capstan lathe


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capstan lathe

n
(Tools) a lathe for repetitive work, having a rotatable turret resembling a capstan to hold tools for successive operations. Also called: turret lathe
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On the picture below, you can see Marian pictured with her friend, when they both worked as Capstan Lathe Operators in the English Electric.
I don't care how dedicated you are, you are not going to compete against a 5-axis machining centre with a capstan lathe and a file.
Steps lead to a box saying just capstan lathe operator in one and in the other a small object with what looks like a hologram of someone's face in it sits on top of four Bibles which are themselves on a draped podium, as if in a position of importance.