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Manufactured/Badged by:
Wm. L. Chase & Co.
New York, NY

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Lathe, Wood
Machine Size: 8 inch swing - turns 22 in long
Submitted By: Ed Hobbs
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: Eagle Lathe No 1
Date of Manufacturer: ca 1875
Serial Number: n/a
Last Updated 3/13/2017 1:36:46 PM

Comments:
This is a yet to be restored but complete Eagle #1 foot powered treadle lathe. An 1877 Chase catalog says it uses a "V" shaped belt that they call Underhill's Patent. (A quick search turns up a mention of a belt design by a Charles Underhill of Tolland CT but nothing in a Google patent search.) Lathes made by Chase had very decorative legs with a distinctive fleur-de-lis design in the middle. Often, they had an eagle cast in the bed but no other markings. An option from Chase was for the shelf and brackets shown at the rear of the bed. This lathe was highly decorated at one time but only some parts of the pin striping are left on the bed and flywheel. A second Chase lathe plus some pictures that I have should provide enough detail to have the lathe decorated after it has been repainted black. When the restore is complete, will add more pictures.

Photo 1:

Comments: Complete Eagle #1 Foot Powered Lathe
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Photo 2:

Comments: Some of the decoration that remains
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Photo 3:

Comments: Close up of the eagle at the right end of the bed
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