Foot lathe John Smeaton
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Sectional elevation [top right as viewed] and profile view [top left] of a foot lathe for screw cutting, with details of parts provided below. The lathe comprises a wooden frame, a workbench, a horizontal axle and a spindle. The lathe is foot-powered by a treadle. In a scale of 1:6 inches per foot.
Thought to be the lathe that John Smeaton made for himself while living at Austhorpe.
Original drawing from Designs by the late John Smeaton made on various occasions in the course of his employment as a Civil Engineer from the year 175[?] to 179[?], Volume 4. Containing Designs for Bridges and Buildings. Collected and arranged by John Farey, 1821.
John Smeaton (1724-1792) was a British civil engineer, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1753.
John Farey (1766-1826) was a British geologist and surveyor, he worked on the published reports of John Smeaton’s work between 1809 and 1812.
- Image reference: RS-17816
- ©The Royal Society
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