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Colchester Lathe Co

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1909. 8.5 inch gap lathe.
1910. Small all-geared head lathe.
1914. Colchester lathe (I. Cohen was an agent) at the Museum of Power.
1914. Colchester lathe (I. Cohen was an agent) at the Museum of Power.
1915. Shell Lathe.
1915. Hexagon Turret Lathe For Shell Boring.
Bantam Lathe Detail.
Bantam Lathe Detail.
Bantam Lathe without the foot treadle.
1966. Turning section in new training centre of the company.
February 2018.

Lathe makers of Colchester.

1887 Colchester Lathe Company first established by John Ephrain Cohen[1] John Ernest Cohen, uncle of Cyril M. Cohen.

1908 Gold medal at the 1908 Franco-British Exhibition[2]

1949 Death of "Jack" Cohen (John Ernest Cohen, founder of the company)[3] [4]

1954 Acquired by George Cohen, Sons and Co including the company's interest in F. Burnerd and Co[5]

1968 details of the Triumph 2000 model. The company is currently building 150 lathes a week at their 45,000 sq. ft. facility

1968 Queen's Award to Industry for Export Achievement

1968 Triumph 2000 automatic lathe

Now Colchester-Harrison. Originally of Colchester, now part of the 600 Group

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Colchester-Harrison Lathes website: History page
  2. The Times, Oct 15, 1908
  3. The Times, Jul 12, 1949
  4. The Times, Sep 30, 1954
  5. The Times, Sep 30, 1954