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    For all those engineers out there, local firm Colchester Lathes - information film about how they were made.. sheer quality machines!
    Regards
    john9700


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    Watched this one the other day. Memories of the AWRE Apprentice School. We had Student, Triumph, and Chipmaster models. Happy days.

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    • #3
      Hi Phil
      Thanks for the reply, yes sweet memories from school days & apprenticeship for me too in the metalwork machine shops where there were mixes of Colchester’s & Boxford (I think), Meddings & Fobco’s.. all the usual quality gear. What a treat it’d be to turn back the clock of time?
      KR
      john9700

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      • #4
        Aside from Colchester, we had Jones and Shipman surface grinders, Alcock & Shipley Mills, Archdale shapers. These were all imperial. We had some metric machines as well . The tool kit we made in the first year was ours for a mere 17/6.........still got it, still in use.

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        • #5
          I live in Heckmondwike, so obviously mine's a Harrison- never had a formal lesson in how to use it, but seem to get by.

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          • #6
            Wow, just watched this,brilliant,I've taken my 'Chipmaster' for granted.
            Still using mine,and the boxes (at 24.45 in green and white).
            British engineering at its best.
            Boycott C---a.

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