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From: Lukin, J., ed. Turning Lathes. Fourth Edition. (Colchester, UK: Britannia Company, 1894): 65. Scanned by the author from the original.

This illustration shows a simple lathe slide rest, one of the basic tool components of the industrial revolution. The slide rest shown is an early form designed to be applied to the bed of a lathe. Modern lathes more commonly integrate the slide rest with the bed of the lathe.

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