from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A lathe in which the live head-stock mandrel is driven by steam, water, or other power, independently of the operator.
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Therefore it was that, at my own expense, I bought a power-lathe and other pieces of machinery; and, through the active efforts of Professor John L. Morris, my steadfast supporter in the whole matter, these were set up in our temporary wooden laboratory.
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