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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpini View Post
    one more real life picture (fixing the driving band):
    Note the lake of hydraulic oil beneath the tool! There was no Environment Agency or HSE to oversee conditions in those days.
    Considering the size of the cylinders, it probably functioned under a lower pressure than one might think.
    Thanks to all for these wonderful pictures!!!!!!
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    Would Otherwise Be Just A Brawl"

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimG View Post
    Possibly the big brother of the lathe in the advertisement. Picture from the Bethlehem Steel Co: lathe for turning steel ingots for gun barrels. It has the same sweet little motor and the Citroen gears:
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    Interesting to see that prior to manufacturing ammunition on a large scale you need a completely different industry with tens of thousends of jobs producing the machines needed for ammunition production.

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    Makes you wonder what happened to all the machinery, lathes, pillar drills, etc, after the end of the great war. Scrapped or sold off to other countries looking to boost their military output? Possibly adapted to produce non military components? Truly wonderful machines.
    If only one could travel back in time. With a huge crane and a big lorry.

    And a more tolerant wife...

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