You know how sometimes you hit upon something to good to be true.
A couple of weeks ago, we stumbled upon a fully operational Graziano turning lathe.
Lo and behold, the beast was actually used in its day to make old type paper in oil caps and inductors. Needless to say, we immediately struck a deal to bring it home.
Picture of it being loaded into the workshop:
The price of such a Graziano was 1048 £ in the 50's. A not unremarkable sum.