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      Nordan Watchmakers' Lathe
      Other watchmakers' Lathes

      Manufactured during the 1940s and 1950s by the Nordan Company of 32 Blegdamsvey, Copenhagen, Denmark, the Nordan watchmaker's lathe is one of the more elusive makes and seldom found.  Of typical "Geneva" pattern (as distinct from the heavier American Webster Whitcombe (WW) type) and instantly recognisable by its round bed with a flat machined along the back face (though sometimes, as on the English BTM, this was along the top). Support was nearly always by a single foot at the headstock end, this being secured by two screws. Looking very Lorch-like, and offered by a number of makers, the Geneva type could be had with either 6 mm or 8 mm collets - the latter being by far the more preferable - and were intended for light, very high-precision work.
      Running in bronze bearings, the spindle of the Nordan took draw-in, 8 mm collets, secured by a drawtube, and carried a 3-step pulley for drive by a 4 mm round belt.  Two tailstocks were provided: a simple push type and a heavier, lever-action version that took the same collets as the headstock. As was common amongst makers of this class of machine, the Nordan could by purchased as either a stand-along machine (when its use would have been severely restricted) or as a much more useful boxed kit, the example shown below having a fine compound slide rest with a top slide having two T-slots and a travel of 40 mm together with a cross slide that could move right over its micrometer dial to give a travel of 50 mm. Also in the box were 24 wire collets; 10 cone collets; 3 wax chucks; carrier chuck, a flip-up tool rest with wide and narrow Ts; filing rest; a 3-jaw ring-scroll 3-jaw chuck; an indexing arm to engage with the circle of holes drilled into the face of the headstock pulley; grinding wheel arbor; other collet-mount arbors,  14 sinking tools  and other small parts. Two accessories not normally found with a lathe of this class were also offered: a plain milling slide and another with a built-on high-speed spindle milling and grinding spindle run from a separate motor.
      With chrome-plated handles and polished steel  parts the Nordan was finished in a rather fetching black crackle paint, a coating used until the late 1950s to indicate mechanical items of better-than-usual quality.

      Vertical slide with integral high-speed milling and grinding spindle. Note the separate drive motor

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      Nordan Watchmakers' Lathe
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