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Heivil lathes were marketed at one time in the UK under the brand name “Etsco”. During the 1930s, and possibly during the next decade as well, Percy Martin of Leicester offered both a plain-turning precision bench lathe for toolroom use and a much larger screwcutting version, the up-to-date 10-inch “High Precision Heavy Duty Tool Room Lathe” – a lathe was was available in between centres’ capacities of 40, 60, 80, 100 and 120 inches. A choice was offered of either a cone-pulley drive by flat belt (Model CPD) or as one of two types of all-geared head

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