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This automatic turret lathe, photographed inside the factory shop was manufactured in 20″ and 30″ sizes. Produced by 1920, promotional material for the Gisholt Machine Company states that “for duplication of machined castings and forgings in large quantities, the Gisholt Automatic Turret Lathe is even more rapid than the hand operated machine, and its assembly of multiple cutting tools do their work more quickly and surely.” Generally one operator ran three or more machines, “reducing the cost for labor to a fraction of that required for hand operated machines.”


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