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G. E. Illingworth

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1876.
1880. From ‘The Engineer’ of 2nd January
Illingworth lathe on display at Taranaki Aviation Transport and Technology Museum. Unusually for a British lathe, a patent date (April 16 - 1875) is shown on the bed casting
a 15' Illingworth lathe (10" centre) circa 1880 model with interesting saddle rack feed at the back of the lathe.
a 15' Illingworth lathe (10" centre) circa 1880 model - view of the saddle, cross-slide and rack at the back of the lathe facing upwards which likely shows age.
a 15' Illingworth lathe (10" centre) circa 1880 model - view of the headstock.
a 15' Illingworth lathe (10" centre) circa 1900 model - a view of the back showing the rack drive system more clearly.
a 15' Illingworth lathe (10" centre) circa 1900 model - a view of the back showing the rack more clearly.


of Neville Foundry, Elland Road, Leeds

1872 'IMPORTANT TO THE LEATHER TRADE.- G. E. ILLINGWORTH, Neville street Foundry, Leeds, Manufacturer of Boot and Shoe Machinery, and the only maker of Dennell's Patent Sole Cutting Machine. The attention of the trade is particularly called to DENNELL'S PATENT KNIVES, which are of unrivalled excellence, possessing the peculiarity of being self sharpening. Knives and Cutters made from paper patterns to any design. Customers' patterns kept strictly private.' [1]

Dennell = James Dennell?

1875 Advertising as makers of centre lathes, at Neville Street Foundry[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. Leeds Mercury, 2 November 1872
  2. Public Ledger and Daily Advertiser - Saturday 26 June 1875