Harrison

Details of many older and newer Harrison lathes and milling machines can be found here: http://www.lathes.co.uk/harrison

Manuals and Catalogues

Print code: H50A

Harrison UNION L1, L1A 3.5 to 5-inch "light lathes". Three catalogues in one. 12 pages.

An article about these lathes is here: http://www.lathes.co.uk/union/

Print code: H55

HARRISON Lathe 12-inch swing (6.5-inch Centre height Model L6 Mk.1 - also badged, for some markets, as a 13-inch) Sales & Technical Specification Catalogue. 8 pages

Print code: MA22

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

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: MC336B

Harrison Alpha "U" Lathe. 38 electrical Schematics.

Print code: MD397/MHL13

Do-ALL 17-inch Lathe. Late Model Machine (made by Harrison in the UK) Late-model with a very "square-edged headstock", large sheet-aluminium covers embossed with "speeds and feeds" and a screwcutting operated only by rotary lever controls (no sliding lever). Operator's Instruction Manual and Spare Parts Manual as detailed Sectional Drawings.

Print code: MD397A

DoAll "16 ½” (Actually a Harrison M450/500) Operation and Maintenance Manual with Parts as Exploded component Drawings.

Print code: MD398S

DoAll Lathe. Late Model Machine (made by Harrison in the UK) with very "square-edged headstock", large sheet-aluminium covers embossed with "speeds and feeds" and a screwcutting operated only by rotary lever controls (no sliding lever). Operator's Instruction Manual and Spare Parts Manual as detailed Sectional Drawings. Includes a copy of the DoAll Technical Sales and Specification and Accessories Catalogue.
Harrison late-type 13" & 15" also badged as the: 155/165/195 and 1300 models.

Print code: MG755/MHW1/MU5

Graduate (Harrison Graduate, Union and Multico) Wood-turning and Bowl-turning Lathe. Machine Manual with Maintenance, Lubrication, Wiring and Exploded-diagram and Sectional-Drawings Parts Manual. Two editions are included, early and late, showing both types of spindle design. Also Includes, while they last,  an original Sales and Specification and Accessories Catalogue.

Print code: MHL

Harrison Alpha 1550S Lathe. Operation Manual. Fanuc controls - with ladder diagrams. Includes two additional publications: "Manual Guide Mode Tutorial" designed as a familiarisation exercise for first-time users in the set up and operation of the machine in manual mode and a "CNC Tutorial" that provides users with basic information on operation of the machine in CNC mode.

Print code: MHL12A

HARRISON Lathe early 13-inch swing model with a 6.5-inch centre height and recognisable by 2 downward-pointing handles on the face of the headstock and a "diamond-shaped spindle speed chart. Instruction Manual, Maintenance Manual and Parts Manual as useful Exploded Assembly Diagrams. Perfect quality production. Includes a copy of the detailed Sales, Technical Specification & Accessories Catalogue £35 An example of this lathe can be seen here: http://www.lathes.co.uk/harrison/page7.html

Print code: MHL13

HARRISON Lathe Model 12-inch and 13-inch swing L6 Mk. 3 - also badged as the 155 and 165 and distinguishable from earlier models by a flat front face to the headstock a long, single upward pointing handle on the face and two spindle-speed change levers on the top, a third control shaft control rod below the leadscrew and power-feeds shaft, a screwcutting gearbox with a sliding selector control that indexed into a row of holes. The gearbox had either two thumb lever along the top edge (English threading) or three thumb levers (metric version).

Print code: MHL14

Harrison Lathe 14-inch swing (7-inch Centre height). This is the older model with two levers on top of the headstock and one on the front face. Instruction Manual, Maintenance Manual and Parts Manual as useful Exploded Assembly Diagrams. Perfect quality production. Includes a copy of the original Sales and Specification and accessories catalogue.

Print code: MHL140

Harrison Lathe Model "140" Instruction Manual, Maintenance Manual and Parts Manual as useful Exploded Assembly Diagrams. Covers the earlier Lathes L5, L5A & "11-inch" Models - including the hydraulic-copy versions. Perfect quality production. Covers all models with 4.5 inch to 5.5 inch centre heights and has screwcutting charts and data missing from the original publication. Includes a complete set of Sales and Technical Specification Catalogues showing all the different models and the full range of accessories.

Print code: MHL15

Harrison Lathe 15 and 16-inch swing Models (L21). Covers both early "rounded style" 15-inch swing and the very similar early 16-inch swing models with two downward-pointing levers on the face of the headstock. Instruction Manual, Maintenance Manual and Parts Manual as useful Exploded Assembly Diagrams. Perfect quality production.

Print code: MHL17A

Harrison Lathe 17-inch swing (8.5" centre height). Early model with from the 1950s and 1960s and three downward-pointing spindle-speed control levers and a screwcutting gearbox with, top right, two levers on a common shaft, just below two separate levers and, mounted centrally, a lever working through a quadrand (the later 17-inch called the M450 was different) Operator's Instruction Manual and Spare Parts Manual as detailed Sectional Drawings. Perfect quality production.

Print code: MHL190

Harrison "13-inch" and "15-inch" (identical apart from centre height) and badged variously as: 155, 165, 190 and "1300". These very distinctive late-model lathes differ from the 155 and 165 L6 Mk. 2 types in having the two spindle-speed levers pointing downwards on the front face of the headstock (instead of on top), large embossed sheet-aluminium covers on the face of headstock and apron and an enclosed screwcutting gearbox operated only by rotary lever controls - there being no sliding, spring-loaded indent lever.

Print code: MHL190E

Harrison "13-inch" and "15-inch" (identical apart from centre height) and badged variously as: 155, 165, 190 and "1300". These very distinctive lathes differ from the other 155 and 165 L6 Mk. 2 and 3 types in having:
- two spindle-speed levers pointing downwards on the front face of the headstock (instead of on top)
- large embossed sheet-aluminium covers on the headstock and face of the apron

Print code: MHL190e

Special Edition for the rare combined early/late Harrison "13-inch" and "15-inch" (identical apart from centre height) and badged variously as: 155, 165, 190 and "1300". These very distinctive lathes differ from the other 155 and 165 L6 Mk. 2 types in having the two spindle-speed levers pointing downwards on the front face of the headstock (instead of on top), large embossed sheet-aluminium covers on the headstock and face of the apron.

The screwcutting gearbox was the earlier type with a sliding tumbler selector that indexed into a row of holes.

Print code: MHL21A

Harrison Lathe 21-inch swing (M500 in the UK) with 10.5" centre height). Operator's Instruction Manual and Spare Parts Manual as detailed Sectional Drawings and electrical schematic. Perfect quality production.

Print code: MHL250

Harrison M250 Lathe Instruction Manual, Maintenance Manual and Parts Manual as useful Exploded Assembly Diagrams. Includes electrical schematics and additional instructions, not included in the original manual, of how to remove the leadscrew..

Print code: MHL250CNB

Harrison Trainer 250 CNC/Manual Lathe: Programming Manual.

Print code: MHL250CNC

Harrison Trainer 250 CNC/Manual Lathe: Maintenance Manual and Parts Manual as useful Exploded Assembly Diagrams. This is for the CNC version of the M250 that looks very like the ordinary centre lathe - as distinct from the  fully enclosed version that is marked with just the wod "TRAINER"

Print code: MHL300

Harrison M300 Lathe (and T300 toolroom version) Instruction Manual, Maintenance Manual and Parts Manual as useful Exploded Assembly Diagrams. Includes UK and USA electrical diagrams and a copy of the maker's Technical Sales and Specification Literature.

Print code: MHL350

Harrison M350 Lathe Instruction Manual, Maintenance Manual and Parts Manual as useful Exploded Assembly Diagrams with UK and European wiring diagrams. Includes a copy of the maker's Technical Sales and Specification Literature and electrical schematics.

Print code: MHL350V

Harrison V350 (Variable-speed drive) Operation & Maintenance Manual with Parts Manual as Sectional Drawings. Includes two electrical schematics and a spindle drive electrical fault-finding guide.

This lathe is a Colchester VS3250 with Harrsion badging

Print code: MHL390

Harrison M390 Lathe: Instruction Manual, Maintenance Manual and Parts Manual as useful Exploded Assembly Diagrams. Includes electrical diagrams.

Print code: MHL400

Harrison M400 Lathe: Instruction Manual, Maintenance Manual and Parts Manual as useful Exploded Assembly Diagrams including details of the complex 4-way toolpost, the optional bed-mounted capstan assembly, quick-threader assembly, taper-turning unit and other accessories, etc. Includes 2 electrical schematics.

Print code: MHL450

Harrison 17-inch Model M450 Lathe - early version, often badged "17-inch" and with headstock control levers tipped with round knobs): Instruction Manual, Maintenance Manual and Parts Manual as useful Exploded Assembly Diagrams with 10 electrical schematics covering the various versions. This edition shows both headstock clutch/brake types.
For the late version of the lathe with flat bar control levers with rounded ends and black fascia panels on headstock and apron see MHL450L

Print code: MHL450CNC

Harrison VS450 CNC Lathe: Operator's Instruction and Maintenance Manual including details of the Fanuc Controls and Programming Instructions.

Print code: MHL450L

Harrison M450 Lathe - late version badged "450" and with headstock control levers as flat bars with rounded ends and an apron where the centre section is stepped. Usually fitted with black fascia plates on headstock face and apron: Instruction Manual, Maintenance Manual and Parts Manual as useful Exploded Assembly Diagrams with 10 electrical schematics covering the various versions. For the early version of the lathe with control levers as round bars tipped with black knobs see MHL450

Print code: MHL460

Harrison M460 Lathe: Instruction Manual, Maintenance Manual and Parts Manual as useful Exploded Assembly Diagrams. This is a double manual covering the M460 and M550 models.

Print code: MHL5

HARRISON Lathes L5, L5A & "11-inch", 140 Models - including the hydraulic-copy versions: Instruction Manual and Illustrated Parts Manual with Exploded Parts diagrams and a generic wiring diagram. Perfect quality production. Covers all models with 4.5 inch to 5.5 inch centre heights and has screwcutting charts and data missing from the original publication e.g. details of the "all-metric" screwcutting gearbox and charts showing the lever positions when cutting inch-pitch threads.

Print code: MHL500

Harrison M500 Lathe: Instruction Manual, Maintenance Manual and Parts Manual as useful Exploded Assembly Diagrams with 3 electrical schematics.

Print code: MHL52AA

Harrison Lathe AA Mk. 2 VS330TR ( "Square" styling) 13-inch swing variable-speed drive precision lathe. Instruction Manual, Maintenance Manual and Parts Manual as useful Exploded Assembly Diagrams. Includes Electrical Diagrams.

Print code: MHL540

Harrison M540 Lathe: Instruction Manual, Maintenance Manual, Electrical Schematics and Parts Manual as useful Exploded Assembly Diagrams.

Print code: MHL5AA

Harrison Lathe AA Mk. 1 ( "Round" styling and identical to the Colchester Chipmaster) variable-speed drive precision lathe. Instruction Manual, Maintenance Manual and Parts Manual as useful Exploded Assembly Diagrams.

Print code: MHL5X

A mint condition original manual for the early L5 (4.5" centre height) up to 1959 (contains less information than the edition above).

Print code: MHL600

Harrison 1A and 1B Automatic Camless Chucking Lathe. Operator's Hand book and Spares as Exploded Component Drawings.

Print code: MHLV390

Harrison M390 Variable-speed Lathe: Instruction Manual, Maintenance Manual and Parts Manual as useful Exploded Assembly Diagrams.

Print code: MHLVS330

MHLVS330 Harrison Lathe VS330TR ("AA") Lathe variable-speed drive: Instruction Manual, Maintenance Manual and Parts Manual as useful Exploded Assembly Diagrams. Includes Electrical diagrams.

Print code: MHM8H

Harrison Horizontal Milling Machines (can accept a vertical head): Instruction Manual and Exploded Parts Diagrams. Covers all models. Includes a copy of the maker's Technical Sales and Specification Catalogue.

Print code: MHM8V

Harrison Vertical Milling Machines (dedicated, vertical-only machine): Instruction Manual and Parts Manual (oddly, no head pictures are included but the column and table parts are). Covers all models. Includes a copy of the maker's Technical Sales and Specification Catalogue.

Print code: MHW1

Graduate (Harrison Graduate, Union and Multico) Wood-turning and Bowl-turning Lathe. Machine Manual with Maintenance, Lubrication, Wiring and Exploded-diagram and Sectional-Drawings Parts Manual. Two editions are included, early and late, showing both types of spindle design. Also Includes, while they last,  an original Sales and Specification and Accessories Catalogue.

Print code: MHW2

Jubilee Wood lathe by Harrison (also badged as Sagar and Cooksley). Simple User's Guide with annotated photographs, several wiring  diagrams (the electrical system used changed over the years and yours may be different again) and an original copy of the maker's Sales & Specification Sheet.

Print code: MLH280

Harrison VS280 CNC Operator's Instruction Manual with Maintenance.

Print code: MLH280T

Harrison CNC M280 Trainer Lathe. This an "enclosed" model and usally marked with the single word "TRAINER" on the sloping surface to the right and the word "HARRISON" on the vertical surface immediately below (it should be be confused with the ordinary-lathe-like CNC Training version of the Harrison M250 lathe).
Comprehensive and detailed Operator's Instruction, Maintenance and Programming Manual with a Parts manual as Exploded Component Drawings.

Print code: MLH280TT

Harrison "Trainer" (marked simply "Trainer" on the headstock). Comprehensive Operator's Instruction, Maintenance and Programming Manual with Parts as Exploded Component Drawings and Electrical Schematic.

Print code: MLH280U

Harrison Trainer CNC Lathe marked simply "Trainer" on the headstock. Combined Operation, Parts, Maintenance and Programming Manual.

Print code: MLH280V

Harrison V280 Variable-speed drive Lathe. Instruction Manual, Maintenance Manual and Parts Manual as useful Exploded Assembly Diagrams.

Print code: MM508B/MHW1/MG755

Multico Graduate (Harrison Graduate and Union) Woodturning and Bowl-turning Lathe. Machine Manual with Maintenance, Lubrication, Wiring and Exploded-diagram and Sectional-Drawings Parts Manual. Two editions are included, early and late, showing both types of spindle design. Includes an original Sales and Specification and Accessories Catalogue.

Print code: U30

UNION (also badged Harrison & Boxford) Tool & Cutter Grinder (this is not the G200 but an early version on traditional lines). Sales, Technical Specification & Accessories Catalogue. 4 pages (Details of this tool & cutter grinder can be found here)