A locomotive engraver? Yes, really. This machine came out of the EMD locomotive parts plant in Illinois, A friend of mine who knows trains much better than I do has deduced from the unusual pattern wheel on it that it was used to engrave the markings on EMD locomotive throttles. It bears no model designation, but is probably a modified New Hermes Engravograph model ITX. It is serial number 60,733.
Acquired June 2011 by Rollande Krandall for Singing Lemur Jewelry. (I just get to play with it, or work on it when I'm helping out with the jewelry business.)
This appears to be part no. 58045. The current New Hermes catalog lists the style TX Rotating Cutter Spindle as p/n 58-645 (and no other spindle with a "58-" prefix). I presume, therefore, that this is either an earlier version of or a variant upon the style TX spindle.
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