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    Posted 8 years ago

    rniederman
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    This is a recent acquisition of a CDV depicting some type of factory equipment. The rear of the card has a terrific graphic of the photographer’s studio: W.A. Webster [William Alexander] of Waltham, Mass.

    According to the Waltham Historical Society, Webster had access to the American Waltham Watch Factory in the 1890s. Many of Webster’s images were taken in 1893 showing the inside of the Waltham factory - hence my belief that the pictured equipment was used for watch making.

    I contacted the Waltham Historical Society to see if they can provide additional details. Maybe someone can identify the equipment.

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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 8 years ago
      This appears to be a tail-stock for a very small lathe. The reason for the system behind that will keep me awake tonite. Maybe tomorrow with a Corona free mind!
    2. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, blunderbuss2! I noticed the base is recessed to probably allow the thing to sit on a rail or similar. I look forward to your opinion.
    3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 8 years ago
      That's what I'm thinking, like the "rails" of a lathe. What I don't understand, is that a spindle doesn't drive anything, but just spins. But, the works behind the spindle is what has me stumped. Something has to turn something. Now, how?
    4. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, aghcollect!
    5. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, valentino97!
    6. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, ho2cultcha!
    7. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
      beautiful Rob!!! love this!!
    8. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, Manikin!
    9. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, geo26e!
    10. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, David!
    11. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, vetraio50!
    12. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, Sean!
    13. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, shareurpassion!
    14. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, fortapache!
    15. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 8 years ago
      Sorry, but I'm at a total loss.
    16. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
      your very welcome Rob!!
    17. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      blunderbuss2 ... thanks for taking time to look this over.
    18. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, AmberRose!
    19. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, tom61375!
    20. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, Manikin!

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