Ornamental Turning Engines

These are the machines we use to shape and embellish our vessels. 

 

Each is equipped with interchangeable components designed to insure that nearly endless variations of patterned ornamentation can be created. 

 

Information on the craft of Ornamental Turning and machinery can be found here:

www.ornamentalturners.com 

www.the-sot.com

ORNAMENTAL   LATHE   

by  WILLIAM GOYEN

ca. 1875

 

Information about the Ornamental Lathe maker William Goyen can be found at www.lathes.co.uk  including this:

"Mr. Goyen (1814 - 1898) is believed to have been a Cornishman who went to work in South America as a railway engineer and returned, in his mid-fifties, to the UK.

 

Having settled at 77 Park Place, Newton Abbot, in Devon, he began to manufacture very high-class and extremely expensive ornamental lathes - of which around twelve survivors are known.

 

Each lathe so far discovered is slightly different to the others (with some incorporating more complicated mechanisms) but all clearly reflecting a definite sense of the man and his obsession with quality of construction and fine finish." 

ROSE  ENGINE   

by  LIENHARD, #980

ca. 1915

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STRAIGHTLINE  ENGINE 

by  NEUWEILER  &  ENGELSBERGER

ca. 1954

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