The length of a music single was determined by the weight-driven pulley system on a 1920's recording machine called the Scully Lathe. The pulley allowed approximately three and a half minutes to record before a 100lb weight hit the floor, thus determining the length of a single to this day. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
As the printing press launched an intellectual revolution, the machine lathe launched the industrial revolution youtu.be/djB9oK6pkbA
The lathe existed since 1,300 BC en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lat…
The surname 'Turner' refers to the practice of turning a lathe against metal, bone, or wooden materials in order to craft a desired object. ancestry.ca/name-origin?s…
The heaviest item to currently qualify for Amazon Prime free 2-day shipping is an 8,514 pound lathe! consumerist.com/2014/01/0…
The title of "Labor Hero" was awarded to lathe number 26 at Pyongyang Textile Machine Factory kcna.co.jp/item/2012/2012…
The title of Ursula LeGuin's "The Lathe of Heaven" was a mistranslation of an ancient Chinese quotation; they didn't have lathes in China at the time it was said en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
It's possible to make a cowboy hat out of wood by using a lathe youtube.com/watch?v=u68R5…
During the Lath mar Holi festival in Barsana, India, men sing dirty songs to women and women beat them with sticks en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lat…
Drywall is called β€œDrywall” because before it, walls were made with plaster layers that were wet and took time to dry between layers. Drywall came in to the market as a faster and cleaner alternative to the β€œwet wall” process of plaster layers. activerain.com/blogsview/…
The small diamond pattern etched into flashlights, tool handles, barbells, etc. is called "knurling" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knu…
There are bootleg "records" Russians made pressing music onto discarded X-Rays called "Bone Music" core77.com/posts/27208/Mi…
The idiom 'didn't pan out' came from miners during the California gold rush, where it would literally mean gold wasn't found in the pan. english-for-students.com/…

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