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cone pulley

(on a lathe) a pulley consisting of a conelike arrangement of graduated, concentric pulleys for driving the headstock at different speeds. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The cone-pulley can be connected directly with the spindle or be disengaged from it by means of bolt m.

    Turning and Boring Franklin D. Jones
  • This grinder is held in the lathe toolpost and is driven by a wheel A that is held in contact with the cone-pulley.

    Turning and Boring Franklin D. Jones

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