Heavy Duty Engine
About this objectA heavy duty lathe, made by Denham Engineering Co. Ltd. Halifax C.1949. It measures 7m long, 2m wide and 1.3m high. The bed is of cast iron, the spindle, hard crucible steel and the gear heads, heat treated nickel. The bed and engine case are blue, and the tailstock and carriage are yellow. The maker's plate is photoengraved on the headstock and reads: 'Denhams Engineering Co. Ltd. Holmfield, Halifax. We use and recommend for headstock gears and gear box Shell oil 81, obtainable from Shell Companies throughout the world'. The maker's name, 'DENHAM', is cast on the bed. The machine no. '9159', is photoengraved on the stock. There are also two plates fixed to the machine indicating spindle speeds and cutting thread table. This machine was used by the Central Electricity Board, to turn parts of pumps and turbines at Cliff Quay Power Station, Ipswich, Suffolk.
MakerDenham's Engineering Co Ltd
Place MadeEmpire Works, Holmfield, Halifax, Yorks.
Medium and MaterialsBed made of metal (cast iron), Spindle made of metal (hard crucible steel), Gear Heads made of metal (heat-treated nickel). Bed and engine plate coloured blue, tailstock and chrome steel carriage coloured yellow.
Inscription and MarksMaker's Plate: Photoengraved: Headstock: 'Denhams Engineering Co. Ltd. Holmfield, Halifax. We use and recommend for headstock gears and gear box Shell oil 81, obtainable from Shell Companies throughout the world'.
Machine Number: Photoengraved: Stock No. 9159
Maker's Name: Cast: Bed: DENHAM
The inscription is fixed to the machine with two plates giving spindle speeds, and cutting thread table.
MeasurementsMax Length: 7100mm
Copyright LicenceAttribution - Non-commercial (cc)