Colchester

Many Colchester manuals are listed below. However, pre-1946 there were no proper technical publications for Colchester lathes - but we can offer an interesting set of early Catalogues (listed below).

Manuals and Catalogues

Print code: 390H

COLCHESTER "PRECISION" 7-inch lathe. Rare geared-head Toolroom Colchester of the 1930s. Sales & Technical Specification Catalogue.

Print code: C389

C389 COLCHESTER LATHES - Factory Tour 1960s showing elements of the manufacturing process, assembly, etc. 22 pages.

Print code: C389X

Colchester Lathe Catalogues - late editions from the 1950s. Phone 01298-981633 for details. All 1930s to early 1950s are listed.

Print code: C390

Colchester Lathes - pre-1948 there were no proper manuals for pre-1948 Colchester lathes - but we can offer an interesting set of early Catalogues for the Bantam, Master, Triumph and Mascot from the late 1920s to early 1950s. These show all versions of the open flat-belt drive and geared-headstock types.

Print code: C390

COLCHESTER LATHES - A full set of very early Catalogues for the Bantam, Master, Triumph and Mascot from the late 1920s to early 1950s. These show both the open flat-belt drive and geared-headstock types. 40 pages.

Print code: C390A

Colchester Bantam 5-inch 1920s and 1930s Flat-belt Drive Model. Sales Catalogue.

Print code: C390A

C390A COLCHESTER BANTAM 5-inch 1920s and 1930s Flat-belt Drive Model. Sales & Technical Specification Catalogue. 4 pages. £12

Print code: C390B

COLCHESTER MASTER 6-inch 1920s and 1930s Flat-belt Drive Model. Sales & Technical Specification Catalogue.

Print code: C390C

Colchester Master 6-inch 1930s to mid-1940s Geared-head Model. 3 Sales & Technical Specification Catalogues showing the Changewheel and Screwcutting-gearbox versions. 12 pages.

Print code: C390E

COLCHESTER TRIUMPH 7-inch 1930s to mid-1940s Geared-head Model. 2 Sales & Technical Specification Catalogues showing the Changewheel and Screwcutting-gearbox versions. 8 pages.

Print code: C390FG

COLCHESTER MASCOT 8-inch 1920s and 1930s Flat-belt& Geared Head Lathes. Two. Sales & Technical Specification Catalogues. 8 pages

 

Print code: C390J

COLCHESTER MASTER 6.5-inch mid-1940s to early 1950s Geared-head Model. 2 Sales & Technical Specification Catalogues. 8 pages.

Print code: C390K

COLCHESTER TRIUMPH 7.5-inch mid-1940s to early 1950s Geared-head Model. Sales & Technical Specification Catalogue. 4 pages.

Print code: C390L

COLCHESTER MASCOT 8.5-inch mid-1940s to early 1950s Geared-head Model. Sales & Technical Specification Catalogue. 4 pages.

Print code: C490D

COLCHESTER TRIUMPH 7-inch 1920s and 1930s flat-belt drive model. Sales & Technical Specification catalogue. 4 pages.

Print code: MA51

Colchester-Ainjest High Speed Threading Attachment. Detailed Instruction Manual and Spares Parts Manual as Exploded Parts Diagrams. Covers all models as used on a variety of Colchester lathes.

Print code: MC200E

Clausing 15” lathes Models 6574, 6575, 6534, 6535, 6576, 6577, 6536, 6537 Operator's Instruction and Maintenance Manual with Parts as Exploded Component Diagrams. (these lathes were sold in the UK as the Colchester Triumph Mk.1 in the 1950s and 1960).

Print code: MC200F

Clausing 13-inch Lathe Models 8010, 8011, 8012, 8013. Instruction and Maintenance Manual and Exploded-diagrams Parts Manual. These lathes were sold in the UK as the Colchester Student and Master in Mk 1 and Mk. 2 versions. See: http://www.lathes.co.uk/colchester/page2.html

Print code: MC200G

Clausing 13” Models 8014, 8015, 8016, 8017. Instruction and Maintenance Manual and Parts Manual as Exploded Component Diagrams. This lathe was sold in the UK as the Colchester Master 2500.

Print code: MC200H

Clausing 8028 13-inch Vari-speed lathe: Instruction and Maintenance Manual and Illustrated Parts Manual as Exploded Component Diagrams. This lathe was sold in the UK as the Colchester Student 3100.

Print code: MC200K

Clausing 15-inch Lathe Models 8030, 8031, 8032, 8033 Instruction and Maintenance Manual and Exploded-diagrams Parts Manual. This lathe was sold in the UK as the Colchester Triumph 2000.

Print code: MC200L

Clausing Colchester 17-inch Lathe "Mammoth" Models 6582, 6542, 6594, 6583, 6554, 6543 Lathe - from the 1950s with a round-top headstock. Instruction and Maintenance Manual and Illustrated Spare Parts Manual. These lathes were sold in the UK as the "Mascot". Pictures of an example here.

Print code: MC200M

Clausing 17-inch (Models 8050, 8051, 8052, 8053, 8054, 8055) Instruction and Maintenance Manual and Parts as Exploded-component diagrams. These modern lathes were sold in the UK as the Colchester Mascot 1600.

Print code: MC200N

Clausing 21-inch (8100, 8111, 8112, 8118, 8114, 8115, 8116, 8119) Operator's Instruction and Maintenance Manual and Parts as Exploded-diagrams. These lathes were sold in the UK as the Colchester Mastiff 1400.

Print code: MC200P

Clausing 25” Lathe Models 8216, 8217, 8218, 8219 Operator's Instruction and Maintenance Manual and Parts as Exploded-diagrams (these lathes were sold in the UK as the Colchester Magnum).

Print code: MC210A

Clausing-Colchester Radial-arm Drill 8400 Series. Instruction and Parts Manual.

Print code: MC300

COLCHESTER Bantam Mk. 1 all-models - Instruction and Maintenance Manual and Illustrated Parts Manual as Exploded Diagrams, Electrical Diagrams, screwcutting and screwcutting conversion charts, a copy of the rare "Standard Accuracy Chart" and the maker's interesting Specification, Sales and Specification and Accessories Brochure. (Original Model with the two spindle-speed control levers on top of the headstock).Marked either 800 or 1600 rpm top speed. Perfect pictures and diagrams.

Print code: MC300A

Colchester Bantam "MK. 2" 800, 1600 and 2000 (also sold in the USA and Canada as the Clausing-Colchester 11) Combined manual for all three types as a 95-page Instruction and Maintenance Manual with screwcutting and screwcutting conversion charts and and an  Illustrated Parts Manual with exploded drawings and Electrical Diagrams. Includes complete translation of the text into French and German - and copies of the useful Specification, Sales and Specification and Accessories Brochures for each model. Perfect pictures and diagrams

Print code: MC300AC

Colchester-Clausing 11 (sold in the UK as the Bantam "MK. 2" 800, 1600 and 2000. Full 95-page Instruction and Maintenance Manual and Illustrated Parts Manual as exploded diagrams and Electrical Diagrams.. Includes complete translation of the text into French and German - and copies of the useful Specification, Sales and Specification and Accessories Brochures for each model. Perfect pictures and diagrams A picture of the lathe is here: http://www.lathes.co.uk/bantam/img2.gif

Print code: MC300B

Colchester "Colt" - a version of the Mk. 2 Bantam identifiable by a box on the top of the headstock holding the electrical switchgear and the use, on the screwcutting gearbox, of the 6-position joystick lever (as also employed on the original Mk. 1 Bantam). Instruction and Maintenance Manual and Illustrated Parts Manual as useful Exploded and Sectional Drawings together with Electrical Diagrams.. Includes a picture of the often damaged screwcutting charts that show all the all English, Metric and MOD pitches. English, French and German language sections.

Print code: MC300C

Colchester Bantam Mk. 3 series 2000 (actually a Harrison M250 Clone with round-knob headstock control). Instruction and Maintenance Manual and Illustrated Parts Manual as exploded diagrams and Electrical Diagrams. Includes French and German language sections. Includes a copy of the useful Specification, Sales and Specification and Accessories Brochure. Perfect pictures and diagrams

Print code: MC300VS

Colchester Bantam VS3500 Variable-speed Model. Instruction and Maintenance Manual and Illustrated Parts Manual as exploded diagrams and Electrical Diagrams. £35

Print code: MC306

Colchester Chipmaster. A comprehensive Data Pack with early and late editions of the Instruction and Maintenance Manual and both Parts Manuals as exploded component diagrams. Covers all models with Imperial or Metric gearboxes and including electrical, variator and drive differences. Contains a complete Instruction and Maintenance Manual and Parts Book for the special Kopp Variator Unit produced for the Chipmaster and a copy of the Chipmaster Sales, Accessories and Specification Catalogue. £40

Print code: MC308

Colchester Master Early Lathes (1930s to early 1950s with an cast-iron plinth under headstock and a leg under the tailstock end). Unfortunately data published by the Company for their early lathes was either non existent or skimpy - and information about early Colchester Master lathes (before about 1953/4) has been difficult to find. No proper handbook was published until a small A5 edition, complete with a photographic parts list, of the late 1940s.

Print code: MC310

Colchester Student, Master and Dominion Lathes Mk 1 and "Mk. 1½" (and other versions, etc). Round-headstock model but with either a "sliding-lever" on the apron to engage the power feeds or a centrally-mounted single lever control. The Mk. 1 and Mk.2 Student lathes are shown on my page at: http://www.lathes.co.uk/colchester/page2.html
A specially assembled Data Pack that gives all known data for these popular lathes comprising:

Print code: MC310-DE

Colchester Student Mk.1 Instruction and Maintenance Manual and Exploded Component Parts List. German Edition.

Print code: MC312

Colchester Student and Master Mk. 2 (and the "Dominion" versions, etc.) with a Flat-top headstock. The Mk. 2 lathe is shown in the second picture on my page at: http://www.lathes.co.uk/colchester/page2.html

Print code: MC314

Colchester Student and Master 1800 Instruction and Maintenance Manual and Illustrated Parts Manual as exploded diagrams and Electrical Diagrams. (Includes Additional French and German language section)

This manual is also suitable for the "Liberty 1300".

Print code: MC314A

Colchester Student 2500 Instruction and Maintenance Manual and Illustrated Parts Manual as exploded diagrams and Electrical Diagrams.

Print code: MC315

Colchester Student 3100 variable-speed drive lathe. Instruction and Maintenance Manual and Illustrated Parts Manual as exploded diagrams and Electrical Diagrams.

Print code: MC316

Colchester Student/Master 2500 Instruction & Maintenance Manual & Illustrated Parts Manual as Exploded Diagrams with Electrical Circuits. Shows both the left-hand (American) and right-hand (English) aprons and includes the carriage-mounted "Trav-a-dial" parts list. English, French and German text. £35

Print code: MC318

Colchester Triumph (and "Dominion") 15-inch lathes early models with rounded headstock Mk.1 & Mk.2 (also sold, in the USA, using the Clausing brand with the Model numbers: 6535, 6576, 6577, 6536, 6537). A complete 165-page data pack covering all models from the late 1930s on either separate cast-iron plinths or on the later (early 1950s) full cabinet stand. Instruction and Maintenance Manual and with Exploded Component Parts Pictures.

Print code: MC322

Colchester Triumph 2000 Mk. 1 and Mk. 2. Full 110-page Comprehensive Instruction & Maintenance Manual & Illustrated Parts Manual as Exploded Diagrams with 17 Electrical Schematics.
This version includes both early and late models with different clutch types, apron modifications, etc. with the necessary drawings and alterations clearly shown.
Also includes extra sections detailing the accessories together with exploded parts diagrams for the:
Also includes extra sections detailing the accessories together with exploded parts diagrams for the:

Print code: MC322A

Colchester Triumph 2000 Mk. 1 and Mk. 2. Full 110-page Comprehensive Instruction & Maintenance Manual & Illustrated Parts Manual as Exploded Diagrams with 17 Electrical Schematics. Text supplements in: Finnish, French, German and Swedish.
This version includes both early and late models with different clutch types, apron modifications, etc. with the necessary drawings and alterations clearly shown.
Also includes extra sections detailing the accessories together with exploded parts diagrams for the:

Print code: MC322CNC

Colchester CNC Lathes Models: CNC2000 (also covers the CNC1000, CNC3000 and CNC4000) with Fanuc OTA Controls. Comprehensive Instruction and Maintenance Manual and Illustrated Parts Manual as exploded diagrams.

Print code: MC322ELC

Detailed (378-page) Operation and Parts Manual

Print code: MC326

Colchester Triumph VS2500 (variable speed) Comprehensive Instruction and Maintenance Manual and Illustrated Parts Manual as exploded diagrams and Electrical Diagrams.

Print code: MC326A

Colchester Master VS 3250 (Variable-speed drive) Operation & Maintenance Manual with Parts Manual as Sectional Drawings. Includes two electrical schematics and electrical fault-finding guide for on the spindle drive.

This lathe is the same as the Harrison V350

 

Print code: MC328

Colchester Mascot Mk. 1 (1950s and early 1960s "round-headstock" model). Instruction and Maintenance Manual, Illustrated Parts Manual as Parts Pictures and a copy of the Sales & Technical Specification Catalogue. Pictures of an example here: http://www.lathes.co.uk/colchester/page24.html

Print code: MC330

Colchester Mascot 1600 Instruction and Maintenance Manual and Illustrated Parts Manual as Exploded Component diagrams and 13 Electrical Diagrams. This complete 172-page edition covers both the early and late models with complete spares lists for both types. (Includes French and German language section).

Print code: MC330A

Colchester Mascot & Mastiff VS Models including the VS1600/VS1800/VS2000/VS2000 (variable-speed) Large Edition Instruction and Maintenance Manual and Illustrated Parts Manual as exploded diagrams. (Includes French and German language section)

Print code: MC330B

Colchester Mastiff 1400 Instruction and Maintenance Manual and Illustrated Parts Manual as exploded diagrams and Electrical Diagrams. This version has full details in English, French and German.

Print code: MC330C

Colchester MASTIFF VS1800 and MASCOT VS2000 (variable-speed) Detailed Instruction and Maintenance Manual and Illustrated Parts Manual as Sectional Drawings. Includes sections on the accessories: high-speed threading units, bed stops, taper-turning unit, steadies, toolposts, guards, Heidenhain Glass Scale and other fittings, coolant assembly, etc.

Print code: MC330D

Colchester Magnum 1250 and LB800 Instruction and Maintenance Manual and a Parts Manual as Exploded Component Drawings. Includes an Electrical Schematic and two copies of the maker's Sales, Technical Specification and Accessories Catalogue. The two lathes were identical apart from centre height, spindle bore, spindle nose and speeds - the Model "1250" having a top speed of 1250 r.p.m. and the "LB800" a maximum of 800 r.p.m.

Print code: MC330F

Colchester Tornado Types T2, T4, T6, T8 and T10. Detailed Operation Manual and a Parts Manual as Sectional Drawings.

Print code: MC330FA

Colchester Colchester TORNADO Types A50, A90, 120M, 220 and 220M  Individual manuals are available for these modelsand can be ordered under the following codes:.

https://www.store.lathes.co.uk/print/MC330FA50

https://www.store.lathes.co.uk/print/MC330FA90

https://www.store.lathes.co.uk/print/MC330FA120M

Print code: MC330FA120M

Colchester Colchester TORNADO Types 120M, Detailed (463-page) Operation Manual and a Parts Manual as Sectional Drawings.

 

Print code: MC330FA220

Colchester Colchester TORNADO Types 220, Detailed (463-page) Operation Manual and a Parts Manual as Sectional Drawings.

 

Print code: MC330FA220M

Colchester Colchester TORNADO Types 220M  Detailed (463-page) Operation Manual and a Parts Manual as Sectional Drawings.

 

 

 

Print code: MC330FA50

Colchester Colchester TORNADO Types A50, Detailed (463-page) Operation Manual and a Parts Manual as Sectional Drawings.

 

Print code: MC330FA90

Colchester Colchester TORNADO Types A90, Detailed (463-page) Operation Manual and a Parts Manual as Sectional Drawings.

 

Print code: MC336

Colchester Hydropower 390 Lathe: Instruction and Maintenance Manual.

Print code: MC336A

Colchester Hydropower 430 Lathe: Instruction and Maintenance Manual.

Print code: MH113

Colchester-Hepworth Hydraulic Copying (Tracer) Attachments for Series: 300, 400, 450, 470, 472, 600 and 620 as fitted to Colchester, Harrison, Smart & Brown and many other makes of lathe and milling machine. A complete collection of all the literature ever produced for these models. Operator's Instruction Manual, Maintenance and settings and Spares Parts as Sectional Drawings. Covers both the head units and the pump-tank assemblies.

Print code: MM350C

Mimik Type PTE4.5 Tracer (hydraulic copy) Unit as used on larger lathes such as the Colchester Mastiff 1400, Mascot 1600 lathes, Harrison M500 Series, etc. Operating Manual and Parts Manual as Sectional Drawings.