Malcolm Mellows With the Holbrook Lathe
Alfred Mellows’ son, Malcolm looks over the details of his father’s miniature masterpiece.
Lathe Carrying Case
Alfred also built a sturdy transportation case to protect his miniature lathe when traveling to shows.
Holbrook Lathe Controls
Another look at Alfred’s miniature shop cabinet, housing the electrical controls for the lathe.
Holbrook Lathe Diagram
An electrical diagram shows the circuits for the scale Holbrook lathe.
Silver Medal for the Holbrook Lathe
In 2000, Alfred’s lathe was nearly completed, and won a silver medal at the Model Engineer Exhibition. Even in its unfinished state, the lathe only narrowly lost out to first place due to a minor technicality.
Holbrook Co. Document
This photo shows Mr. Mellows’ original indenture agreement with the Holbrook Tool Company from 1939. It’s an interesting document, reflecting a different era of employment.
Mechanical Engineering Award
Alfred received this silver plated beer tankard award from a local college for helping and advising students in his retirement. The inscription reads: Havering College, Mechanical Engineering Award, Alfred Mellows, 1991-92.