What is the WW collet abreviation mean

I hear this a lot, and I have no idea what this means. The WW in ww
collets...thanks for the help....
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PeterM
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Webster Whitcombe.
The surnames of the two guys credited with developing the standard design for the WW pattern lathes and collets.
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Cheers Trevor Jones
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Trevor Jones
Dear Trevor..... WOW.......I had no idea about the history of the term....many thanks for that link and the explanation.....I appreciate you a lot.......Peter
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PeterM
What Peter said. Second that ! Thanx Trevor for the very informative information re. watchmaker's lathes.
Bob Swinney
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Robert Swinney
Di Nada, guys!
I didn't put the info up on the web, just pointed it out on one of my favorite websites! :-)
If you are interested in the watchmakers lathes, a copy of Practical Benchwork for Horologists, by Levin, is a good one to get. The Watchmakers Lathe, by DeCarle, has a breakdown of the differences between many of the reasonably available watchmakers lathes, as well as some info on their use.
Both really good books.
Cheers Trevor Jones
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Trevor Jones
Thank you so much for the news about the two smart fellows Webster Whitcomb. The URL was fantastic also....I appreciate you a lot...........Peter
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PeterM

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