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:
by WILLIAM GOYEN
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."
by LIENHARD, #980
INFO COMING SOON!
by NEUWEILER & ENGELSBERGER