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2 definitions found
 for Blanchard lathe
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  
  [1913 Webster]
  
     3. The movable swing frame of a loom, carrying the reed for
        separating the warp threads and beating up the weft; --
        called also lay and batten.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Blanchard lathe, a lathe for turning irregular forms after
        a given pattern, as lasts, gunstocks, and the like.
  
     Drill lathe, or Speed lathe, a small lathe which, from
        its high speed, is adapted for drilling; a hand lathe.
  
     Engine lathe, a turning lathe in which the cutting tool has
        an automatic feed; -- used chiefly for turning and boring
        metals, cutting screws, etc.
  
     Foot lathe, a lathe which is driven by a treadle worked by
        the foot.
  
     Geometric lathe. See under Geometric
  
     Hand lathe, a lathe operated by hand; a power turning lathe
        without an automatic feed for the tool.
  
     Slide lathe, an engine lathe.
  
     Throw lathe, a small lathe worked by one hand, while the
        cutting tool is held in the other.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Blanchard lathe \Blan"chard lathe\ [After Thomas Blanchard,
     American inventor.] (Mach.)
     A kind of wood-turning lathe for making noncircular and
     irregular forms, as felloes, gun stocks, lasts, spokes, etc.,
     after a given pattern. The pattern and work rotate on
     parallel spindles in the same direction with the same speed,
     and the work is shaped by a rapidly rotating cutter whose
     position is varied by the pattern acting as a cam upon a
     follower wheel traversing slowly along the pattern.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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