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1854-385 Rare Antique F A Hall Straight Line Engine Turning Machine for Ornamental Engraving/Guilloche

Inventory Number: 1854-385

Technical Specifications:

  • Maximum stroke: 6"
  • Entirely Hand Operated by Hand Wheel
  • Tool slide movement: approximately 6"
  • Cutter F to B movement 1.25
  • Vise Max opening 1.25
  • Overall size: 24" x 17" x 60" high
  • Estimated weight: 750 lbs.

Equipped With:

  • 1" Self-centering work holding
  • Radius type tool slide
  • Assorted pattern bars as photographed
  • Zippo Type Case engraver attachment
  • 1 " round ring / round engraver attachment

 

THE STRAIGHT LINE WE KNOW WAS MFG BY THE F. A. HALL COMPANY
CIRCA 1905
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS OF FACTORY,HERRICK BUILDING PROV.
1920'S
HISTORY:
ENGINE Turning Machines will continue to be built by the Kenloc Mfg. Co.. 36 Garnett Street, Providence, RI which has purchased the .fixtures, goodwill and trade name of the F. A. Hall Co., Inc., Providence, RI.

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GUILLOCHE ENGRAVING:
 

 
 

This next example, also from Matalene's shop, has another style and effect of the straight-line engine - this case made around 1916
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It has fine engine turning around the edge of the case, then a hand-engraved ornamental ring (vermicelli pattern?) and then some very fine and unusual straight-line engine work in the center. This case was made by H.W. Matalene, for Waltham, around 1912.
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An example dial piece showing straight-line guilloché.
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Examples of rose engine turning:

Guilloché

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