Company and moved from Boston to Waltham in 1919.