Internet Horology Club 185
The Church Automaic Facing And Recessing Machine

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March 14, 2005, 09:26
Frank J. Menez
The Church Automaic Facing And Recessing Machine
Many facing and turning operations were done on factory built bench lathes tooled up for a particular job each of which required an operator.
With the use of Churches's automatic lathe ,blanks are taken from a loading tube, placed in the chuck, cutting tool advances and does its work then retires. When the chuck opens the turned blank is ejected and a new one received and so on. The attendant, who can care for a number of machines, has for his principal work the sharpening and renewing of the cutting tools. This machine was patented in 1890.

George Collard

Frank Menez
Trustee CRMI
March 14, 2005, 09:57
Wayne C. Anderson
On display at the CRMI