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For those who are interesred in Horological machines, The Charles River Museum of Industry in Waltham Massachusetts has on display the following-
Charles Vander Woerd's Automitic Screw Machine
Marsh Auto Hairspring stud Pin Machine
Church Automatic Turret Lathe
Church Automatic Winding Bar Squaring Machine
Dial Printing Machine
The Church Automatic Facing and Recessing Machine
Church Upsetting Lathe-Patened 1892
Church Air Activated Crown Wheel Cutter
Rotary Pivot Polishing Machine
Church Multiple Plate
In addition there are several other horological machines in storage and will in the future be placed on display.
The museum also has a collection of Wheel Cutting Engines and numerous other tools
This is a photo of one of the machines at the CRMI, Waltham, MASS. The machine is mounted on an original Waltham factory workbench. Exit off of I95 to downtown Waltham.
Wayne, I have got to get up that way someday soon. I am amazed at the workings of these machines,as much as by their products.
Love those old tools. I have read THE WATCHMAKERS LATHE by Goodrich as well as DeCarle's excellent watch lathe book, all of which are highly recommended.
Given that I will not be able to go down and see it in person, I appriciate the above picture.
Is it only me, or in some strange way, is it sad to see the above machine by itself and not set up to make something?
I think that there was some discussion about getting the machines running. Here is another machine, which was removed from the Walltham Watch factory when it was closed.
Thanks for the picture. I can almost hear the leather belts moving on the overhead drive shaft pullys. Back in the days we made watches.
Is that a picture of a boring machine ,for plate work.
This ingenious machine was made to counterbore two in line holes on a part at the same time and always be perefectly concentric with each other. It was designed by Mr Church, and was identified as an "Upsetting Lathe" which was patened in 1892. This description was furnished by George Collard, who made up many of the machine descriptions at the CRMI.
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