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What is this for? Cased set of 48 different sized pulleys?

m33eow

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Hi folks,
I'm hoping someone might be able to help me identify this. I'm working my way through my late husbands workshop and he had a number of horological tools, but I've no idea what this is / what it's for.
My best guess is it's some sort of an attachment for a lathe? There's a wooden box with a set of 48 graduated, what look like, brass pulleys on steel shafts. I can't see any manafacturers names anywhere, but each of the units is stamped consecutively on the top from 1 to 48.
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Any thoughts gratefully recieved!
very many thanks
Anne

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gmorse

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Hi Anne,

This is a set of turning arbors, designed for use between dead centres in a lathe. Wheels or other circular parts which can't otherwise be held securely in a normal watchmaker's lathe are fitted friction tight on the appropriate sized steel arbor, all of which are slightly tapered, and can then be rotated with a bow on the pulley.

Regards,

Graham
 

m33eow

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Thank you very much Graham, very much appreciated!

very best wishes
Anne
 

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