One of two lathes still in the Campbell Carriage Factory is shown in this image, powered via the belt & pulley system.

This is the smaller of two lathes still in their original positions within the carriage factory. (They are probably still there because each is built into the fabric of the building!) Used to turn spindles and yokes and any pieces needing to be round... they were also useful for the legs of chairs and beds, and rollers in looms, and other furnishings we find in the account books which testify to this being a factory for more than carriages. There were also "jigs" created for these two lathes that allowed them to aid in the production of their most frequent products: hubs and spokes.

Paul Bogaard
Leslie Van Patter, Adèle Hempel
19-20th Century
1998.1.6130
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