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      "Southwark" Capstan Lathe

      Little is known of Southwark lathes other than during the 1940s and early 1950s they offered the No.2 capstan lathe, a machine of conventional design and, based very closely upon it, the "Monkton High Production Sliding and Surfacing or Second Operation Lathe" (shown at the bottom of the page) . While the sole surviving known catalogue gives a number of interesting technical details,  the background to the Company remains a mystery. However, as the publicity literature puts both the "Southward" and "Monkton" names in parenthesis (a common ploy at the time to indicate a factored item) it's highly likely that this was not a manufacturer but an agent of dealer.





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