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Castle Bromwich Aeroplane Factory. Machine shop occupying a section of “D” Block.

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Castle Bromwich Aeroplane Factory. Machine shop occupying a section of “D” Block.

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By Dave Davies  |  2016-04-05 at 18:23  |  permalink

I am the proud owner of one of these Capstan lathes from the original machine shop at Castle Bromwich. It is a belt driven Herbert no. 2s and after its purchase from the Castle Bromwich factory it was used by a small Engineering Company in Perry Bar until I purchased it around 2003 as the company was closing due to the owners retirement. What a beautiful machine it is but I never did get to find out what components it turned out !

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