Clockmaker’s Lathe

60 Objects Caine Tool Collection

An important example of a nineteenth century hand tool, this horological lathe was used to turn metal when crafting the inside workings of a clock.


This lathe has been identified by members of the Hand Tool Preservation Society as being one of the most important tools in the collection bequested by Thomas Caine. Caine was a skilled carpenter and joiner, whose collection represented ‘3 or 4 generations of craftsman’s work.’ * He spent his life acquiring hand-tools and amassed many rare and significant items until his death in 1969 .


  • National Trust of Australia (Victoria) Council Minutes Dec 6 1966

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