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Gisholt catalogue

Catalogue of the Gisholt manufactory, 23 x 29,5 cm. Cover from brown leather with embossed inscription, 136 pages. 4 chapters features technical black and white silver gelatin vintage photography of various types of turret lathes and single-spindle automatic-chucking lathes. (Small turret lathes / High production turret lathes / Heavy duty turret lathes / Simplimatic)Gisholt Machine Co. was founded in 1889 by John A.Johnson. He named it after his hometown in Norway. By 1889, in not earlier, they were making turret lathes. From 1900 to 1903, they built the first gas engines for the Fuller & Johnson Mfg, Co., which was also owned by John A. Johnson. A lathe can be used for various purposes including woodcutting, metal-cutting, watch-making and what not. The basic purpose of all these machines is to minimize human labour involved in the process and make it as much automated and refined as possible. Lathes which are used for metal cutting in industrial processes are normally required to produce products on a mass scale.