(on a lathe) a pulley consisting of a conelike arrangement of graduated, concentric pulleys for driving the headstock at different speeds.
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The cone-pulley can be connected directly with the spindle or be disengaged from it by means of bolt m.
This grinder is held in the lathe toolpost and is driven by a wheel A that is held in contact with the cone-pulley.