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Definition: Blanchard lathe
(l[=a][th]), n. [OE. lathe a granary; akin to G.
lade a chest, Icel. hla[eth]a a storehouse, barn; but cf.
also Icel. l["o][eth] a smith's lathe. Senses 2 and 3 are
perh. of the same origin as lathe a granary, the original
meaning being, a frame to hold something. If so, the word is
from an older form of E. lade to load. See Lade
1. A granary; a barn. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
2. (Mach.) A machine for turning, that is, for shaping
articles of wood, metal, or other material, by causing
them to revolve while acted upon by a cutting tool.
3. The movable swing frame of a loom, carrying the reed for
separating the warp threads and beating up the weft; --
called also lay
, a lathe for turning irregular forms after
a given pattern, as lasts, gunstocks, and the like.
, or Speed lathe
, a small lathe which, from
its high speed, is adapted for drilling; a hand lathe.
, a turning lathe in which the cutting tool has
an automatic feed; -- used chiefly for turning and boring
metals, cutting screws, etc.
, a lathe which is driven by a treadle worked by
. See under Geometric
, a lathe operated by hand; a power turning lathe
without an automatic feed for the tool.
, an engine lathe.
, a small lathe worked by one hand, while the
cutting tool is held in the other.
Blanchard lathe \Blan"chard lathe\
[After Thomas Blanchard,
American inventor.] (Mach.)
A kind of wood-turning lathe for making noncircular and
irregular forms, as felloes, gun stocks, lasts, spokes, etc.,
after a given pattern. The pattern and work rotate on
parallel spindles in the same direction with the same speed,
and the work is shaped by a rapidly rotating cutter whose
position is varied by the pattern acting as a cam upon a
follower wheel traversing slowly along the pattern.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]