Pinion Polisher

Tend lathes that polish leaves, pivots, or staffs of clock pinions.

What does a Pinion Polisher do?

Tends lathe that polishes leaves, pivots, or staffs of clock pinions: Clamps part in chuck of lathe. Starts lathe and swings tool rest into position. Forces slip of bell metal against rotating part to smooth surface. Repeats process, polishing part with slip of oilstone and buffing part with rouge to produce smooth, even surface. Examines part for surface defects, using loupe and tweezers. May be designated according to part polished as Pivot Polisher.