LeBlond (USA): Complete Range Catalogue 1921 Full of useful information and detailed component pictures. Small format enlarged to A4 (just short of USA "letter")
Manuals and Catalogues
L91 LeBlond: A superb, well-illustrated Complete Range Catalogue early 1950s showing lathes
as made from around 1946 to the late 1950s. Includes Heavy-duty Engine, Tool Room,
Dual Drive, Sliding Gap bed, Hollow Spindle, rapid production, Regal Models, Turret,
Automatic, Crankshaft, Universal Crankshaft, Important Features, Accessories, Attachments,
Drive Systems and the Cutter Grinder 103 pages.
LeBlond Dual Drive Mk. 1 Lathe: Superb Catalogue with transparent sheets that peel away to reveal details of the drive system. This unique catalog is sent on a pen drive as printing loses too much detail. 14 pages.
LeBlond Regal Lathes. A superb, First Edition 47-page Full-range Technical Sales and Specification Catalogue and Price List 1931. This publication introduces the new, lighter LeBlond lathes and is full of detailed technical information, useful Component Parts Pictures as well as interesting company and factory information.
LeBlond General Sales and Technical Specification Catalogue. 1941 Edition 16 pages.
LeBlond Tool and Diemaker Lathe Sales and Technical Specification Catalogue 1964. 4 pages
L98 LeBlond 19-inch Regal Lathes Sales and Technical Specification Catalogue 1978. 20 pages.
LeBlond Tool & Cutter Grinder No. 2. Detailed and well-illustrated Sales, Accessories & Technical Specification Catalogue. 16 pages
LeBlond Tool & Cutter Grinder No. 2. Detailed and well-illustrated Sales, Accessories & Technical Specification Catalogue.Shows examples of typical job set-ups, Use of Attachments, Instructions for Grinding Hobs, etc. 16 pages.
LeBlond Regal 10-inch Regal. For this lathe we can offer a data pack with the 2 known relevant publications:
LeBLOND REGAL "Running a Regal" 1930s to 1940s. The first LeBlond handbook that deals, in a very comprehensive way, with all sizes of "Regal" lathes made during that period. (72 pages, small format). Also included is a superb 47-page Technical Sales Catalogue & Price List. This first-edition publication introduces the new, lighter LeBlond lathes and is full of detailed technical information, useful Component Parts Pictures as well as interesting company and factory information.
LeBlond Regal Lathes (13" to 19") early-1940s to the late 1950s. These were designated: A = 10", B = 13", C = 15", D = 17" E = 19", F = 21", H = 24". The lathes remained largely unchanged mechanically from their introduction until the late 1950s - although the stands and drive systems were modernized to make the machines more compact. A detailed and comprehensive Operation, & Maintenance Manual with a Parts Manual as clear Exploded Component Drawings. 98 pages.
LeBlond and "LeBlond Makino". A detailed and comprehensive Instruction, Maintenance & Illustrated Parts Manual (as detailed Cross-Sectional Drawing) for the later "Regal" lathes from the late 1950s through to the 1980s: Models 13" (C3), 15" (C5), 17" (E3) and 19" (E7) including the Servo-shift and sliding bed types.
LeBlond: 12", 14", 16" & 18" lathes in Engine, Toolroom and gap-bed forms and the 19" to 38" sliding-bed models. These were heavier, industrial-class LeBlond lathes made from the 1930s to the early 1950s. Service & Instruction Manual.
LeBlond "Dual Drive" Mk.1 Instruction and Illustrated Parts Manual as exploded-component pictures. Includes a copy of the maker's Sales & Technical Specification Catalogue.
LeBlond "Dual Drive" Mk.2 Instruction and Illustrated Parts Manual as detailed Cross-Sectional Drawings. A number of the smaller parts illustrations have been scanned at very high resolution and enlarged to full-page size.
LeBlond 14" and 16" Tool and Diemaker Precision Lathe. Instruction Manual and Parts Manual as detailed Sectional Diagrams.
LeBlond 20-inch Heavy-duty Engine Lathe. Operation and Service Manual with Parts Manual as Sectional Drawings.
LeBlond "Multi-cut Lathe" Not a manual as we understand them today, but a detailed guide to the lathe with Settings and Work Examples.
LeBlond Automatic Lathes. Detailed Operator's and Maintenance Manual with Typical and Special Cam and Tooling Layouts and Parts as Sectional Drawings.
The original LeBlond Tool & Cutter Grinder was sold before the advent of dedicated Instruction books. However, the following publication is that produced by LeBlond and intended to be used by them as a guide to using the machine effectively.
LeBlond Universal Tool & Cutter Grinders & Accessories. Detailed and well-illustrated 70-page Sales & Specification Catalog-cum-Instruction Book with headings that include:
General Descriptions (of construction and and layout)
Specification of the machine (and descriptions of accessories)