We think you will find this riveting!
This is a vintage T.T. RH18 cast iron pedestal spin riveting machine, manufactured by TMT Turner Machine Tools Ltd Birmingham. These machines were used both pre and post-war by toy manufacturing companies like Dinky, Corgi and of course Budgie, for assembling their products. This is one of our two machines that we still use during the manufacturing process, and has recently been meticulously restored to its original condition by master craftsman Clive Brooks. It still uses its original leather belt, drives, and flexible wooden elves, with the only modern concession being a new single phase motor! There are videos of it, in action, on our YouTube channel.