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1893"English Mechanic" Sept 1 No 1484 Article by J. Evans: "The von Pittler Lathe and Automatic Tool" created considerable interest. The turret lathe version was described in the first catalogue (of 1895) as: "" .
Pittler advertising literature of the late 1800s claimed that the company's products were "universal lathes" and pointed out that the trapezoidal bed, with its saddle capable of being rotated round it, both by hand and, with the necessary accessories, under power, provided the basis for a machine tool capable of undertaking over 200 different discrete turning, milling and gear-cutting operations.Pittler lathes were made in Germany, at a factory in Actien Gesellschaft, Leipzig-Gohlis, and under Licence in England by Henry Milnes.The form and function of Pittler lathes were both unusual: they were immensely versatile machines and capable of being ingeniously adapted to solve many difficult machining operations.Sets up a small workshop for experimental work attached to his home in Gohlis, a suburb of Leipzig.
This largely experimental workshop is equipped with simple lathes, drilling, shaping and milling machines.His body was taken back to Germany by his son - reports say that German engineers raised a fund for this purpose and the grave can be found in the chapel cemetery at Leipztig Gohlis.