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 Association of Australia Inc. 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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