from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The upper or main part of the framework of a lathe, on which rest the head- and tail-stock and the tool-carriage.


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  • A much readier method, and one, in general, good enough for most purposes, is to put a candle on the end of the lathe-bed where the back centre generally is, and observe the images of the flame by reflection from both the lens surfaces.

    On Laboratory Arts

  • By an ingenious adaptation of the apparatus, which will also be found described in the Society of Arts paper, the planing machine might be fitted with a lathe-bed, either to hold two centres, or a head with a suitable mandrill.

    Industrial Biography


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