Atlas 10-inch Lathe (and Craftsman 12-inch lathes) pre-1957: While the lathe remained basically the same for many years, with identical major components, various specifications were available with Model Numbers that included, over the years: 10-F, 10-D, TA36, TA42, TA48, TA54, TH36, TH42, TH48, TH54, TV36, TV42, TV48, TV54, H36, H42, H48, H54, V36, V42, V48, V54, QC42, QC54, etc. Also covers the UK-made Sphere, Halifax and Acorntools versions.
Manuals and Catalogues
Halifax (Atlas) 10-inch lathe:
A complete data pack of information (including all-known literature) that covers all models, from the first to last. It includes:
1) A comprehensive Owner's Manual with over 248 pages that contains detailed operating instructions for the lathe and its accessories together with maintenance and lubrication instructions - it's probably the best instruction book ever produced by a lathe manufacturer.
2) Extensive thread-cutting instructions and dedicated charts from the larger 61-page "supplementary" Screwcutting Instruction Booklet.
For Sale & Wanted
Halifax or Sphere Lathe - an English-made clone of the Atlas "10-inch". 5" x 24" backgeared, screwcutting, power cross feed, roller bearing headstock and mounted on the maker's stand. 1-phase motor, 16-speed all-V-belt-drive countershaft.