This 19th century hand-cranked watchmakers' lathe. Is known as a Burin Fixe (fixed tool).
It was used with the tool aligned more or less along the axis with only horizontal travel to machine watch plates that were positioned as required on the faceplate. As such it has become an extemely attractive ornament since this sort of work has been replaced by CNC machining. It would grace any mantelpiece, watchmakers' glazed cabinet or window. The wooden base is burr mahogany. However, as the lathe has a graver rest, to turn this beauty into a useful lathe for some simple silent graver work or screw end polishing, I have added a self-centering ER11 collet holder with a complete set of 13 collets from 1 mm to 7mm.Any minor runout is adjusted with the three faceplate clamps. This is intended for the person proficient in lathe alignment and use. Please ask for exact cost to your location. The item "A 19th century hand-cranked watchmakers' lathe known as a Burin Fixe" is in sale since Thursday, April 18, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Parts, Tools & Guides\Tools & Repair Kits". The seller is "swiss_mart" and is located in Enney. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Canada, Japan, Australia.