Hendey Lathes: "Modern Engine Lathes". This is the best publication for getting to grips with the earlier Hendey Models. A beautifully illustrated and comprehensive 67-page catalog-cum-handbook it shows the complete lathe range as it was in the early to mid 1920s showing both cone and geared-head models and the complete accessory range of slide rests, capstan attachments, steadies, collets, tools, coolant equipment, chucks, taper-turning units, the various electric drive systems and countershafts, etc.
Manuals and Catalogues
Hendey "Factory Tour" photographed by Robert Yarnall Richie. A Souvenir Publication in large format, giving a complete photographic tour of the works from boardroom to dispatch department. Dozens of fabulous pictures and descriptions. 64 pages. Also available, a similar publication for American Monarch lathes
Reproduction of the "Hendey Book" - a company celebration publication dated 1922. 110 pages. £65
Hendey Catalogue 1903. Although not a Manual this wonderful 115 page publication - which illustrates all the machine tools made by Hendey - lathes and shapers, etc. - contains a wealth of useful information: Sectional Drawings, extensive English and Metric screwcutting charts and detailed engravings of aprons, gearboxes, etc. Many of the machines illustrated were current until around 1918.
HENDEY Lathes 1920 and earlier Operators' Handbook. Extracted from the full-range catalog-cum-handbook listed under Code H237A, this shows the construction and operation of the Company's lathes back to around 1910. Extensive screwcutting charts and operation of accessories: taper turning, relieving, etc.
Hendey Lathes circa 1920 to 1944. Operator's Instruction Manual. A very high quality reproduction of the 5th edition of this excellent 88 page book contains a wealth of data about Hendey lathes from around 1920 to 1944 (though the data and screwcutting charts are also applicable to even some of the earlier lathes. This edition is by far the best of all produced during this period. Contains Cross-Sectional diagrams of the headstocks.
Hendey Lathe Operator's Instruction Manual for the No.1 12-inch General Purpose Lathe.
Hendey Parts Book for the 12-speed and 18-speed geared-head lathes. (not a first-rate reproduction).
SHAPER WORK - Work on the Shaping machine - a complete, highly detailed and well-illustrated 333-page book on how to use and get the best from any shaper. Titled: "For Beginners in Machine Shop Practice" it features a larger machine - but the methods and principles involved apply to all makes and types. This is the very best manual on shaper work ever published. A very heavy publication, bound in two volumes and printed on a heavy, high-quality 120g paper