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    Quote Originally Posted by johnoder View Post
    I have heard that it refers to a lathe for working on engines. BS. In reading thru Rose's 1901 Modern Machine Shop Practice, it is plain that to them, a little over a hundred years ago, it meant that the lathe had enough "engine" to it to be "self acting", or power fed as we would say.

    John
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    Engine lathe, also called manual lathe, conventional lathe, compared with cnc lathe.


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