Day No.16 – Pantograph Machines

There are a number of beautiful Pantograph engraving machines in the workshop. While working today, I moved some flat aluminum stock that was sitting on top of the Leinhard engraving machine. Underneath I found this:

The Harmon Bros.

The Harmon Bros.

 

Lienhard Pantograph engraving machine

Lienhard Pantograph engraving machine

 

I wonder if Dennis had it set up to engrave a sign…

The other engraving machines aren’t as heavy as the Lienhard, although this little one below seems very versatile, allowing you to suspend objects in the vice while engraving.

The manual claims you could engrave a curved silver vase!

 

Versatile Pantograph machine

Versatile Pantograph machine

 

The manual

The manual

 

A page from the manual

A page from the manual

 

This last Pantograph machine is the most primitive, but for me the most intriguing. I saw pieces of what looks like another in the basement.

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